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Staff Sgt. Esther Blake: First woman in the Air Force. (Graphic by Sylvia Saab) Those before me
As Women’s History Month comes to an end, I can’t help but wonder where I would be if it wasn’t for the women before me. In specific, the women who served before me and paved the way for generations to come. If it wasn’t for Esther Blake – the first woman to enlist in the United States Air Force in 1948 – would I have so confidently walked into my local recruiting office? Would I have even considered serving my country as a realistic dream?
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