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NEWS | April 8, 2019

433rd Airlift Wing aircrew members S.T.E.P. in for good cause

By Ms. Minnie Jones 433rd Airlfit Wing Public Affairs

Two Alamo Wing female aircrew members participated in an event hosted by the “Show them Everything Possible” Organization of San Antonio, March 23 at the Alamo Drafthouse movie cinema.

The event, “Marvelous Women Don’t Need Capes,” introduced young girls to professional women heroes, who are “Marvelous” in their profession in the San Antonio area.

Lt. Col. Kari Hill, 433rd Operation Support Squadron commander and pilot, and Tech. Sgt. Debra Harper, 68th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, are both aircrew members on the 433rd Airlift Wing's C-5M Super Galaxy, a strategic transport aircraft. The C-5M is the largest aircraft in the Air Force’s inventory. Its primary mission is to transport cargo and personnel for the Department of Defense.

During the event, tables were set-up in the lobby, with each category of professionals, such as lawyers, an emergency medical technician, judges, and other professionals. The girls were divided into groups and allowed to visit each table in their assigned groups for an allotted amount of time. Once alerted, the group changed tables, similar to a speed-networking event, which allowed the girls to interact with each group equally.  

After the interaction portion of the event, guests were treated to the newly released “Captain Marvel” movie. The movie was very befitting to the day’s agenda, highlighting strong and determined women. The movie is about an U.S. Air Force pilot, Carol Danvers, who becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes, after an accident.   

According to the S.T.E.P. Organization’s website, the organization creates a unique cultural and educational event for youth to show them everything possible. The group works to generate opportunities for other socially conscious organizations to gain traction with the community they serve.