Women’s Equality Day at Fort Stewart

Tiffany Skinner

The third annual Equality Day recognizes the achievements and contributions made by members of specific racial, ethnic or gender groups in our society. The event will begin at 11:30 am on Wednesday August 26 at Fort Stewart.

“Georgia Southern students are welcome to attend the event to see how the Army promotes understanding, teamwork, harmony, pride, and esprit among all groups, as well as gain a broader understanding of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s presence in southeast Georgia,’’ Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said. 

The keynote speaker is Lieutenant Colonel Tia L. Benning Commander 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion. According to www.Army.Mil/ 3rd inantry biography page she has been awarded the Bronze Star medal (1OLC), Army Meritorious Service medal (2OLC), Army Commendation medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Army Good Cnduct medal, Humanitarian Service medal, NATO medal, and the Air Assault badge.

Benning’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in the field of Psychology from South Carolina State University and a Master’s in the same from the University of Phoenix.The event will also look back at the contributions of women to U.S. history 

“I think it’s important for women to be equally recognized whether it’s in the military, business, job market or just socially. I think it’s a good step for our country to recognize different social trend that are becoming more popular, “ Andrew a Junior Chemistry major said.