Shoot like a girl : one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front / Mary Jennings Hegar.
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Hegar, Mary Jennings author

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Shoot like a girl : one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front / Mary Jennings Hegar.

Other Title
One woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front

Personal Author
Hegar, Mary Jennings author

Publication
New York : New American Library, [2017]

Publication Date
2017

ISBN
9781101988435
 
9781101988442

Abstract
"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."--Jacket.

Content Type
text

Carrier Type
volume

Geographic Term
United States -- Air National Guard -- Biography.

Language
English

Subject
Afghan War, 2001-2021 -- Personal narratives.
 
Helicopter pilots -- United States -- Biography.
 
Sex discrimination against women -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
 
Sexual harassment in the military -- United States.
 
Afghan War, 2001-2021 -- Search and rescue operations -- United States.
 
United States -- Air National Guard -- Biography.
 
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.


LibraryCall NumberMaterial TypeStatus
CLPL-Columbus Lowndes Public Library958.1047 HEG 2017BookNonfiction Collection
EMCC - Golden TriangleDS371.43 .H44 A3 2017BookCirculating Collection
FRL-M. R. Davis (Southaven) Public LibraryB HEGBookBiography Collection
HCC-McLendon Library (Raymond)DS371.43 .H44 A3 2017BookCirculating Collection
HCC-William H. Holtzclaw Library (Utica)DS371.43 .H44 A3 2017BookCirculating Collection
MMRLS-Walnut Grove Public Library958. 1047 HEGARBookNonfiction Collection
MMRLS-Winona-Montgomery Public Library958. 1047 HEGARBookNonfiction Collection