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Women’s equality highlighted at observance

 
Story and photo by Derek Gean
Community editor
dgean@gannett.com

The Fort Leonard Wood community celebrated the achievements of women Tuesday at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Women’s Equality Day Luncheon.

The event, hosted by the 14th Military Police Brigade, featured State Sen. Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, Missouri District 9.

Col. Niave Knell, 14th MP Brigade commander, introduced Curls and used the opportunity to celebrate recent achievements for women in the Army.

“Last week was a big week for women in the military, with the graduation of two women from Ranger school,” Knell said. “That is a great individual achievement, but also one that has a long history leading up to it, (including)the right to vote, which started women on the path to equality.”

Knell said it is important to keep in mind that the women’s suffrage movement and…     Read More...