Celebrating Women in the Coast Guard
By Kara Noto, MyCG Writer
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VIDEO: You’ve got us figured out
Female Coast Guard members showcase their duties in the service for Women’s Equality Day August 25, 2020. The women featured in the video were stationed at the Coast Guard Yard, Coast Guard Headquarters and Coast Guard Station Coos Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Magee/Released)
Aug. 28, 2020 —
Women’s Equality Day commemorates the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, giving some women the right to vote. Together as a Service, we work toward greater equality and inclusion through policy, plans and leadership, while we also celebrate the trailblazing work of the women who serve our nation and our Coast Guard.
Lt. Cmdr. Caitlin Mitchell-Wurster, helicopter pilot featured in a video celebrating women who serve, recognizes her experiences – from daily operations to deployments – are striking, especially when compared with your average private sector opportunity.
Petty Officer Third Class Courtney Perry, also featured in the video highlighting women who are smashing the gender bias in our ranks, reflects on the time friends she’s made during different assignments.