Joint Base celebrates women’s history

David “Duna” Hodge
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs

Service members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians participated in the annual observance for Women’s History Month, held March 21 at Sharkey Theater at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH).

The event provided attendees the chance to celebrate and learn more about the contributions of women serving in the military and hear firsthand from guest speakers sharing their experiences.

The installation’s Joint Force Diversity Committee coordinated this year’s program, titled “Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination.” The program served as the cornerstone of the JBPHH salute to Women’s History Month.

Theresa Phillips, Navy Region Hawaii executive director, reminded the audience of the strength found in diversity.

In her comments, she recognized the JBPHH Diversity Committee as “a good example of the strength of our diversity can be found in the committee who brings us this event — Air Force and Navy teammates, working together.”

Col. Kara Gormont, commander, 15th Medical Group, JBPHH, served as guest speaker for the program and shared her personal reflections.

In the field of medicine she remarked that “the women before us opened the door just enough to establish medicine as a field that is acceptable for women to be a part of,” and wondered if that acceptance had helped further the cause of all women, in all fields.

Following the program, a cake-cutting ceremony and special meal was offered at the Silver Dolphin Bistro.

DoD Observance Memo:

“Both in uniform and through the civilian sector, American mothers, daughters, sisters and wives have selflessly served to defend and protect the land of the free and home of the brave.

Even in grim situations and under austere conditions, these women have persevered — standing tall and strong as defenders of freedom, liberty and justice.”

Photo by MC1 Corwin M. Colbert Col. Kara Gormont, commander, 15th Medical Group, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, receives a gift from Culinary Specialist 1st Class Alyssa Crowder during the Women’s History Month observance.

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