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March kicks off with Women’s History Month observance
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Col. Lester A. Weilacher (seated), 66th Air Base Group commander, signs a proclamation declaring March as Women’s History Month on base as committee members stand by. Many events are planned throughout the month to recognize the contributions of women throughout history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)
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March kicks off with Women’s History Month observance

Posted 2/27/2013   Updated 2/27/2013 Email story   Print story

    


by 2nd Lt. Danielle Mrla
Women's History Month committee


2/27/2013 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass.  -- March 1 marks the start of the Department of Defense's Women's History Month observance. The theme for this year is, "Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)."

The Equal Opportunity office has commissioned the Women's History Month committee to promote awareness of the celebration of women's history. Throughout the month, the Hanscom community will be able to see and participate in various activities to celebrate women's history. The commemoration will start March 1 when the women of Hanscom come together for a group photograph. A "Woman of the Week" biography will be featured weekly.

This week's Woman of the Week is retired Air Force Col. Catherine "Cady" Coleman, who has been one example of the contributions women make in the area of STEM.

Coleman was born Dec. 14, 1960, in Charleston, S.C. After graduating from W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Va., in 1978, she went on to pursue her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She graduated from MIT in 1983. That same year, Coleman received her commission into the U.S. Air Force and began graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In 1988, Coleman moved to Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, as a research chemist. In 1992, she was selected to join NASA.

Before retiring from the Air Force in 2009, Coleman set a number of endurance and tolerance records for her participation in physiological and new equipment studies. In addition, she has logged more than 4,330 hours in space. Today, Coleman still works for NASA.



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