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Published:April 29th, 2006 10:36 EST
Cholene Espinoza Discusses Her Success with Judyth Piazza

Cholene Espinoza Discusses Her Success with Judyth Piazza

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Cholene Espinoza is the Military Correspondent for Talk Radio News Service. Cholene comes to Talk Radio News Service with an extensive military background. She graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1987. She then worked as a political analyst at the Los Alamos National Laboratory until entering Undergraduate Pilot Training where she earned a Fighter, Attack, Reconnaissance Rating in the summer of 1988. At the time, women were not permitted to fly combat aircraft so she was selected to be a jet instructor pilot.

Cholene trained pilots from all over the US and world to include the Middle East and South America. She was then selected for a U-2 Reconnaissance aircraft try out, where she successfully won an assignment to the 99th Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, California, the only U-2 Squadon in the world. Cholene was the second woman to fly the U-2 out of three total in Air Force history. Cholene has logged over 200 hours of combat over Iraq and Bosnia and was awarded the Air Medal and Aerial Achievement medals for her service. Cholene is also a pilot for United Airlines and has retained her military status as a Captain in the Air Force Reserves.

Through the Eye of the Storm is a rallying cry for working Americans and an indictment of the public and commercial sources of assistance that have failed them. Espinoza details the seemingly insurmountable red tape, systemic barriers, and inequities in disaster assistance for people who have no means to complain or demand better. Common stereotypes about race, religion, poverty, government assistance, single parenthood—even our notions of charity—are challenged when seen Through the Eye of the Storm. This is a story of loss and recovery, of the ravages of disaster and the healing power of community.

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