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July 28, 2008

Fly These Friendly Skies!

by @ 4:15 pm. Filed under Milblogging, Troop Support, True Heroes

Whoowee! A hat-trick of feminine flyers. Check out this story on CJTF82 about the Smith Sisters.

The Smith Sisters

Army Chief Warrant Officer Amber Smith (left) and Air Force Capt. Kelly Smith (right) celebrate at a graduation for their younger sister, Army Chief Warrant Officer Lacey Smith (center). All three Smith sisters are pilots in the armed forces. (Courtesy photo)

OK, so the Taliban and al-Qaeda may not find the skies so friendly, but the rest of us can sleep soundly at night knowing these fine ladies have us covered.

15 Responses to “Fly These Friendly Skies!”

  1. Karen I Says:

    Thanks for your service to our country, Smith sisters. Your family must be very proud.

  2. TexasFred Says:

    Can you imagine?? PMS and an AH-64??

    The rags would never know what hit em… 😛

  3. Karen I Says:

    Is TexasFred sure he busted into the correct medical files? Afterall, Smith is a common last name. Not very gentlemanly, TexasFred. These ladies are my heroes to say the least.

    I don’t think Fred meant anything derogatory. I think they are heroes, too! — GN

  4. billf Says:

    I think it’s reat that these women want to serve the greatest country in the world as pilots. They’d look alot better if they were Marines in Dress Blues though. Good luck to all three of these heros in their military careers.

  5. TexasFred Says:

    Karen, it was an attempt at humor, NOT a denigration of ANYONE… Lighten up… Maybe you didn’t get it, maybe you don’t know what an AH-64 is… In any case, NO APOLOGY for a bit of humor… But if you’re offended, I’ll pull your blog off my Great American Gun Bloggers list, make me no difference..

    Adios, I won’t darken your door again…

  6. TexasFred Says:

    Sorry for the misunderstanding GunnNutt, the way Karen is talking, I thought it was HER site, and I don’t stay where I’m not welcome…

    Glad you cleared that up…

  7. TexasFred Says:

    And I think I just saw what Karen thinks was not *gentlemanly*…

    I guess a mans mind runs a bit different when it comes to matters of WAR…

    RAGS… The RAG HEADS Karen, not what YOU were apparently thinking…

    AH-64… An Apache Attack Helicopter, best gun platform to date… One that strikes instant fear into the hearts of our enemies, and thus, in the hands of a woman with PMS, the ultimate weapon…

    And the *rags* would never know what hit em…

    OK, GN, got it off my chest, see ya later, YOUR listing is back…

    OMG! I didn’t even think of anything but “rag heads” HAHAHAHAHA! I see what you mean, now. –GN

  8. Karen I Says:

    I was refering to our heroes having PMS,which not all female heroes have.I hope my gentle teasing didn’t offend TexasFred. No, I don’t have a blog.

  9. TexasFred Says:

    BULLSHIT..

  10. billf Says:

    Kids, Kids, Kids go to your sepparate ends of the sandbox and play quietly. geeesssshhhh

  11. linda Says:

    Thanks for bringing this story to our attenion, GN! Good luck to the flying sisters–parents must be bursting with pride! As well they should be!

  12. redsonya59 Says:

    Dear GN–I just stumbled upon your blog today, and am thoroughly enjoying it! Even this little dust-up that has obviously settled down by now on this page…sorry, but I had to respond. It just irks me about all these women who are so ready to launch into “offended mode”–I wish we could all just let folks have their say without jumping to conclusions (wrong ones at that!) croikey, even I got what poor ol’ Texas Fred was sayin’ and I have never been in the military, to know what the AH-64 was…but I figured that it was some kind of handy tool for sending jihadis off to see their 72…and c’mon, lets be truthful….we DO get PMS now and then. It’s a fact. That’s what makes us so “dangerous”!! (From a 6 ft tall redhead with a warrior heart) Cheers!

  13. Trish @ eMail Our Military Says:

    Now that’s what I like to see! Strong women representing. Love it.

  14. Karen I Says:

    Thanks alot everyone. I was only thinking of the parents who might google info on their daughters’ awards and this is what they get.Their daughters reduced to a bodily function. Think of them instead of trying to put me in this box.I wouldn’t want an apology from Texas Fred. Check his blog out. He runs a tight ship over there and comes over here and says bullshit to another commentor. Somehow the host hurried to try to make TexasFred here feel good but a long standing churchlady got no such email. I am so out of here.

    I’m sorry, Karen!!! I guess I should have bcc:ed you on the private emails I sent to Fred asking him to lay off you… Do you really think I wouldn’t stick up for a fellow CL?

    Again, I apologize for not making it more apparent that I always appreciate your input and that I took absolutely no offense to your remarks. Please come back and play! –GN

  15. AFSister Says:

    I’ve seen the story of the Smith sisters before, on Blackfive and Argghhh. Comments ranged from “HOT DAMN, how do I get on THEIR flights!” to “WOW! Their parents must be so proud of them!” Some were sexist, most were not, but even the sexist ones had a real ring of respect for these women.

    Fred, you need to learn when to STFU, be a man and suck it up when you’re called out on a sexist comment instead of trying to prove you were just joking. Long answers only make it worse. Cut your losses and move on to the next day, next topic, next post.

    Karen, you need to come back! Period.

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