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Kathleen Utley Kornahrens, Bring Me Men

Kathleen Utley Kornahrens, Bring Me Men… Women Marching with the First Female Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy

On June 28, 1976, into the all-male bastion of the United States Air Force Academy 157 women stepped, challenging the slogan over the entrance ramp that read “Bring Me Men.” These women inspired an upheaval of change in this tradition-bound military school. Their journey was one of survival in a male-dominated environment, where they struggled to find balance on a seesaw of ingrained gender discrimination and undesired special privileges.

This book tells the story of the first female cadets in the United States Air Force Academy, and their fight to make a permanent place for themselves there. Chapters explore their struggle to be accepted, the difficulties of the training environment, the camaraderie and conflict with men and the hardships and joys of those who marched in the ranks of that first co-ed class.

Kathleen Utley Kornahrens is one of only 97 women who graduated from the US Air Force’s first co-ed class in 1980. She served in the active-duty Air Force as a Computer Systems Development Officer. She lives in Pittsboro, NC.

Date

Saturday, Mar 09, 2024
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Time

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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