Senate Approves Gardner, Bennet Resolution Recognizing 40 Years of Women at the Air Force Academy

Washington, DC – The United States Senate approved a resolution, introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), supporting the designation of October 8, 2016, as “40 Years of Women Cadets at the United States Air Force Academy Day.'' The resolution recognizes the many contributions female cadets have made to the Air Force Academy and their incredible service to our nation.


“Forty years ago, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado became the first military academy to admit female cadets,” said Gardner. “Our female cadets have gone on to command Air Force combat units, earn the rank of 4-star general, and serve as Superintendent of the Academy. These women, along with the thousands of other female cadets who now serve in the Air Force and other branches of the military, serve as role models to young women and all of those around our nation who wish to serve their country and I thank them for their service.”


“This resolution honors the tremendous contributions female servicemembers have made to our Armed Forces and to our national security,”  Bennet said. “Their achievements are a testament to their dedication and sacrifice, and our nation is stronger because of their service. I am grateful the Air Force Academy opened the door to female cadets 40 years ago.”