September 10, 2005

!st Alll-female Combat Mission, September 2005

2005: The first-ever C-130 combat mission by an all-female crew is flown from a forward location in Southwest Asia. The crew includes Capt Carol J. Mitchell, aircraft commander; 1st Lt Siobhan Couturier, pilot; Capt Anita T. Mack, navigator; SSgt Josie E. Harshe, flight engineer; and loadmasters TSgt Sigrid M. Carrero-Perez and SrA Ci Ci Alonzo. The six women were all assigned to the 43rd Airlift Wing  at Pope AFB and were deployed to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Sq.