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This week, 21-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Niloofar Rhmani became the Afghan Air Force’s first female pilot to be trained to fly in 30 years.

The Kabul City native earned her flying wings in a graduation ceremony at Shindand Air Base in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, along with 12 other young Afghan graduates of the Undergraduate Pilot Training, run by U.S. Air Force instructors.

“First, it was my ambition, and second, I want to show that Afghanistan can have female pilots. It’s a job females can do also, it’s not a hard job that the men can just do. Both can do it,” said Lt. Rhmani in an interview with The Washington Times.

“I wanted to fly with my brothers, shoulder to shoulder,” Lt. Rhmani said.

Read more at The Washington Times

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