For Lt. Col. Jill Long of Carlisle, Pa., determination was a key element to making her childhood dream of flying come true. It took her first to a local airport, and later to the U.S. Air Force where pilot cutbacks threatened to take her dream away. "People are going to tell you that. All through your life, they're going to say, 'You can't do this, this isn't right for you' ... don't listen to them," said Long.
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