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Tuesday, Jan 08, 2002

air forced chic

"She was a champion triathlete. She had a master's degree in public policy from Harvard, and she'd been a White House Fellows finalist. She had patrolled the no-fly zone over Iraq and would later direct search-and-rescue missions inside Afghanistan.

She was quite a success story for the modern military, which had worked hard to knock down barriers to female achievement.

Then she landed at Prince Sultan Air Force Base in Saudi Arabia in November of 2000."