The Fort Knox Women's Equality Day observance at Fort Knox is scheduled for Aug. 23 at 11:30 a.m. in Sadowski Center (6607 Wilson Road) and will be hosted by U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

This year's observance commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Command Sgt. Maj. Tabitha Gavia, U.S. Army Recruiting Command's senior enlisted advisor, will be the keynote speaker.

The event is open to the public. Where mission permits, Fort Knox supervisors are encouraged to allow their service members and DoD civilian employees to attend. When permission is granted, Sadowski Center will be considered the service member's and employee's place of duty. No leave will be charged for that time.