First Afghan Female Military Pilots Arrive in US for Training

First Afghan Female Military Pilots Arrive in US for Training

Sourya Saleh, wearing a black scarf to cover her hair and an olive drab Afghan Army uniform, doesn’t look like a cultural warrior. But she and three fellow Afghan women, the first of their gender to qualify as pilots in the Afghan Army, may help change attitudes about women in their conservative Muslim homeland where women’s voices often go unheard.

“We are going to open the door for other ladies in Afghanistan,” the Afghan Army Second Lieutenant told reporters at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. “It is a big deal for us, to open this door for others. Other ladies who feel that they can’t do it, we want to show them.”

Full Story Location http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/13/us-afghan-women-texas-idUSTRE76C7FY20110713?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews

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