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 uniforms …

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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" …

Queen Boudica

 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 your …

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 and …

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 if …

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 had …

Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians – The First Warrior Queen of England

                              What you may not know about the early forming of modern-day England is that it was championed by a woman- Aetheflaed, a courageous and visionary woman who fought mercilessly against the Vikings and other invading forces of the late 900th …