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BOOK
Title Shoot like a girl : one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front / Mary Jennings Hegar
Imprint New York : Berkley, 2018
©2017

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 Garaget:Vuxen Facklitteratur (900-999)  958.1 Hegar    DUE 22-05-27  ---
Edition Berkley trade paperback edition
Descript viii, 294 pages illustrations 23 cm
Note "On June 29, 2009, Air National Guard Major Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar was shot down while on a Medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan. Despite being wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. But soon she would face a new battle: to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve... After being commissioned into the U.S. Air Force, MJ Hegar was selected for pilot training by the Air National Guard, finished at the top of her class, then served three tours in Afghanistan, flying combat search-and-rescue missions, culminating in a harrowing rescue attempt that would earn MJ the Purple Heart as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device. But it was on American soil that Hegar would embark on her greatest challenge -- to eliminate the military's Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, which kept female armed service members from officially serving in combat roles despite their long-standing record of doing so with honor. In Shoot Like a Girl, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: a true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice."--Page 4 of cover
Subject Hegar, Mary Jennings
Hegar, Mary Jennings.
United States. Air Force -- Women -- Biography
United States. Air Force -- Women -- Crimes against
United States. Air Force -- Search and rescue operations -- Afghanistan
United States. Air Force.
Since 2000
Kriget i Afghanistan 2001-
Sexuella trakasserier
Militära helikoptrar
Militärer
Kvinnoförtryck
Könsdiskriminering
Eftersökning och räddning
Piloter
Väpnade styrkor
Militärer -- historia
Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives
Afghan War, 2001- -- Search and rescue operations -- United States
Armed Forces.
Helicopter pilots.
Search and rescue operations.
Sex discrimination against women.
Sexual harassment in the military.
Armed Forces -- Search and rescue operations.
Armed Forces -- Women.
Afghanistan
Förenta staterna
United States -- Air National Guard -- Biography
Afghanistan.
United States.
Självbiografier
Biografier
Personliga berättelser
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
History.
Personal narratives.
Classmark 958.104/748
ISBN/ISSN 9781101988442 (pbk.)
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