Lt. Raphael Sadowtiz reads the Joint Resolution of Congress from 1971, prior to the race start. The resolution designated August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Juan Serrano.

Running for Women’s Equality

August 26 marks the 95th Anniversary of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement, a day which memorializes the fight for equal rights and celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment on August 20, 1920. Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma held a Woman’s Equality Day Race to celebrate this pivotal day in history and honor the pioneers who fought for women’s equality.


Surviving breast cancer, living life to the fullest

In 2006, I was a 30 year-old first time mother to an infant and was preparing to transfer to a new job within the Coast Guard. About a week later, my husband and I received the news that changed our lives forever.