This is SrA Classified. She's a USAF security forces sniper, one of only 5 currently in service. Recently while at her post in the desert she noticed an individual walking along a roadside with a small package. This particular road has been attacked by the enemy frequently and roadside bombs & IED's have been a problem. This indivdual apparently stopped for a minute and began to dig a hole where he stood and then placed something in it. Upon noticing this, SrA Classified got clearance and fired at this person from approximately 725 yards away hitting him in the buttocks causing him to fall forward onto the item he was burying. This caused the item to go off blowing him to pieces. She was recognized and then this poster of her was made. I think it's cool that there's girlsnipers like that, we definitely need more of them...
Wow, sounds pretty cool.
I agree with you- it certainly wouldn't hurt to have a few more of them around.
is this for real? the USAF allows women to take combat specialties? this seems impossible
Aiight haters for further confirmation on how capable women are read below...
Women: Building communities, dreams
Commentary by Airman 1st Class Kara Torres
1st Operations Support Group
3/7/2006 - LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) -- Since the beginning of time, women have played an important role in human existence. We are daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, mentors and teachers.
Mothers can magically heal a “boo-boo” with a kiss and a bandage; they say the right things to mend a broken heart or provide a hug or a shoulder to cry on.
But women are not only emotional, loving creatures.
When American Soldiers were sent to the world’s aid in World War I, women stepped up to the plate to take care of America, rear children, take care of the home -- all while manufacturing and shipping desperately needed items for the war.
Passionate women have also disguised themselves as men in order to be a part of worthy causes, such as Joan of Arc during the French Revolution or Sarah Emma Edmonds (aka Frank Thompson) in the American Civil War.
History is loaded with headlines regarding women making a difference in the world and leaving their mark in the hearts of people forever. My focus is on the Air Force, where many firsts have been recorded in history. According to the March 2002 issue of Airman magazine, the following women made great strides:
-- First woman to cross Atlantic Ocean solo (1932), Amelia Earhart
-- First woman in the Air Force (1948), Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake
-- First woman to break the sound barrier (1953), Jacqueline Cochran
-- First female chief master sergeant (1960), Chief Master Sgt. Grace Peterson
-- First female promoted to general (1971), Brig. Gen. Jeanne Holm
-- First female chaplain (1973), 1st Lt. Lorraine K. Potter
-- First female accepted into AF Test Pilot School (1974), Capt. Leslie H. Kenne
-- Women became Basic Military Training Instructors (1975)
-- First female Air Force Academy cadet (1976), Joan Olsen
-- First women (10) graduate Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams Air Force Base, Ariz. (1977)
-- First Hispanic female graduates AF Academy (1980), Linda Garcia Cubero
-- First secretary of the Air Force (1993), Sheila Widnall
-- First female to fly combat missions (1995), Capt. Martha McSally
-- First female space shuttle commander (1999), Col. Eileen Collins
-- First female sniper school graduate (2001), Senior Airman Jennifer Donaldson
-- First female Aerial Gunner (2003), Airman 1st Class Vanessa Dobos
-- First female Thunderbird pilot (2006), Capt. Nicole Malachowski
Women need not only be recognized and honored for firsts, but should also be commended for their continuing bravery and courage and leadership.
Recently in Iraq, four women helped save a convoy. In another part of Iraq, Capt. LeeAnn Roberts, a coalition military assistance training team leader is the only female out of the 8,000 or so on this particular base. Her job is to train Iraqi recruits to protect their own country.
This is also an excellent site for enlightenment when you get some time.
Be sure to check out the other links at the bottom of the page. A lot of firsts, for women, and info of the like.
Why not be a Navajo and use a bow and arrow; you could put tar on the arrowhead and light it before discharging it-the 'evidence' would burn up and there would be nothing to trace. Rewminds me of Eric the Red's wife, (Gunhilda), she was shooting flaming catapults at the daughter of Constantine, because Eric was courting her. Gunhilda was credited with inventing the gun; but she was actually from Vineland. I just happen to be a history buff and adirect descendant of Pocahontas. We should employ a sense of humor when dealing with men, because they only have two things on their minds--Conquest and Love.
I wish to correct myself. Yesterday, I was ****ed off at my own situation. Maybe, I should have lost that 30 lbs. in the three months that the Army Recruiter said I had to. Or, I could have went into the Navy; instead I told our Navy Recruiter, Roger Ramey, that I couldn't swim. I was actually raped at an earlier time and I was pregnant. I am 47 years old; and when I was a teen (1974-1980),we actuall had no wars going on. We set a bad example to Princess Farah of Iran; just because we were being ourselves. I once met her Dad, the last Shah-he was in self-imposed exile. He was just sad because his lovely young daughter had eloped with his enemy. I reminded him him that if, he hadn't wanted her to marry that guy; then he should not have treated her like a slave and embraced Western Values at the same time. Then, he went to Egypt and died peacefully of cancer. Her husband was the last King of Syria and, because she was pure, he forgave her for lying about her nationality. The new name he gave her was a Syrian Acronym, which meant-"Not Your *****". People do not pay attention like they should--if a woman puts herself at risk, by hanging out with a bunch of 'unruly' men; then that shows that they have no respect for themselves, and are just 'asking' for it. That's why Feminism started in this country. I, on the other hand, am not a Feminist, but I do believe that all people should treat each other with Dignity and Respect.
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My friends dont like me.
I might be crazy, I will ask myself and find out.
Check your history..
Some of the best snipers ever recorded were Russian Females...
Nina Alexeyevna Lobkovskaya (Russian: Нина Алексеевна Лобковская) (born c. 1925) served as a sniper for the Red Army of the Soviet Union during World War II attaining the rank of Lieutenant.
She was born the eldest of five children in Siberia. Her family moved to Tajikistan following the ill health of her father Alexei who had enlisted in the Red Army in 1942 before being killed in the battle for Voronezh in October of the same year.
Lobkovskaya was one of 300 women sent to Veshnyaki to train as snipers.
From February 1945 until the end of the war, Lobkovskaya commanded a company of female snipers who eventually participated in the Battle of Berlin.
CHeck this out, gives list of snipers from major conflicts, notice the F for female snipers
Ray, American Military Supporter.
My being insane, is what makes other people normal.
The Airforce deploys defensive countersnipers for base defense,therefore it is not considered a combat AFSC.
I never said that Gunhilda was the best--I read about her in a book called, "History of the Kelts." I also read about Vercingetorix, who, waging war against Caesar, told his general, (Dumnorix), to dye every horseman's hair white, paint their faces blue, and scream like banshees when riding in to battle. Sounds like Eric influenced the American Indian, more than he knew. But he also lost Gunhilda to Sigfried the Great and she was the mother of Attila the Hun. That info is in a book called, "History of the Britons." You can find these books in Hazard, KY.
While the picture is real, the description is completely false -
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Thanks for the link.
I thought she looked familiar. Turns out I know her. She used to work out at my gym before she PCS'd (or whatever the AF calls it when its members move on to a new duty station). High-speed, very motivated, incredibly nice, and one of the fittest people I've ever met. Definitely deserving of her own "moto" poster.
"I don't mind falling down and scraping up my knees.
Scars and stitches always fade and only strengthen me." -Guster, Scars and Stitches
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