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Maj. Devon Meister, pilot, and Maj. Ashley Lundry, aerial reconnaissance weather officer, are members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, referred to as the Hurricane Hunters, which is a unit in the Air Force Reserve's 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney)
Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters Make A Difference

The doctor is in - to fix Army helicopters
Soldier-Geologist Maintains Helicopters in Iraq

An airman stands in front of two helicopters.
Face of Defense: Soldier Breaks Through ‘Glass Ceiling’

A closeup of a female airman with a green mustache stuck to her flying helmet.
'Mustache Ma'am' Aviator Supports Mission in Afghanistan

An Army chef holds a second-place ribbon and her winning dish.
Face of Defense: Soldier Excels in Student Chef Competition



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Marine Time Machine: Master Sgt. Barbara Dulinsky
Defense Media Activity - Marines
March 16, 2018 | 2:08
Marine Master Sgt. Barbara Dulinsky made history and became the first female Marine to serve in an active combat zone, paving new roads for future generations of female Marines to follow.

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