July 21st, 2011
10:48 AM ET

Afghan women train as pilots in Texas

Four women who are lieutenants in the Afghanistan military have come to the United States to study English at the Defense Language Institute at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. But it's their dreams of piloting helicopters that could help change the future of women in their homeland.

These four Afghan women will spend anywhere from six to eight months in San Antonio at the base where they will be mastering the English language. After that, they'll move to Alabama where they'll train with the U.S. Army and learn how to be helicopter pilots.

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Filed under: Women's issues
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  1. MicheleG

    You GO, Ladies! Good for you!

    July 21, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Detroit, MI

      A chance to kill, what a thrill!!! And how repulsive it all is!!! That's about the only thing that the right-wing thugs are good at, getting more and more people to do their killing!!!

      July 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Andrew Lubin

        Thank you, Dan. I couldn't have said it better myself.

        July 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      dan, does your passiveness allow you to disregard evil?

      July 22, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. truth seeker

    about time

    July 21, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |