Perspectives: Wing member reflects on Women's History
By Staff Reports, 459th Air Refueling Wing
/ Published March 26, 2007
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. -- The Boomer: How has the Air force changed since when you joined?
Shirley Wilson: The Air Force has changed in that there are more women in key positions traditionally held by men -- pilots, security forces, fire fighters, cargo specialists, and maintenance.
TB: What is the most important message we can give our young troops today?
SW: Be the best you can be and don't let anyone hold you back. Always carry yourself in a professional way. Give respect to get it. Respect your uniform, military bearing and core values.
TB: What woman has influenced you?
SW: Our wing commander, Col. Stayce Harris, has influenced me a lot. She's a diligent, intelligent woman who puts the troops first. It's really an honor to work with her.