Saturday , 25 January 2020

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Wednesday Warfighter: Becoming The First Female Bradley Mechanic

Cicely Verstein didn’t plan on breaking any new ground when she enlisted in the Army, but the job she selected at the recruiting station has thrust her into the military spotlight. At age 21, Verstein will be the first female 91M Bradley Fighting Vehicle System maintainer, one of six positions that in the past were restricted to men but are …

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Overcoming Gender Obstacles

Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Pescador, officer in charge of training at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan, congratulates nine Afghan Air Force students after passing the first milestone in their journey to becoming qualified pilots.  Through the training, future Afghan pilots get the language skills they need to take flight. But one student’s journey has lasted much longer than nine months, and what she …

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Wednesday Warfighter: First Female Thunderbird In Flight

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Col. Nicole Malachowski has flown the F-15E as a member of five different fighter squadrons since 1999.  Here, she shares her experience as the first female Thunderbird pilot, serving as a White House Fellow and being the commander of the largest fighter training unit in the Air Force. [youtube BmYYmaxZNNg nolink] Video sourced from …

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Navy Women Lead the Way

From DMA Navy “When I’m getting ready to dive I’m nervous, I’m excited, my heart starts racing and I just hope the weather and water is cooperating with us,” said Chief Petty Officer Lynn Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a Navy construction electrician and Seabee diver.  So what does that mean?  Underwater construction, demolition, building boat ramps, inspections and more.  Most of …

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