Our crew traveled to Nebraska to interview Major General Heidi V. Brown. The people we met were amazing!

General Brown is the Director of Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. She is responsible to the commander on matters of situational awareness, command and control, integrated plans, and global nuclear, cyber, and space operations.

When we met up with her at her home, General Brown had just transitioned from her previous position in Alabama as the Director for Test for the Missile Defense Agency.

Nebraska Update Video (59 sec)

General Heidi V. Brown is the first —

As Commander of the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, General Brown was the first woman to command and lead a brigade into combat and has the added distinction of being the first female general in the Air Defense Artillery branch. But does she like being called “the first woman?” Well…it’s certainly nice to be the “first,” but when we asked her, General Brown told us she felt it’s much nicer to be recognized as an accomplished general, no matter the gender.

 

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What’s happening in March?

In March we’re filming in Raleigh, NC! We will be following members of the Yeti Robotics team at the FIRST Robotics tournament March 19-21.
Check out a short clip about robotic team member Maddy, one of the young ladies we feature in the film.