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Women in the Air Force


Flinn, Kelly. Proud to Be. New York: Random House, 1997. 259 p.
Book call no.: 92 F622p


Adams, Darrell E. (Maj,USAF). Mentoring Women and Minority Officers in the US Military. Maxwell AFB, AL, 1997. 42 leaves. (:Air University (U.S.). Air Command and Staff College. Research paper)
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 A211m

McCall, Candace Lee. Health Care Needs of Air Force Women with Children versus Women without Children Who Were Deployed During Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Houston, TX, University of Texas, 1996. 64 leaves. (Thesis (Master of Public Health). University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health.)
Doc. call no.: M-U 43567-862

McGlohn, Suzanne E. and others. Psychological Characteristics of United States Air Force Pilots. Brooks AFB, TX, July 1996. 24 p. (AL/AO-TR / Armstrong Laboratory (U.S.))
Examines a number of psychological variables in groups of female and male USAF pilots, with the purpose of understanding gender differences on intelligence, personality, and psychosocial issues.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43953-14 1996 no.0097

McTamney, Carol M. Opportunities for Women in the Air National Guard: Are We on Track? Maxwell AFB, AL, 1997. 50 leaves. (Air University (U.S.). Air Command and Staff College. Research paper.)
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 M1752o

Rigotti, Marie Y. (Maj,USAF). Mentoring of Women in the United States Air Force. Maxwell AFB, AL, 1997. 57 leaves. (:Air University (U.S.). Air Command and Staff College. Research paper )
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 R5721m


Achiron, Marilyn and Stewart Bob. Cleared for Takeoff: Second Lieutenant Jeannie Flynn Becomes America's First Female Combat Pilot. People Weekly 39:44-46 May 17 '93.

Bird, Julie. Astronaut Breaks Gender Barrier: [LtCol. Eileen M.] Collins is the First Female Shuttle Pilot. Air Force Times 55:4 Feb 13 '95.

Capaccio, Tony. Pilot Errors. American Journalism Review 19:18-27 Oct '97.
Examines the media's coverage of the Kelly Flinn case and its impact on Joseph Ralston's chances of selection as JCS chairman.

Carretta, T. R. Male-Female Performance on U. S. Air Force Pilot Selection Tests. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 68:818-823 Sep '97.

Compart, Andrew. AF Reserve Major General [Nora A. Astafan] is DoD's Highest-Ranking Woman. Air Force Times 53:24 Jun 28 '93.

Fabian, Allison. A General Salutes Her Sisters. Good Housekeeping 225:23-24 Oct '97.
Retired USAF Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, one of the most decorated women in US history, is president of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Fairfield, John S. Women in the Air Force: Completing the Evolution. Airman 38:34-39 Oct '94.

Haggerty, Michael James. The Capable Warrior. Airman 37:22-23 Oct '93.
About LtCol. Patricia Fornes, the first woman commander of a combat missile squadron (740th Missile Squadron at Minot AFB, ND).

Initital Cadre. Airman 37:30-31 Oct '93.
Photos and brief biographies of the first ten women selected as combat pilot training candidates.

Kane, Pamela A. National Guard Women Break Barriers in Aviation. National Guard 47:14-16+ Nov '93.
About 1LT Tammy Gross, the Army Guard's first Cobra pilot, and Maj. Jackie Parker, training to be the first Air Guard F-16 woman pilot.

King, Raymond E. and McGlohn Suzanne E. Female United States Air Force Pilot Personality: The New Right Stuff. Military Medicine 162:695-697 Oct '97.

Lewis, Ronald W. and Sanders Van C. LadyHawks. AirForces Monthly no. 84:52-55 Mar '95.
USAF begins to accept women pilots and crew members on fighter aircraft.

Matthews, William. Crash is First to Kill Female Fighter Pilot. Air Force Times 57:8 Jun 9 '97.
About Capt. Amy Svoboda, whose A-10 crashed on a bombing range in southwestern Arizona.

Muradian, Vago. Guard Has First Black Female General. Army Times 54:25 Dec 6 '93.
Air National Guard Brigadier General Irene Trawell-Harris.

Nobel, Carmen. The Kelly Flinn Case. Air Force Times 57:3 Jun 2 '97.

O'Leary, Debbie. Lieutenant Steps Toward Being First Female B-52 Pilot. Maxwell-Gunter Dispatch 49:15 Jan 27 '95.
Lt. Kelly Flinn.

Scully, Janene. Female Missileer to Command Combat Squadron. Air Force Times 53:28 Jun 21 '93.
LtCol. Patricia Fornes, first woman to command an operational combat squadron, as she takes the helm of the 740th Missile Squadron on June 17, 1993.

Starr, Barbara. Interview (with USAF Maj Gen Marcelite Harris). Jane's Defence Weekly 27:32 May 28 '97.

Sweetman, Bill. Gen. Leslie Kenne Takes Charge of JSF. Interavia 52:5 Dec '97.
USAF Brigadier General Leslie Kenne has been named to head the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program. Kenne is both the first non-pilot and the first woman to head a major US aircraft program.

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