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 Kelly Flinn
Lieutenant Kelly Flinn was the first female B-52 pilot, and the subject of a media circus involving sexual discrimination within the Air Force, born 23 December 1970, in St.
On 29 June 1989 Flinn was accepted by both the United States Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy, with nominations from Senator Sam Nunn and Congressman Buddy Darden, choosing to enter the air force as a member of the Class of 1993.
Later that October, Flinn was a delegate to the 1995 Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service conference at Luke AFB, she spoke to several national military leaders, including the Air Force Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Air Force on policies in the Air Force concerning women in combat.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/k/ke/kelly_flinn.html   (571 words)

 American Forces under Supranational Control -- JSCOPE XIX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Similarly, Flinn's supporters argued that she was scarcely the only adulterer in the Air Force, as though the mere commonness of an infraction of the UCMJ constituted good and sufficient moral reason to legitimate that behavior.
Flinn's demonstrated lack of integrity and her disobedience left Secretary Widnall no choice but to deny her request for an honorable discharge (which would have allowed her to continue to fly for the Air National Guard) in lieu of court martial and a possible 9 1/2 year prison term.
Flinn's insistence that regulations governing the moral behavior of military personnel with which she did not wish to comply should be changed is an old, old recipe for tragedy.
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 Kelly Flinn : Pioneer Air Force Aviator
Flinn said, she immediately began satisfying the school's requirements for good grades, leadership abilities, athletic participation and the ability to hold down a job.
Flinn will be permanently assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB, N.D. Her only concern is the extraordinary size of the B-52 and the strength it will take to pull a heavy bomber with a 185-foot wingspan.
During her training, Lt. Flinn was described as exceeding all standards and having a strong and contagious desire to excel.
www.ctie.monash.edu.au /hargrave/flinn.html   (3995 words)

 Kelly Flinn -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Flinn flew the Cap-10 and received French (additional info and facts about jump wings) jump wings, symbolising acceptance as an officer in the (additional info and facts about French Air Force) French Air Force.
During her deployment to (A flag that serves as a warning signal) Red Flag, Lt. Flinn was selected as the overall package mission commander, coordinating a strike plan for a multinational group of over 50 aircraft, and was selected as the Minot AFB Company Grade Officer.
Flinn faced (A military court to try serious breaches of martial law) court-martial on May 20, 1997 for military charges of adultery.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ke/kelly_flinn.htm   (535 words)

 Welcome to the "Chuck Baldwin Live" Radio Talk Show Home Page
Unquestionably, the court-martial and cashiering of Kelly Flinn is tragic.
But it is not, for Kelly Flinn did engage in misconduct "unbecoming an officer." Not only did she commit adultery with a civilian married to an Air Force enlistee.
When Flinn and her lawyer demanded an honorable discharge, implying that, if it were not granted, they would go through with a court-martial at which the Air Force would be pilloried, they were playing hardball.
www.chuckbaldwinlive.com /flinn.html   (844 words)

 H-Net Review: Donna M. Dean on Proud To Be: My Life, the Air Force, the Controversy
Flinn's coping skills were never well developed, and her lack of worldly knowledge made her even less equipped to deal with the constant harassment and unblinking hatred and resentment she continually faced.
Flinn discusses the utter failure of both the Academy and its cadets to incorporate the spirit of the rules and regulations rather than instilling and enforcing the letter of the law in a blind, mindless adherence to an honor code that is anything but honorable.
Flinn did, indeed, receive special treatment for she was continually being hauled out of class for photo opportunities and interviews which prevented her from completing her duties and in general guaranteed that she would be subject to extremes of resentment and hatred.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=251981039521298   (2802 words)

 CNN - Air Force gives pilot a general discharge - May 22, 1997
Flinn, 26 and single, was charged with adultery, disobedience, fraternization and lying to investigators.
Flinn attorney Frank Spinner praised his client's courage, and said she consulted with her family as she made her decision to accept the out-of-court settlement.
Flinn's brother, Don Flinn Jr., said his sister was physically and emotionally exhausted, but confident about her decision.
www-cgi.cnn.com /US/9705/22/flinn.wrap   (748 words)

 CNN - Flinn to appeal discharge ruling, lawyer says - May 25, 1997
Flinn said she has learned her lesson the hard way: "I've lost my innocence, and I've lost my ability to trust people in general and anyone and anything," Flinn told the magazine.
Flinn was accused of having an affair with a married civilian, Marc Zigo, lying about it to investigators and disobeying an order to end it.
In her interview, Flinn reasserted that Zigo was to blame for her downfall and said Zigo's ex-wife, Airman Gayla Zigo, was a victim of her ex-husband, not of Flinn.
edition.cnn.com /US/9705/25/flinn.time   (711 words)

 Scarlet Letters--August 1997
Flinn minimizes the disparity of her own rank and Airman Zigo's because they were in different units.
Selection of the Flinn case as a feminist issue is insulting, not only to the Air Force but also to Air Force women who take their responsibilities seriously and whose service is a credit to themselves and to the force.
In the long run, misrepresenting the Kelly Flinn affair does not even work to the advantage of the cause advocates who have made it a rallying point, because it does not add up to much unless the facts are manipulated and sensationalized.
www.afa.org /magazine/aug1997/08edit97_print.html   (802 words)

 CNN - Poll: Many believe Air Force treated Flinn unfairly - May 23, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When asked if Flinn was treated better than, the same or worse than would be a male pilot facing similar charges, 47 percent of those polled said she was treated worse.
The poll also found that a majority of Americans do not consider Flinn's adultery a serious offense, while about two-thirds of those polled consider her lying to investigators and disobeying investigators a serious offense that deserves penalty.
Flinn, 26, was charged with adultery, disobedience, fraternization and lying to investigators.
www.cnn.com /US/9705/23/flinn.poll   (513 words)

 FDA Inferno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Kelly Flinn, I eternally condemn you to the circle of Lussuriosi or the Lustful.
Kelly Flinn knew it was wrong, but continued to have her affair.
Kelly Flinn is a very deserving candidate to spend eternity in the circle of the lustful, because Kelly Flinn fell in love with his body and the sex.
dante.ilt.columbia.edu /new/library/fda_class/inferno/lust.html   (239 words)

 SWITCH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Kelly J. Flinn, the Air Force's first female bomber pilot, officially left Minot AFB, ND, and the Air Force on May 29.
However, Flinn made some serious mistakes for a military officer, The one that attracted the most national attention was her affair with the husband of an Air Force enlisted woman.
In this case, Flinn must repay the Air Force for the last year of her service obligation (valued at about $19,000), may not enter the Air Force Reserves, and will not be eligible to receive any veterans' benefits.
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 CNN - Ex-Air Force pilot Kelly Flinn to appeal discharge - November 25, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Air Force pilot Kelly Flinn, who quit in disgrace rather than face a court-martial for adultery, plans to appeal her general discharge and hopes to rejoin the military.
Flinn did not rule out becoming a pilot for a commercial airline if she were unable to resume her military career.
Flinn told King she lied about the affair after two hours of "invasive questions" about her sex life.
www.cnn.com /US/9711/25/briefs/flinn   (267 words)

 National Review: Bread & circuses - military discharge of Kelly Flinn for adultery
Flinn knowingly broke this rule and abused her power as a superior officer when she had a casual affair with an enlisted man before she embarked on the more serious affair with Marc Zigo, a civilian living with his junior enlisted wife.
Flinn's commanding officer then learned of the affair and ordered her to stay away from the married Zigo -- the slap on the wrist that her defenders insist was a sufficient rebuke.
But when Trent Lott declared that Kelly Flinn was "being badly abused," he sounded -- perhaps inadvertently -- a warning that no wives will be courted by the GOP next year as soccer moms were courted by all parties last year.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1282/is_n11_v49/ai_19517833   (1042 words)

 Online NewsHour: Adultery in the U.S. Air Force -- May 14, 1997
KELLY FLINN, U.S. Air Force: I'm young, I've reached one of the major goals in my life, which was to be a pilot in the Air Force, and I've got the whole future ahead of me.
Her crime, according to Flinn, was falling in love with the wrong man. Flinn was stationed at Minot air Force Base in Minot, North Dakota, a small town where the social life centers on the base.
Zigo was married to an enlisted woman at Minot but Flinn says he lied to her, saying he was separated from his wife and headed for divorce.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/military/jan-june97/flinn_5-14.html   (2553 words)

 An Officer and Vixen
Kelly Flinn, the female Air Force pilot who in May accepted a less-than-honorable discharge rather than face adultery and other charges in a military criminal trial, was facing as many as 9 1/2 years in prison had she been tried and found guilty on all charges.
Flinn acting as if she is the victim, when she is the one who committed the crimes." Flinn responded: "Airman Zigo is not a victim of me, but she is a victim of Marc."
Flinn was in the middle of a three-day psychological evaluation with Duncan, which was recommended by her lawyer, when she heard about the court-martial.
www.usvetdsp.com /story55.htm   (2221 words)

 Follow the Leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Kelly Flinn was the first female to fly one of these admirable killing machines, and the Air Force publicity machine created a gender equality poster girl that was used as forcefully as a Tailhook cover up.
What is most fascinating about the Kelly Flinn story is how clearly and glaringly it depicts the chasm that exists between military policy and military culture.
When Kelly Flinn faced the hypocrisy of former Air Force Secretary Sheila Widnall, Secretary of Defense, William Cohen and other military brass after the allegations of her adultery surfaced, there was an almost across-the-board willingness to dismiss the adultery charges.
www.annoy.com /editorials/doc.html?DocumentID=100044   (2040 words)

 The case of Kelly Flinn The outrageous attempt by the air force to court martial Lieutenant Kelly Flinn and send her to ...
The case of Kelly Flinn The outrageous attempt by the air force to court martial Lieutenant Kelly Flinn and send her to prison provides another example of the turmoil within the American military establishment and the growing tensions between the military and civilian authorities.
The handling of the Flinn case is another demonstration of the retreat by the Clinton administration from the long-standing democratic principle of subordination of the military to civilian authority, which began with Clinton's cave-in to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1993 over the ban on gays in the military.
The outrageous attempt by the air force to court martial Lieutenant Kelly Flinn and send her to prison provides another example of the turmoil within the American military establishment and the growing tensions between the military and civilian authorities.
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 Feminist View of Motherhood, Marriage, and Career Hillary Proclaims a Daycare 'Crisis' -- December 1997 Phyllis ...
Kelly Flinn, the first female B-52 pilot, was the Air Force's poster girl of the supposedly successful sex integration of the Air Force.
Kelly's position required the emotional maturity and stamina to work at a base where her pilot peers had wives, but she did not.
Ralston's case was completely different from that of Kelly Flinn's (she was guilty of fraternization, disobedience and perjury), but the difference was lost under the feminists' tirades.
www.eagleforum.org /psr/1997/dec97/psrdec97.html   (3389 words)

 American Journalism Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As depicted by the stories, the first of which appeared on April 28, Flinn, a high-profile, outstanding airwoman who once flew a plane for the Air Force secretary, was being court-martialed for committing adultery with the spouse of an enlisted person, a man who had lied to her about his marital status.
As her case evolved, much of the reporting was overly sympathetic to Flinn, understated the severity of the charges against her and painted the military justice system in the worst possible light as an unfair, faceless bureaucracy intent on rooting out illicit sexual behavior.
Flinn says she believed Zigo when he told her that he was legally separated from his wife.
www.ajr.org /Article.asp?id=336   (2765 words)

 Books, Arts & Manners February 9, 1998
Flinn, the baby of her family, has four much older siblings; her two brothers were 14 and 8 when she was born and her two sisters 10 and 11.
Flinn was a virgin and wanted to remain one, but she would awaken at night to find her roommate having sex, and once, two men entered their unlocked room and fondled them as they lay in bed.
A psychologist who examined Flinn said she has ``the social skills of a 12-year-old.'' While this seems to be true, I see something else.
www.nationalreview.com /09feb98/king020998.html   (1369 words)

 Salon | Camille Paglia
The facts, as of this writing, appear to be that Flinn was involved in not one but two sexual indiscretions, first with an enlisted man and then with the husband of a fellow airwoman.
Second, Flinn was not entirely truthful in saying she had no idea the latter man was married: If she didn't know it at first coitus, she surely did shortly thereafter but pursued the affair anyhow.
Third, Flinn lied outright to her superiors in denying the relationship was sexual.
www.salon.com /may97/columnists/paglia970527.html   (1681 words)

 Non-uniform enforcement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Kelly Flinn is proof positive the military has some explaining to do about the code of conduct its members strongly espouse.
Flinn is the first woman to pilot the B-52 bomber - but she's also alleged to have had an affair with a married civilian and a non-officer.
On top of this, had Kelly Flinn been in the army, no action would have been taken against her as long as she and her partner weren't in the same unit.
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Brenda Lee should have been called upon to sing her golden oldie hit, "I'm Sorry," for the Lt. Kelly Flinn saga that will end in a few days when Flinn is given a general discharge from the Air Force for lying, disobedience and adultery.
Flinn and her lawyer, the appropriately named Frank Spinner, managed to divert attention to Flinn and away from military rules and regulations designed for the benefit of all and the achievement of a mission.
Flinn said she made "mistakes" and "errors in judgment" and that she only wished "that someone in my chain of command would have asked what was happening in my life."
www.texnews.com /opinion97/cal052997.html   (614 words)

 CNN - Air Force denies offering leniency to woman pilot - May 15, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Flinn's case has drawn nationwide attention and she has received support from those members of the public who believe she is being punished for a crime that the Air Force often overlooks.
Flinn has no guarantee of leniency if she requests the chance to resign, a procedure known as resignation in lieu of court martial, or RILO.
Flinn, a 1993 Air Force Academy graduate, became a B-52 bomber pilot in 1995 as the service began allowing women to fly warplanes.
us.cnn.com /US/9705/15/bomber.pilot   (578 words)

 The Kelly Flinn Flim-Flam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
She committed the particular kind of adultery that clearly cannot be tolerated in an officer, namely having sex, first, with an enlisted man, and secondly, with the husband of an enlisted woman.
Kelly was one of the golden girls who "proved" that women in the military can "hold their own" with men.
She was not "singled out," but was treated highly preferentially compared to the 60 men whom the Air Force court-martialed for adultery last year and the many male officers whose careers were destroyed for much lesser offenses.
www.eagleforum.org /column/1997/june97/97-06-04.html   (885 words)

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