LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. --
Women’s History Month honors the
contributions women have made throughout history. Since 1981 the U.S has taken
time to celebrate this every March.
This year, the Women’s History Month
committee at Luke Air Force Base scheduled an array of events throughout March to
show admiration for these heroine’s role in history, past and present.
“This year we wanted to do
something a little different,” said Tech. Sgt. Sindy Nazon, 56th Force Support
Squadron fitness specialist. “While we are recognizing the inspirational
figures in history, we are also shedding some light on five civilian women
stationed at various squadrons who have been working at Luke for 20 to 30
years. Those ladies are essentially our living history and continue to
contribute to the mission. For that, we would like to recognize them during
Women’s History Month.”
These women will be honored in the
first week of March during a breakfast at Club Five-Six from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
with a mentoring session and a poem reading on phenomenal women, followed by a
surprise guest speaker.
“The breakfast is the starting
event in the month-long celebration,” Nazon said. “Letting Thunderbolts know of
the decades of heroism, life and wisdom of past and present strong female
Additional information will be
placed throughout the base during the second week of March with a mentoring
luncheon session on the third week of March to continue educating Thunderbolts.
At the mentoring luncheon scheduled
for March 14, women will share their stories and experiences celebrating life at
the dining facility with Airmen.
Finally, Women’s History Month will
culminate with an event scheduled to brighten and encourage the young minds at
Luke Elementary School, ensuring the effort and strength, of those past and
present, is retained and passed on.
“Without events like these, it would be
difficult to sit down, talk, question and hear the encouraging stories these
women possess,” said Staff Sgt. Kristina Permont, 63rd Fighter Squadron
noncommissioned officer in charge of aviation resource management.