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Old 10-31-2017, 09:33 PM
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Default Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front

by Mary Jennings Hegar.

Captain Hegar went through Air Force ROTC, but was not given a flight-school slot. She worked hard to win a slot later, and ended up flying HH60 search & rescue helos with the New York Air Guard. She made 3 deployments to Afghanistan, being shot down & wounded once. She spent some time in the California Air Guard before her injuries forced her out of the service. She led the later lawsuit that developed into the Defense Department lifting the no-ground-combat-assignments-for-women policy.

I had trouble putting it down, it was a smooth read. Lots of flying stories, some stories of sex discrimination, some stories of bureaucratic foul-ups.
My Twilight claim to fame: I ran "Allegheny Uprising" at Allegheny College, spring of 1988.
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