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Women's History Month Luncheon to be Held, March 31

Los Angeles Air Force Base -- It has been more than150 years since the world's first women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York in July 1848. A Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions was debated and ultimately signed by 68 women and 32 men, setting the agenda for the women's rights movement.

We celebrate Women's History Month by honoring the contributions of these and many other women of every race, class and ethnic background, who have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our nation in countless recorded and unrecorded ways. This year's theme is "Women's Art - Women's Vision".

To celebrate Women's History Month here, the Federal Women's Program Committee invites everyone to attend a luncheon, March 31. The Luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gordon Conference Center. The cost is $18 for club members and $20 for non-club members. Reservations are required. If you are interested in attending, please contact Lt. Amy Hallock.

The guest speaker for this event will be the SMC Vice Commander Brig. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski. She will speak about the importance of workforce diversity and the critical role it plays in ensuring mission success.

In her current assignment, the general is responsible for assisting the commander in managing the research, design, development, acquisition and sustainment of space and missile systems, launch, command and control and operational satellite systems. She began her career in the Air Force in 1978, commissioning through ROTC at New Jersey Institute of Technology. She received a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Since then the general has served in numerous technical, staff and leadership positions including the Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing commander. She will be leaving SMC soon to serve as the deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Agency.