The Federal Research Division — under an Interagency Agreement with
the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI),
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida — has developed a series of ethnic and
women's heritage calendars.
Each of the six calendars has a distinct theme developed in support of DEOMI's
mission to enhance leadership and readiness by fostering Equal Opportunity
and Equal Employment Opportunity programs and positive human relations through
education, training, and research. For each month, a photograph and day-by-day
entries highlight the contributions of women and ethnic Americans who have
served in the Armed Forces and uniformed services of the United States, including
the Coast Guard, the National Guard, the Reserves, and the Public Health Service.
A short essay on the highlighted diversity and a bibliography complete each
calendar. Although each calendar was developed for a specific year, the entries
on people and events are keyed to specific dates in history and can be reused
year after year.