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Women preparing for war
by John Pendygraft, Times staff photographer

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"Lt. Joker"
Last names of pilots are not used for security reasons.
Marine Chief Warrant Officer Lori Dean
John Pendygraft

Read Pendygraft's online journal from Kuwait

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-365

Marine Chief Warrant Officer Lori Dean from HMM 365 Marine Helicopter Squad talks about being accepted as a Marine.  
Chief Warrant Officer Lori Dean talks about people not believing she is a Marine.
"Lt. Joker" talks about being a female pilot.
"Lt. Joker" talks about gender sometimes being an advantage.
"Lt. Joker" talks about why she joined the Marines.
Related story:
At work: When duty calls women
A rocky road is leading to greater acceptance for and larger numbers of women in the military.

All audio reports from John Pendygraft

Flags for home [3/28/03]

The music of war [3/26/03]

After the memorial service [3/24/03]

When duty calls women [3/17/03]

Interviews with HMM 365 Marine Helicopter Squad from New River, N.C. [3/12/03]

A report on what it is like to be in Kuwait as the people prepare for war. [3/5/03]

Times audio: John Pendygraft, Audio editing: Jack Rowland, Multimedia: Desiree Perry

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