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Gaining insights into 'women warriors'

Girls Scouts tour of Fairchild Air Force Base highlights opportunities for women in the military


Last updated 8/5/2021 at 1:48pm

Riley Kankelberg

Staff Sergeant Crystal Maldonado and K-9 Lily pose with the Girl Scouts at Fairchild Air Force Base.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS - Fairchild Air Force Base hosted a special tour on July 23 for the Girl Scouts of America. The Athena Tour took a select group of Girl Scouts around the base to meet with women in the military who occupy a multitude of roles, dubbed "women warriors" by the Scouts. They even got official scout patches to prove it.

The girls taking the tour were not there randomly. While selling their iconic cookies, the Scouts also worked to secure boxes to donate to the military. The goal was 150 boxes, but those on the tour went well beyond that threshold. They boasted numbers in the 200s,...

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