Offutt Air Force celebrates Women History Month
Offutt Air Force Base is honoring those present and past who have broken glass ceilings throughout history. Channel 8 spoke to an airwoman who says invest in your future.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Offutt Air Force Base is honoring those present and past who have broken glass ceilings throughout history. Channel 8 spoke to an airwoman who says invest in your future.
“It’s really exciting to see the work that’s gone into highlighting the women that came before us,” said Senior Master Sargeant Sharika Ceasor.
Offut Air Base is celebrating Women’s History Month, holding virtual panels, and highlighting Team Offut women. Ceasor is one and she says representation is vital in the military.
She shares that she was in service for over two years before meeting a Black female chief and was in awe.
“I could not articulate in that moment what that meant for me because I didn’t recognize that I had lacked that representation up until that moment,” said Ceasor. “When she spoke to me I couldn’t even speak back and so that is the power of representation.”
Ceasor is a leader, now serving as a superintendent for command and control operations. At the start of the pandemic, she was picked to be a part of a public health emergency group. She says as a mom and wife it can be challenging as home and work lines cross.
“But working alongside those medical professionals and really being able to have that direct insight to the challenges they faced,” said Ceasor. “It allowed me to really look at my circumstances a little bit differently. I’ve grown so much by being able to be exposed to individuals with different perspectives and I think that is the greatest value I’ll take away when I hang up my uniform.”
And her message to young girls.
“What is your investment to the future? Because we all have an opportunity to make an investment and so find what that is and live that out loudly.”