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News | March 16, 2022

DLA Distribution Commanding General delivers Women's History Month Message

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Throughout the month of March, the Department of Defense joins the nation in honoring National Women’s History Month, recognizing the invaluable contributions of women who have inspired and shaped our Nation. This year’s theme is, “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.”

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Smithsonian recently debuted a new exhibit, entitled #IfThenSheCan, honoring women who have excelled in the STEM fields and who are changing the course of history.

Displayed in the Smithsonian Gardens and in some of the museums in the Smithsonian network are 120 life-sized neon orange statues depicting women’s contributions not only in the field of science, but in technology, engineering and math.

These 3D-printed statues include Jessica Esquivel, one of 150 black women in the United States with a doctorate in physics, Karina Popovich, a college student who produced more than 82,000 pieces of 3D-printed personal protective equipment for health care workers in the early days of the pandemic; and Monica Rho, head Team Physician for the US Women’s National Soccer Team.…women providing healing; promoting hope and paving the way for future generations.

The exhibit honoring these 120 trailblazers, the largest collection of statues of women ever assembled, is on display in the Washington DC area through March 27th. Additional information can be found on their official release: Smithsonian Launches New ‘Women’s Futures Month’ With National Mall Debut of 120 Statues Celebrating Women in STEM 

While just a small sample of the women making a tremendous impact in this world, the #IfThenSheCan exhibit is a reminder to all of us the barriers broken by women while leading cultural change and building pathways for generations of others to follow.

Mr. Knight and I would like to thank you for everything you do to support our Warfighters and our federal partners. Keep striving for excellence and continue to look after one another.