An unexpected response from a retired operator – gender diversity and what looks like- an interview with Lt Col (ret) Joe Barnard.
Category Archives: Women in the military
The Service Academy path to Flying
Paths to flying – Is a service academy right for you?
Aviation Event: Jacksonville, FL 18 Nov
#everygirlshouldfly #aviation #florida #thingstodo
Event in Jacksonville: What is it like to be a female pilot?
Join us at the Willowbranch Library on 2875 Park St at 5p, tomorrow 21 Oct to hear from female pilots and other professionals on real life experiences, advice and candid dialogue on what it is like to not only be a pilot, but a pilot with different needs and expectations than the majority. Help us changeContinue reading “Event in Jacksonville: What is it like to be a female pilot?”
EAA Osh Kosh 22-26 July 2019
The EAA Air Venture is coming soon! If you haven’t already heard about OshKosh, WI, Airventure is an event held annually for Aviation Enthusiasts nation wide! So many events are geared toward girls- from the Women in Aviation International‘s (WAI) breakfast to the EAA GirlVenture camp. The push for more female aviators is big right now.Continue reading “EAA Osh Kosh 22-26 July 2019”
D-Day Tribute to the WASPs
On this, the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Milieux Project would like to remember the women that composed the original FlyGirls: The Women’s Auxiliary Service Pilots who were critical to the Allied Air Operation over the largest amphibious assault in history. Established in 1942 and disbanded 2 and a half years later – these brave andContinue reading “D-Day Tribute to the WASPs”
The Problem with “Male Dominated”
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what “Male Dominated” means when it comes to work environments. I understand it to an extent- but really reflecting on my experiences in the military reminds me of all the guys who helped me and encouraged me to get where I am at. That doesn’t feel likeContinue reading “The Problem with “Male Dominated””
Legends in Flight Airshow Experience
It all started with someone posting a quick reply to a post on Facebook I made in March, “Jenn, I have an opportunity for you, I’ll be in touch soon.” My friend and I connected and he shared his idea – I called Carrie and she said: “let’s do it- let’s have aContinue reading “Legends in Flight Airshow Experience”
2019 Preflight Scholarship
We are searching for the right girl to give a $1000 scholarship to attend Preflight Aviation Camp in San Marcos, TX this summer! To apply, simply follow us here and on Instagram and then type #changethemilieux and @preflightcamp in the comments. Good luck!
WASP Homecoming events
For those following Milieux’s previous post, attached is the agenda! #WASP #aviatrix #avenger #aviation
WASP Homecoming 25 May 2019
Did you know the WASPs are having a reunion? It is one of the only opportunities that 4 of the original 1830 WASPs will be available for interviews. We at Milieux are obsessed with the W.A.S.P.s, the W.A.V.E.S. and the W.A.C.. The history of aviation is full of amazing stories of bravery and accomplishment. ButContinue reading “WASP Homecoming 25 May 2019”
The Nightwitch Bombers-delivering fear in the night
If you haven’t read about Marina Raskova and the NightWitches- you are missing out on some amazing history. Deployed out of need in WWII, the Soviet Union commissioned Maj Raskova to find 400 women to fill out their fighter and night bombing squadrons- including the 588th pictured above. They fit the women into any uniformsContinue reading “The Nightwitch Bombers-delivering fear in the night”
Congress Funds Aviation Scholarships for Youth
The Air Force Times reports on April 2, 2019 “Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Doug Jones, D-Alabama, this week introduced the Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited Act, which aims to make it easier for all branches of the military to create scholarships for JROTC members to get their private pilot’s licenses.” “Ceiling and Visibility unlimited” or “CAVU”Continue reading “Congress Funds Aviation Scholarships for Youth”
Women in Aviation Conference – Meeting Tammie Jo Shults
It was such an honor to not only meet (!) but converse with a real live hero- Tammie Jo Shults, captain of the fated Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that suffered a catastrophic engine failure in flight- at the Women in Aviation International conference (#WAI2019) held in Long Beach, CA! Milieux Project had previouslyContinue reading “Women in Aviation Conference – Meeting Tammie Jo Shults”
Atlas Obscura is one of Milieux’s favorite blogs to read- it is a fantastic source of history and interesting tourist sites. This article on Queen Boudica and the statue dedicated to her in London, England does not disappoint. Read more about this amazing example of immense courage and inspiration here. And if reading is not yourContinue reading “Queen Boudica”
Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in Space and Thoughts for the “Space Force”
Perhaps you didn’t know, but the record for the first woman in space was not held by an American (gasp!) but a Russian woman the Chicago Tribune dubbed “The Russian Blonde in Space”… even though she wasn’t even blonde. Despite how “modern” we like to think America is, there is still much stereotyping andContinue reading “Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in Space and Thoughts for the “Space Force””
Ashley White-Stumpf and the Special Forces Cultural Support Teams
Not many Americans know about the Female Engagement or Cultural Support Teams that operated in Afghanistan. Today we remember one of them here.
Clara Barton- Fearless Warrior and Angel of the Battlefield
It was this day in history that Clara Barton left her post at the US patent office to join the ranks of the Union Army on the Antietam Battlefield. Her efforts and courage would eventually lead her to establish the United States Red Cross. One of Clara’s observations about war and women was that ifContinue reading “Clara Barton- Fearless Warrior and Angel of the Battlefield”
Tammie Jo Shultz And Chelsey Sullenberger
When flight 1380 from New York made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on 17 April 2018, instincts took over for the seasoned captain and she executed all of her emergency procedures as practiced and memorized. She was the Captain of the flight, and even though it was a last minute switch she hadContinue reading “Tammie Jo Shultz And Chelsey Sullenberger”
Hai Bà Trưng: How Two Sisters Fought off a Dynasty
In what the west would recognize as 40 AD, Vietnam fell under the rule of a ruthless Chinese governor, To Dinh. The Trung sisters were daughters of a wealthy military prefect, who enjoyed liberties and training that others did not. Although the rest of the country suffered poverty and repression under the Chinese rule,Continue reading “Hai Bà Trưng: How Two Sisters Fought off a Dynasty”