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US Air Force pilot call sign 'Banzai' becomes first woman to fly F-35A stealth fighter into combat.
Fox 13 Tampa Bay ^ | June 13, 2020 | Staff

Posted on 06/15/2020 1:25:58 AM PDT by L.A.Justice

Edited on 06/15/2020 8:52:11 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON D.C. - America has now deployed its first female stealth fighter pilot into combat, the Air Force announced.

Capt. Emily Thompson, call sign “Banzai,” made headlines after she became the first female to fly the F-35A Lightning II into combat. On June 9, the Air Force released a statement announcing that Thompson had deployed but did not specify when or where.


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KEYWORDS: airforce; aviation; women
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There was 2005 film STEALTH...With Jessica Biel as the pilot...

During World War 2, there were Soviet female pilots who actually participated in combat...

BEHIND ENEMY LINES is a good movie...With Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman...

1 posted on 06/15/2020 1:25:59 AM PDT by L.A.Justice
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To: L.A.Justice

God Bless this admirable Patriot!
But shouldn’t that call sign be subject to outrage? I guess it’s selective.
But I give her an extra hat tip for having the internal fortitude to choose that!
God Bless you Captain Wolfe!!!


2 posted on 06/15/2020 1:49:05 AM PDT by End Times Sentinel (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: L.A.Justice
The statement also noted that Thompson had an all-female maintenance crew to launch her historic flight.

If women are in combat, I have no objection to them serving as combat pilots too. However, I strongly object to choosing a maintenance crew for the symbolism rather than because they are the best people for the job.

3 posted on 06/15/2020 2:10:51 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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Hope it was against muzzie terrorists. They get all enraged when women kick their ass.


4 posted on 06/15/2020 2:15:19 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: L.A.Justice

yay


5 posted on 06/15/2020 2:25:49 AM PDT by Theophilus (MASSA - Make America Seem Safe Again)
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The statement also noted that Thompson had an all-female maintenance crew to launch her historic flight>>>>>>

Deployed into combat with an all female maintenaence crew.

But what happens when the whole crew has synchronized PMS?

I feel sorry for two groups:

1) Command Structure

2) The enemy

May they all become the shield maidens of the Constitution.


6 posted on 06/15/2020 2:29:26 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama Fascism:http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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**BEHIND ENEMY LINES is a good movie...With Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman...**

Didn’t that movie portray the rebels (muzzies) as the good guys, and the government military (Serbs) as evil?


7 posted on 06/15/2020 2:32:48 AM PDT by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....Do you believe it?)
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To: L.A.Justice

She joined the mile high club.


8 posted on 06/15/2020 2:43:58 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Slo-Joe Biden... puts the DEM in Dementia.)
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To: L.A.Justice

Indeed, congrats.

Let’s embrace our strengths and not be fooled by our inadequacies.


9 posted on 06/15/2020 2:45:59 AM PDT by Gene Eric ( Don't be a statist!)
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I’m glad the F-35 is seeing some combat use.. I don’t care who is flying it, just glad to see it working all these years after I defended it and others called it a dead duck.


10 posted on 06/15/2020 2:46:57 AM PDT by Monty22002
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I’m glad the F-35 is seeing some combat use.. I don’t care who is flying it, just glad to see it working all these years after I defended it and others called it a dead duck.


11 posted on 06/15/2020 2:46:58 AM PDT by Monty22002
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To: End Times Sentinel
But shouldn’t that call sign be subject to outrage?

No, it’s just a word. As a former USAF controller, I can tell you, it probably goes like this. Banzai is the call sign for every pilot in the squadron. A number, or numbers is added, to denote each specific pilot. The squadron commander, is probably Banzai 1. Next might be Banzai 11, then 12, and so on.

12 posted on 06/15/2020 2:50:52 AM PDT by Mark17 (Father of US Air Force Officer, who graduated from Air Force pilot training, on 1 May 2020)
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I could not care less that a woman is flying an airplane. This is simply a sexist article.

JoMa


13 posted on 06/15/2020 3:01:08 AM PDT by joma89 (Buy weapons and ammo, folks.)
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I don’t see why women can’t be in combat IF (a big IF) they meet the same physical standards as men.

The first female fighter pilot in the U.S. military died in a crash shortly after she started. Allegations at the time said she would have not qualified if she was a man.


14 posted on 06/15/2020 3:38:40 AM PDT by lizma2
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To: End Times Sentinel
But shouldn’t that call sign be subject to outrage?

What's wrong with being named after a stunted tree?

15 posted on 06/15/2020 3:44:37 AM PDT by null and void (If this is a representitive democracy, why don't I feel represented?)
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A couple of things that bother me about this article. First, are we in a war I don’t know about? Was this a real dogfight with shots fired or just a patrol? Seems sort of important. Second, it’s troubling that the military is signalling its wokeness with the all female maintenance crew. I saw a commercial for the new season of “Below Deck”, a reality show about a yacht crew. The hook this year is all the department heads are women. Is the military assigning crew for effectiveness or ratings from the leftist press?


16 posted on 06/15/2020 3:45:30 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (In America 2.0, blacks are sacred and can do no wrong.)
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To: null and void

Wouldn’t that be “bonsai”?


17 posted on 06/15/2020 4:18:42 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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Any society that sends its women to fight before it sends its non-shaving boys and cane-borne old men deserves to be destroyed, and ultimately will be by a society that does not make that mistake.


18 posted on 06/15/2020 4:20:04 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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First, are we in a war I don’t know about?

She staffed CHAZ.

19 posted on 06/15/2020 4:23:09 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (They are openly stating that they intend to murder us. Prep if you want to live.z)
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Now if she had been black, it really would have been noteworthy. /s Another example of white privilege? /s


20 posted on 06/15/2020 4:25:50 AM PDT by Cvengr ( Adversity in life & death is inevitable; Stress is optional through faith in Christ.)
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