In Israel, the first woman became a squadron commander in the air force

В Израиле женщина впервые стала командиром эскадрильи в ВВС

In Israel, the first woman became a squadron commander in the air force
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The Israeli air force. Photo: wikipedia.org

With it the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and the new command post was a female air traffic controller, also for the first time in the history of the Israeli air force.

For the first time in the history of the air forces of Israel, the woman-pilot was appointed to the position of squadron commander, said the army press service, reports “RIA Novosti”.

The increase in pilots, which has the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, coincided with another round of debates involving politicians, rabbis and Newspapers about the advisability of implementing the principles of gender equality in the armed forces of the country.

– She will become the first female pilot in such a position and rank, – is spoken in the message of the military.

According to the accepted in Israel, the rules of secrecy, the army’s press service distributed a photo of her retouched face and calls on the first letter of the last name — So we Know that the woman who serves in the military transport aviation, 35 years old, she has two children.

With it the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and the new command post was a female air traffic controller, also for the first time in the history of the Israeli air force.

Noted that a career military pilot was closed to women in Israel until 1994, when a native of South Africa, Alice Miller by the Supreme court gained admission to the summer courses. She was unable to finish for medical reasons, but behind her there came more than 1.2 thousands of Israeli women and fifty of them made it to release, wrote the newspaper “Haaretz”, citing data from the army.

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