Women at War: 17_LA_WomenatWar

CW2 Pilot Jesse Russell, 34, with the 82nd Airborne, takes a nap while on call as a Medevac pilot at a base in Helmand province in Afghanistan,  November 30, 2009.  Russell is on her second tour in Afghanistan, and is a senior pilot in the military. Women are increasingly on the frontlines throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.

CW2 Pilot Jesse Russell, 34, with the 82nd Airborne, takes a nap while on call as a Medevac pilot at a base in Helmand province in Afghanistan, November 30, 2009. Russell is on her second tour in Afghanistan, and is a senior pilot in the military. Women are increasingly on the frontlines throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.