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Two female firefighters laugh in front of a firetruck

U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Hannah Menard and Kayla Jerido, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentices, talk at Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, March 12, 2020. In recognition of Women’s History Month, the 86th Airlift Wing, Public Affairs office set out to highlight career fields with an under representation of women across the Air Force; Menard and Jerido are two of five female firefighters in their 206-member unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

A firefighter poses in gear in front of a fire truck

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Menard, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentice, poses for a photo at Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, March 12, 2020. In recognition of Women’s History Month, the 86th Airlift Wing, Public Affairs office set out to highlight career fields with an under representation of women across the Air Force; Menard is one of five female firefighters in her 206-member unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Two firefighters simulate a buddy check in their fire fighting equipment

U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Kayla Jerido and Hannah Menard, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentices, simulate a buddy check at Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, March 12, 2020. The firefighters underwent 68 days of technical training and train 15-20 hours a week outside of fitness and administrative responsibilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Airman 1st Class Hannah Menard, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentice, dons her nomex hood for a photo in front of a firetruck

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Menard, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentice, dons her nomex hood for a photo at Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, March 12, 2020. While all Airmen must remain in regulations, if an Airman has long hair they must find an efficient way to wear it with no obstruction to their work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Photo of firefighter posing in gear in front of a fire truck

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kayla Jerido, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentice, poses for a photo at Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, March 12, 2020. In recognition of Women’s History Month, the 86th Airlift Wing, Public Affairs office set out to highlight career fields with an under representation of women across the Air Force; Jerido is one of five female firefighters in her 206-member unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

Photo of a firefighter sitting in the driver seat of a fire truck smiling

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Menard, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection apprentice, prepares to drive a fire truck at Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, March 12, 2020. The 86th CES firefighters are a part of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire and Emergency Services and rotate between seven fire stations in support of KMC service members and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton)

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In recognition of Women’s History Month, the 86th Airlift Wing, Public Affairs office set out to highlight career fields with an under representation of women across the Air Force. Firefighting is one of those fields.