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Dale Armwood

Tech. Sgt. Dale Armwood instructor photo when she taught Seminar C "World Affairs" at the Strategic Air Command NCO Academy. It was not uncommon for students to initially doubted her abilities as an instructor because she was a woman, but left convinced she was the best, as attested by a Best Seminar Award program that began and ended with her always winning.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie Davis III)

Tech. Sgt. Dale Armwood instructor photo when she taught Seminar C "World Affairs" at the Strategic Air Command NCO Academy. It was not uncommon for students to initially doubted her abilities as an instructor because she was a woman, but left convinced she was the best, as attested by a Best Seminar Award program that began and ended with her always winning. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie Davis III)

Chief Master Sergeant (ret.) Dale Armwood portrait near airmen participating in the Airmen's run at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas on Jan 8, 2009.  Chief Armwood, a Chester, PA native, began her career restocking medical evacuation aircraft that arrived at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines, during the Vietnam War.  Armwood's advice to new airmen who are women, "Don't use it as an excuse - Suck it up." Armwood served from April 1963 till October 1989. Twice in her career she was a Training Instructor at Lackland, was the first woman instructor at then SAC Academy, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. and first woman to develop curriculum for the Leadership and Management Development Center at Maxwell AFB, AL (U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung)

Chief Master Sergeant (ret.) Dale Armwood portrait near airmen participating in the Airmen's run at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas on Jan 8, 2009. Chief Armwood, a Chester, PA native, began her career restocking medical evacuation aircraft that arrived at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines, during the Vietnam War. Armwood's advice to new airmen who are women, "Don't use it as an excuse - Suck it up." Armwood served from April 1963 till October 1989. Twice in her career she was a Training Instructor at Lackland, was the first woman instructor at then SAC Academy, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. and first woman to develop curriculum for the Leadership and Management Development Center at Maxwell AFB, AL (U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung)

Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Dale Armwood served from April 1963 to October 1989 mainly as a Training Instructor at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.  She was the first woman instructor at then Strategic Air Command Academy, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. She was also the first woman to develop curriculum for the Leadership and Management Development Center at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.  As a Technical Sergeant, Dale Armwood taught Seminar C World Affairs at the Strategic Air Command Non-Commisioned Officer Academy. It was not uncommon for students to initially doubt her abilities as an instructor because she was a woman, but they regularly left convinced she was one of the best.  Chief Armwood's advice to new female Airmen: "Don't use it as an excuse - Suck it up.

Armwood has now retired in San Antonio, Texas where she and Chief (Ret.) Carol Poyner get together to find great food at diners around San Antonio.