Received my issue of VFW Magazine today. It's the March 2009 issue, and its devoted to women veterans. (I'm not a member of the VFW - my Dad is. He flew C-130s during Vietnam.)
In the Young Vets in Focus Column, three sisters are profiled: Lacy Smith, Kelly Smith, and Amber Smtih.
The three sisters come from White Salmon, Washington. Their grandfather was a pilot with the Army Air Corps during WWII, and became a commercial pilot after the war. There father and uncle were also commercial pilots.
Kelly Smith decided to learn how to fly C-130 transports while a freshman at the University of Arizona, and transferred to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she later became a flight instructor.
Kelly enlisted in the military right after September 11, 2001. She joined the CAlifornia Air National Guard and became a C-130 pilot. After a while she was sent overseas and served a tour in Afghanistan.
Amber enlisted in 2003, in the Army, and was soon flying the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter. In late 2007, her unit was deployed to Afghanistan.
Lacey serves in the Army. She's a chief warrant officer flying a Black Hawk helicopter, and is currently stationed in Afghanistan. Her unit replaced Amber's in that country last fall.
The sisters were also profiled on the National Guard's website at:
America's North Shore Journal