Gallery: International Women's Day: 3,000 years of warrior women
International Women's Day: 3,000 years of warrior women – gallery International Women's Day marks the publication of Warrior Women: 3,000 Years of Courage and Heroism, a guide to history's heroines, from Joan of Arc to Lieutenant Colonel Martha McSally. Take a look at some of the brightest, bloodiest and best
Martha McSally, an Air Force Academy graduate, is the first women to fly a fighter aircraft in combat and the first to command a fighter squadron. She is expected to clinch the Republican nomination in Arizona's Aug. 28 primary.
Martha McSally • First US female combat pilot • First US female combat squadron commander In July 2004, Col (ret) McSally led her A-10 team on a combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, flying over 225 combat hours herself during a period of increased combat activity. She was awarded a Bronze Star and multiple Air Medals for her combat leadership and performance. Martha was next selected to attend the Air War College, graduating #1 in her class of 225.
"Animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients and the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics would be phased out under legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act H.R.2858 will bring the U.S. in line with more than 30 other countries home to more than 1.7 billion consumers that have already implemented similar bans. The bipartisan bill was introduced by U.S. Reps. Martha McSally (R-AZ) Don Beyer (D-VA) Joe Heck (R-NV) and Tony…