Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front

Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front

On June 29, 2009, Air National Guard major Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar was shot down while on a Medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan. Despite being wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. But soon she would face a new battle: to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve. . . .   After being commission...

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Title:Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front
Author:Mary Jennings Hegar
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ISBN:1101988436
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages

Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front Reviews

  • Linda
    Feb 22, 2017
    Whoa, the sexism Captain Hegar faced in the 21st century was terrible. A talented helicopter pilot, dedicated to saving lives, willing to take a bullet to protect her crew, and always running into people who told her women shouldn't be doing what she was doing. One flight instructor flunked her flig...
  • Scott
    Feb 16, 2017
    This is a very well written book, the author has a determination beyond most people and overcame all kinds of adversity in a mostly male dominate field to reach her dreams and do a lot of great things for our country. There are times when reading this book you become totally immersed in the moment a...
  • Suzanne
    Apr 23, 2017
    I loved this book. Thanks for talking about the Air Force culture. More work needs to be done in this area to see that it doesn't happen again. I am a female Air Force veteran. Thanks for writing Shoot Like A Girl. Don't give up. Keep Fighting. ...
  • Lynette Caulkins
    Mar 15, 2017
    Very engaging memoir of a woman who served in the Air Force, including active combat in Afghanistan. Her experience, of course, encompasses women's issues in the military, but that definitely does not overshadow the interest level of her story for anyone who enjoys military or adventure reads. I do ...
  • Kate Fernandez
    Apr 26, 2017
    I heard MJ Hegar interviewed on NPR and immediately decided to pick up her book. Her experiences becoming a pilot and serving in the Air National Guard are eye-opening, exhilarating, and at times disturbing. One would think the blatant sexism she experienced was something of the past, but the cultur...
  • Brittany
    Mar 05, 2017
    This book was incredible. Hagar captivated me instantly with her wit and charm to her steadfast beliefs in warrior spirits and valor. Hagar details raw moments like her sexual assault by an army physician, and a helicopter shoot down on a medical mission. There is no doubt that she's a combat vetera...
  • Pamela
    May 16, 2017
    "Sometimes the biggest asset on your team isn't the one who looks like Superman. People will surprise you with the strength they can summon when tested."Fantastic memoir! For the most part (aside from numerous expletives and f-bombs) I enjoyed following Mary Jennings (MJ) Hegar's journey from being ...
  • L.A. Starks
    May 17, 2017
    This true story ranks with any of the best thriller fiction as Mary Jennings Hegar describes her career as an Air Force Rescue pilot. Her experiences of course include setbacks and resistance from those who doubt she could or should do the job, but also tremendous, and patriotic, camaraderie with he...
  • Jean Poulos
    May 21, 2017
    This is the memoir of Air Force Major Mary Jennings Hegar. She was a rescue helicopter pilot. She had successfully rescued hundreds of men and women off the battlefield. Hegar had served three tours in Afghanistan. The author briefly covers her time in high school and ROTC in college. Most of the bo...
  • Connie
    May 22, 2017
    A very interesting description of Mary Jenning Hegars' amazing experience as a combat pilot in the USAF and other organizations. Having served in the USAF for 20 years myself, I could identify with the discrimination she experienced and also the wonderful officers with whom she served. Shoot Like A ...