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Joint Base Andrews News

NEWS | May 6, 2022

1st HS promotes diversity in aviation

By Senior Airman Spencer Slocum 316th Wing Public Affairs

Diversity continues to be a priority in the Air Force. Leadership at the highest levels have made changes within the force to become more inclusive and diverse to increase strength and military capabilities.

The 1st Helicopter Squadron hosted a “We Fly, Too” event at Howard University, April 30, 2022.

The event included multiple panels on diversity, a fireside chat with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr and President of Howard University Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, and a meet and greet with pilots from the 1st HS.

During each panel, members were asked questions regarding current active duty pilots, women in aviation, and diversity and the future of aviation.

“There are so many opportunities to open doors, not only for yourself, but for others,” said Brown. “You have to challenge the status quo; you have to be willing to push.”