Welcome to the first edition of HBH Highlights that Inspire with me, Abby Bolt where I take a little time to share with you some of the most interesting and inspiring news stories around the world. If you hear of an inspiring headline feel free to send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org This particular story has been plastered across this internet this week and it is no secret as to why Woman becomes first female marine to pilot F-35B fighter jet
Marine to pilot F-35B fighter jet
A woman who attributes her success to "showing up prepared and working diligently" has become the first female Marine to pilot a F-35B fighter jet.
U.S. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz, 29, of Boise, Idaho, completed the F-35B Basic Course on June 27, the Marine Corp announced
in a press release last week.
Satz trained for four years, including in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Meridian, Mississippi, before arriving at Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina, in July 2018. She took her first flight in the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, the first-ever supersonic short takeoff/vertical landing stealth aircraft, in October 2018.
The first flight was done solo — something that Satz said she was prepared for thanks to her training, which included practice time in simulators and written exams.
“The syllabus thoroughly prepares you for that first time you take off and for every flight after that, it’s an exhilarating experience,” she said in the press release.
The Marines said Satz, who has more than 300 flight hours, will now join a unit called the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the Green Knights in Iwakuni, Japan.
Before joining the Marines, Satz was a commercial pilot flying helicopters. She said her helicopter piloting and training schools helped her live up to her potential. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/woman-become…
Arkansas girl jump-starts campaign for female plastic toy soldiers
A 6-year-old girl has provided a strong kick to a campaign to create female versions of the iconic green Army
men figures after sending a powerful letter to several toy manufacturers.
After getting her hands on the 2-inch-tall toy, Vivian Lord
of Little Rock, Arkansas quickly realized there are no women figures — not even in the pink set.
“I saw the pink ones but [those] aren’t girls and [people] in the Army
don’t wear pink,” she wrote in her letter, as reported in Military Times.com.
One of the recipients of the letter was Jeff Imel, an executive with Scranton, Pa.-based BMC Toys, who quickly responded with an “overdue update” of an ongoing project to fashion the female figures.
“The general concept is a set of female combat toy soldier figures in the style of the plastic Army
men from WW2-Cold War era that would blend in with existing figures fro
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