The Nightwitch Bombers-delivering fear in the night

If you haven't read about Marina Raskova and the NightWitches- you are missing out on some amazing history. Deployed out of need in WWII, the Soviet Union commissioned Maj Raskova to find 400 women to fill out their fighter and night bombing squadrons- including the 588th pictured above. They fit the women into any uniforms …

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This day in History: Queen Lili’uokalani

A part of US history not often remembered this day in history - Hawaii's first and last Queen was illegally arrested and held captive the rest of her life by the United States. Despite multiple attempts to convince American interests in the area that Hawaii was a sovereign nation (the first to have central power …

Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in Space and Thoughts for the “Space Force”

  Perhaps you didn't know, but the record for the first woman in space was not held by an American (gasp!) but a Russian woman the Chicago Tribune dubbed "The Russian Blonde in Space"... even though she wasn't even blonde. Despite how "modern" we like to think America is, there is still much stereotyping and …

Tammie Jo Shultz And Chelsey Sullenberger

When flight 1380 from New York made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on 17 April 2018, instincts took over for the seasoned captain and she executed all of her emergency procedures as practiced and memorized.  She was the Captain of the flight, and even though it was a last minute switch she had …

Today in History: The start of the Suffrage Movement

    160 years ago today in 1948,  Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, two abolitionists who met at the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London, organize the first ever women's rights convention at Wesylan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY.  Together, they led over 300 people on a two-day convention to discuss women's rights and …

National Superhero Day

Did you know April 28 has been designated #NationalSuperHero Day?  This is a day to celebrate all of the superheroes in your life- whether they are fact or fiction.  Our heroes are our mothers, sisters, daughters, fathers, brothers, and sons who share in our vision for a better world for all of us. Cherish the superhero in …

The Men’s Empowerment Run

He had just returned from winning the Women's Empowerment 5K, and everyone was gathered around him to see his medal.  "That's awesome man", "way to represent" everyone was proud of our squadron's winner.  It was great, he ran the race pretty fast and won.  I asked, "were there a lot of people that showed up?" …