ISS3 2017

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Rese R vist Magazine s hip M ates in Focus Atlantic Strike Team reservist honored by Pennsylvania Governor and First Lady Petty Officer 1st Class Alison Delaney represented the Coast Guard at an event Mar. 29, 2017, honoring military women in celebration of Women's History Month. The second annual event, hosted by Gov. Tom Wolf, First Lady Frances Wolf and the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, was held at the governor's residence in Harrisburg. Twenty-eight women from across the commonwealth, representing all the armed services, were recognized for their service. "Frances and I are humbled and privileged to join these 28 remarkable women, who have made countless sacrifices so the rest of us can enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted," said Gov. Wolf. "These women, and the thousands of others who have served and are currently serving in the military, have broken boundaries and stereotypes while setting a new standard for what leadership looks like in the armed services and in our society." An 11-year veteran of the Coast Guard, Delaney serves her country as a reserve machinery technician at the Atlantic Strike Team in Fort Dix, New, Jersey. She has also served her community as a police officer in the Abington Township Police Department in Abington, Pennsylvania. "It was beyond humbling and inspiring to stand side-by-side with just 27 of the thousands of powerful women who have served our Commonwealth and our nation," said Delaney. "It was great to thank them for paving the way for me." She and the other 27 military members spent time getting to know some of the retired veterans from other conflicts, including World War II and the Korean War. "Like females serving in law enforcement, a lot of the hard work has already been done," said Delaney, who's been a police officer since 2009. "It was nice to meet a lot of the veterans who made it easier for women like me to serve." � Petty Officer 1st Class Alison d elaney was honored Mar. 29, 2017, by the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, as well as the governor and first lady of Pennsylvania. Ofc. d elaney was submitted for the award by the Abington Township Police d epartment, and is pictured here with Abington Police Ofc. Ray Townsend; Gov. Tom Wolf; Ofc. d elaney's wife, Heather; Rep. Madeleine d ean, and Abington d eputy Police Chief Patrick Molloy. 40 RESERVIST � Issue 3 • 2017

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