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  • Fighter pilot embodies ‘Captain Marvel’ spirit

    In early February, roughly 80 female pilots gathered together on Edwards Air Force Base, California, to take part in the video filming of an Air Force Recruiting Service commercial. The commercial was made to coincide with the release of the new film “Captain Marvel,” which also involved filming at

  • 90 female missileers, B-52 aircrews make history

    Ninety female missileers made Air Force history March 22 as the first all-female missile alert crews to serve on alert at three intercontinental ballistic missile wings simultaneously.

  • SecAF addresses women in national security

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addressed the topic of women serving in combat roles during a Women In International Security-sponsored event to celebrate Women’s History Month at the Stimson Center, March 28.

  • First US military woman in space reveals secrets of success

    From becoming the first military woman in space to commanding a Numbered Air Force, Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, former 14th Air Force commander, revealed the secrets of her success to the men and women of Buckley Air Force Base during a Women's History Month address March 21.

  • Standing tall for her country

    The auditorium was filled to capacity; more than 500 people, all wearing the same camouflage-patterned uniform. It was easy to blend in with the masses, which was her strategy to survive Basic Military Training. A tiny spec in a sea of green, she thought she was undetectable.