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Task Force Odin pilot recalls being among first female Army combat aviators

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Morgan McAfee
Task Force Falcon

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – As a child looking into the sky above her hometown of Goldsboro, NC, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Cathy Jarrell recalls the B-52 airplanes from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base soaring overhead. It was then that she realized she wanted to be an aviator. It was around this time that the Army was beginning to open opportunities for women to become pilots.

Jarrell, currently a C-12 pilot with Task Force Condor, Task Force Observe, Detect, Identify, and Neutralize, attached to 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Falcon, seized the opportunity in 1990 when she enrolled in Warrant Officer Candidate School where she was one of three females in her class of 80 candidates. 

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Cathy Jarrell, a fixed-wing pilot with Task Force Condor, an aviation unit attached to 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Falcon, became one of the first female AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots in 1993 soon after the restriction on females flying combat helicopters was lifted. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Morgan McAfee, Task Force Falcon)

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Cathy Jarrell, a fixed-wing pilot with Task Force Condor, an aviation unit attached to 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Falcon, became one of the first female AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots in 1993 soon after the restriction on females flying combat helicopters was lifted. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Morgan McAfee, Task Force Falcon)

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Fort Campbell’s Super Saturday Air Show made the Screaming Eagles roar

 

101st Airborne Divison at Fort CampbellFor many people the highlight of the Week of the Eagles has got to be the Super Saturday Air show powered by Tyson Foods. This extravaganza event was expected to draw a crowd of 65,000 people, but most likely far exceeded that.  Comprised of a series of simultaneous events including:

A Community Fair featuring local organizations that offer their services to soldiers and their families.

The Community Health Fair gave a people a quick medical checkup, and with the harsh sun and high temperatures the sound advice to keep hydrated.

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundations Sky Soldiers Cobra Demonstration Team

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundations Sky Soldiers Cobra Demonstration Team

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