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NEWS | June 29, 2023

'Pioneers In Skirts' documentary airs at JBSA-Randolph, JBSA-Lackland in July

Air Education and Training Command

The documentary "Pioneers in Skirts" tackles head-on the challenges that women face in their professional journeys.

Brace yourself for an insightful, thought-provoking, and downright inspiring exploration of the biases and stereotypes that hold women back in their pursuit of success. The content is engaging and thought-provoking.

This documentary features incredible stories and engaging interviews that showcase these pioneering women's remarkable strength and unwavering determination. You'll be excited and enthusiastic, rooting for them to overcome challenges and create a prosperous tomorrow.

The film "Pioneers in Skirts" is not just a mere cinema piece; it serves as a potent and unifying message of fairness, emphasizing the need to eliminate obstacles and establish a society where everyone can flourish. Be prepared to feel inspired, empowered, and motivated to conquer the world once you see this excellent masterpiece. 

The two free showings are open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders

The first showing is from 1-3 p.m. July 17 at JBSA-Randolph's Kendrick Club, 1039 3rd St W. Panelists include Dr. Wendy Walsh, Chief Learning Officer, Air Education and Training Command; Chief Master Sgt. Tijuana Hannibal, Senior Enlisted Leader, 331st Training Squadron; Kim Toney, Executive Director, AFPC; retired Chief Master Sgt. Bill Cavenaugh; Col. Jenise Carroll, Wing Commander, HAF/SAF/DI; and Dr. Christine Covas-Smith, AFRL Liaison to Air University.

The second showing is from 1-3 p.m. July 31 July at the JBSA-Lackland Base Theater, 1385 Reese St.​ Panelists include Dr. Wendy Walsh, Chief Learning Officer, Air Education and Training Command; Col Shelly Mendieta, Deputy Director for Force Development, Operations and Communications Directorate, Air Education and Training Command; Col. Casey Pombert, Commander, AFSAT; Chief Master Sgt. Tijuana Hannibal, Senior Enlisted Leader, 331st Training Squadron; and Dr. Wendy Johnson, Program Analyst, AETC A5X.

On each date, the movie will be shown first, then questions for the panel will follow. Watch the trailer at and the introduction video clip at