Female F/A-18 Hornet pilots

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Unread post21 Aug 2006, 22:37

Who are they? I don't know their names!

Source: http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/
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Women pilots of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 34 (VAQ-34) pose for a photograph in front of an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft. Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, USA
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Lt. J.G. Christina Green, a naval flight officer, poses for a photograph in front of an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft. Green is a member of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 34 (VAQ-34). Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, USA
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Unread post22 Aug 2006, 16:33

Femalepilot, where do you find all these pictures? Are you a mil pilot?

As for the two photos above, I don't know how they were all Hornet drivers in 1992. Women weren't allowed in fighters until the Combat Exclusion was lifted in 1993. Did the Navy have differing guidance from the rest of the services?
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Unread post22 Aug 2006, 21:28

Let me say it again - thanks for the pics :drool: :thumb: !
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Unread post23 Aug 2006, 03:55

Ok- they have earings in and one has hair thats longer than shoulder length. Put that together with what CFPA said about the pic date of 1992 and I think something is wrong.
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Unread post23 Aug 2006, 05:04

She is a nice female fighter pilot!I can not find another photo of her!
Please help me!

Alumna of the Year: Tammie Jo (Bonnell) Shults
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Tammie Jo Shults with her Navy fighter jet.
When she tried to attend aviation career day at her high school, Tammie Jo (Bonnell) Shults was told they didn’t accept girls.

Wondering what step to take next, she decided to enroll at MNU because it had a good pre-med program and she had an interest in veterinary medicine. However Shults’ desire to fly never went away.

“In my junior year I went to an Air Force winging with a friend whose brother was getting his wings,” said Shults. “And, lo, there was a girl in his class.”
After graduation, Shults applied to the Air Force, but found they wouldn’t allow her to take the test to become a pilot. The Navy, however, was more welcoming.

Shults became one of the first female fighter pilots in the history of the U.S. Navy and one of the first women to fly F-18s. She landed her fighter plane on boats at 150 miles per hour and eventually became an instructor. Although she wasn’t allowed to fly in combat, she did fly as an aggressor pilot. After a successful career, she resigned her commission in 1993.
Shults and her husband, Dean, are now captains with Southwest Airlines. She recently told her former track coach, Curt Ammons, that sitting in the captain’s chair gives her “the opportunity to witness for Christ on almost every flight.”

But, as much as she loves flying, Shults says her favorite occupation is being a mother to Sydney, 4, and Marshall, 2.

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Lt. Carol Watts (center) flies with her hands as she discusses with Lt. Lyndsi Bates (right) her night-time strike against Iraq on Dec. 17, 1998, after returning on board the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during Operation Desert Fox. Watts is an F/A-18C Hornet pilot from Strike Fighter Squadron 37, Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Fla. Enterprise and its embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 are operating in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Fox. DoD photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tedrick E. Fryman III, U.S. Navy. (Released)

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Can anyone find other images from Lt carol watts?

Lt. Kendra Williams F/A-18 Hornet First female pilot in combat
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Capt. Christine Westrich, USMC
1st Lts. Christine Westrich Ted Shackleton USMC VMFAT - 101 Sharpshooters head back to ready room after a sortie over MCAS El Toro Calif.

http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backiss ... 98/ppp.pdf

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Marine Capt. Jaden Kim
Marine Capt. Jaden Kim, who flew in combat, looks up at a passing jet at Miramar. Two female fighter pilots assumed combat roles in the Iraq war.

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Left to right, Marine Capt. Jaden Kim, Capt. Vernice Armour, Lance Cpl. Curney Russell, and Cpl. David Hixon are honored during a halftime ceremony at the 2004 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 1, 2004.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jimmie Perkins

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about a woman named Jaden Kim, captain in the US Marine Corps.

¡°When Korean Americans know beforehand what I do, they always look really surprised when they meet me,¡± Jaden said. ¡°They¡¯re always like, ¡®Oh, we thought you¡¯d look bigger or more manly¡¯ and I¡¯m always kind of at a loss for words. What do you say to that? ¡®Um, thanks.¡¯ Or, ¡®No thanks.¡¯ Or, ¡®I¡¯m glad I¡¯m not as big as you thought I was?¡¯¡±
¡°Manly¡± hardly describes this aviator who flies with a flower-embroidered skullcap to cover her long, straight hair. Even with her pigtails sticking out from under her helmet, she manages to make her jumpsuit look fashionable…

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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All Weather)-121: VMFA(AW)-121
Capt Jaden J. "Mulan" Kim - F/A-18D WSO

- Talking about her

http://www.hfhighschool.org/hfmain/news/images/vikingnewsFall03_8x11.pdf

USMC fighter pilot Captain Amy McGrath
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USMC fighter pilot Amy McGrath talks to O. Doyle Dannenberg after her presentation at a luncheon by Rotary Club International at Shadowridge Country Club on Thursday
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1st Lt. Keri Lynn Schubert
First female Marine to be selected as a weapons systems officer for the F/A-18D Hornet

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Lt. Melony Lynch
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LT Melony Lynch Naval Aviator – F/A-18 Hornet Bedford, Pennsylvania

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The Navy offers so many opportunities and so many challenges that you’ll never regret your choices. You have the opportunity to go to many countries and see cultures, and be challenged in ways that many people don’t have the opportunity if they’re not in the Navy. I definitely feel I’m getting to do things that no one else gets to do. It’s wonderful.

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"It's wonderful to be doing something for my country and actually doing something I was trained for." — Lieutenant Melony Lynch
She was the only female fighter pilot on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, and one of the first female pilots to bomb Taliban targets

Lt. Commander Loree Draude Hirschman
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Unread post23 Aug 2006, 06:02

Not bad.....but I prefer Air Force girls. I prefer to stay with my own.

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Unread post06 Dec 2006, 11:38

femalepilot wrote:Who are they? I don't know their names!
Source: http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/


Left to right: LT.Sue Hart, LT. Brenda Scheufele, LT. Pam (Lyons) Carel
(Thanks to Loree (Draude) Hirschman for the info)

http://www.vaq34.com/vaq34/shipmatespg1.htm
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Unread post26 Jan 2007, 21:58

Here's another female F/A-18 pilot: Lt. Loree Draude Hirschman
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Unread post26 Jan 2007, 22:02

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Unread post27 Jan 2007, 20:15

A female F-18 Hornet driver or not?

I've never seen an F-18 flown by a lady!!
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Unread post27 Jan 2007, 22:46

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Somehow, this image...I like!

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