Happy National Women’s History Month

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  • By Senior Master Sgt. Marlon Burton
  • 182nd Airlift Wing Human Resource Advisor

Happy National Women’s History Month!

This month we celebrate and honor the vital role women have played in American history. In 1981, Congress passed Public Law 97-28, which authorized the president to proclaim the second week of March as Women’s History Week. Later in 1987, with the efforts from National Women’s History Project, Congress advanced this initiative and the result was Public Law 100-9, designating March as National Women’s History Month (Military Benefits Info, 2022).

This month we feature pioneer Capt. Norma Parsons. In 1956, she became the first female member of the Air National Guard. Please click on the link below to read about the extraordinary accomplishments of Capt. Norma Parson.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day as well!


All, I encourage you to pause for a moment during March RSD and take time to start dialog with other Airmen. Be deliberate and see who’s in need of a mentor, coach them and lead them to our 182nd Wing SharePoint mentoring page. Please keep in mind, HRA will conduct a mentoring briefing in your work area upon request.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA) Core Competency Courses

There are no DEIA courses scheduled this month for the base populous; however, HRA has arranged classes for specific squadron this month. Note: Upon request HRA can come over to your squadron to facilitate DEIA Courses.

Joint Diversity Executive Council Sub-Committee (JDEC)

The JDEC consist of 15 members from the 182nd Airlift Wing—a representation of the entire base populous—and aims to spearhead initiatives to improve human relations and bring togetherness regarding DEIA. Please see the HRA/JDEC section of the SharePoint to learn more. If you have any innovative ideas please don’t hesitate to contact your HRA or a JDEC member.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) February 2022 – with Unit Commanders

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Marlon Burton, a human resource advisor with the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, teaches an Emotional Intelligence course for the wing’s unit commanders in Peoria, Illinois, Feb. 7, 2022. Airmen can use emotional information to guide thinking, tendencies and behaviors and manage/adjust emotions to adapt to environments. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

More information regarding courses can be found on the 182d HRA page found in the virtual newsletter or Wing SharePoint.


Human Resource Advisor (Diversity Manager)
182 AW, Peoria, IL
Building 830 (Gym)
Comm: 309-633-5153 / DSN 724-5153
Diversity + Equity + Inclusion = Unity