Female fighter pilots from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing flew in combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from a forward-deployed base in the Middle East. The Air Force now has 85 female pilots, or 2 percent of the total. (Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)

Female fighter pilots from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing flew in combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from a forward-deployed base in the Middle East. The Air Force now has 85 female pilots, or 2 percent of the total. (Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)