Friday, March 24, 2006

All Female Air Force Refueling Tanker Crew in Afghanistan

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Molokai Island Times The changes in the military move forward. Note that it doesn't say this was the 1st all-female crew, just the first such crew to fly over Afghanistan out of Ganci Air Base in Kyrgyzstan. Still pretty cool.[Click the image for a better view]
The 376th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, flew an ALL FEMALE KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling mission over Afghanistan on Jan. 31. Early on Jan. 31, a KC-135 Stratotanker took off from Ganci Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, carrying more than 180,000 pounds of fuel and an all-female crew-both pilots, a navigator and a boom operator. The event marked the first all-female crew to fly an air refueling mission into Afghanistan from Ganci. Capt. Heather, and the boom operator, Senior Airman Lyndi, are all assigned to the 99th Air Refueling Squadron at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. They have been deployed here since Dec. 9
[Hat tip Tammy Bruce]

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