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Women’s Equality Day

 August 26 of each year is designated as Women’s Equality Day in the United States. Instituted by Representative Bella Abzug and first established in 1971, the date commemorates the certification of the 19th Amendment ninety-two years ago in 1920, culminating many years of women struggling for the right to vote. As we acknowledge women’s struggles and celebrate their right to vote, we also recognize women in the Army for their tremendous contributions and relentless spirit in helping to keep this nation free.

Women serving in Army civilian roles have also made a important contribution to the work of CECOM and its predecessor orgnaizations. You can search this blog under the “Women” category at the top to find out more about their many contributions.

Pictured are the ruby, the square, synthetic gem between the two lenses, and Shirley Brumfield, who is finding the optic axis of the ruby to determine the frequency at which it will function.


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