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Heritage to Horizons Women's Training Symposium slated to begin this month

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 2007 Heritage to Horizons Women's Training Symposium is slated for Oct. 31-Nov.1 in Springfield, Va.

As the Air Force celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year, this is prime opportunity to highlight and learn from the accomplishments of the Air Force - including women's roles in the Air Force in the past, present and future. The 2007 Heritage to Horizons Women's Training Symposium is open to all members of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as DoD civilian personnel.

Attendees of this training symposium will experience first-hand the proud heritage of ingenuity, courage, resolve and accomplishment from individuals like Brig Gen Wilma Vaught, the first woman selected for promotion to brigadier general in the comptroller career field; Chief Master Sergeant Dottie Holmes, the first enlisted female to retire with 30 years total service; Chief Master Sergeant Brenda Langlois, the first woman to pull nuclear duty; 'Maggie' Ringenberg, a former WASP; Tech. Sergeant Kathy  Shaw, the first female enlisted tactical combat convoy commander; and, Lt. General Terry Gabreski, the highest ranking female commissioned officer in today's Air Force.

Complete conference info and registration is available at