Woman Commands Air Attack in Libya

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  1. greeneagle5

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    Bloomberg :

    Woodward First Woman to Command U.S. Air Attack in Libya ‘No-Fly’ Mission
    By Peter S. Green - Mar 28, 2011 9:01 PM PT




    The U.S. Air Force general directing the airstrikes over Libya has flown aerial tankers into battle and commanded the pilots of Air Force One -- and is now the first woman to lead a combat air campaign.

    Major General Margaret Woodward, 51, was in charge of the 17th Air Force, a unit that supports humanitarian and peacekeeping missions in Africa, when she was ordered to set up the United Nations-sanctioned no-fly zone over Libya.


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    Awesome!!!!!
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    It will be really awesome when such things no longer make news (b/c they are routine).
     
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    Maj.General Margaret Woodward is married to...Brig.General Dan Woodward(ret)...now that is pretty awesome also..:thumb:
     
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    My roommate from Norwich refers to my father affectionately as "The Colonel" and refers to my mother affectionately as "The General". :wink:
     

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