It’s the weekend, and time, once again, for our version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacy McCain described as putting pictures of pretty women somewhat deshabille, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Nicole Kidman in her summer clothes, but women, in full military gear, serving their countries in the armed forces. The terribly sexist authors on this site celebrate strong women, women who can take care of themselves and take care of others, women who have been willing to put their lives on the line in some not-so-friendly places, women who truly do have the “We can do it!” attitude. Click on any picture to embiggen. This week, Fly
Maj. Nicole Malachowski prepares to take off for a practice sortie with the Thunderbirds in an F-16 Fighting Falcon. Major Malachowski is the Thunderbird #3 right wing pilot and just finished her two-year tour with the Air Force Demonstration Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Justin Pyle)
Not as glamorous as flying for the Thunderbirds, but this is where the work gets done.
US Air Force (USAF) First Lieutenant (1LT) Bobbi Doorenbos, a pilot assigned to the 185th Fighter Wing (FW), Iowa Air National Guard (ANG), Sioux City, Iowa, climbs into her F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter at Ahmed Al Jaber Airbase, Kuwait, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998.
Captain Katherine Gaetke, F-16 pilot from the 523 Fighter Squadron prepares to fly dissimilar aircraft training at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, December 4, 2006. (US Air Force photo by Airman First Class Christopher L. Ingersoll)
Capt. Katie Gateke briefs Robert Moxley about guided bomb unit-24/27 munition during a Sept. 11 tour of Osan Air Base, South Korea. Mr. Moxley is a visiting Korean War veteran. Korean War veterans are visiting South Korea during a week-long tour in observance of the the Air Force's 60th Anniversary. Captain Gateke is assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron at Osan AB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)