25Apr

Linda Maloney’s book is an uplifting, inspiring, and sometimes sobering account of the lives of military women who fly and raise children. I highly recommend this book for parents, teachers, young adults, and anyone interested in aviation and military history. It is a personal, as well as historical, account of women aviators, their families, and their military missions.

Military Fly Moms would have been a wonderful read for me as a teen. It certainly is now. More young women need to understand that flying opportunities are open to them and that ‘Yes, you can be a mom and have a challenging and rewarding job!’ Young women can pursue the dream of flying without excluding the possibility of having children someday. My career took me to the stars—four times—and three of these flights were as a mom!

Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired; former NASA astronaut and first female commander of the Space Shuttle