Major M.J. Hegar Speaks to Dems                                    Oct 21, 2017

Close to 200 Sun City Democrats welcomed MJ Hegar and her family to the Ballroom for the Oct 21 general meeting.  Hegar described her experiences in the military and added a   riveting account of her rescue mission during her third tour of duty in Afghanistan,  for which she was awarded the Purple Heart.


Hegar talked about the role of women in the military, and mentioned she is part of a group that promoted the role of women in combat (the Combat Integration Initiative).  On the topic of national security, she sees  immigration bans as harmful to developing good relationships in the countries where the military is involved.

She encouraged us to read her book Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front to learn more about who she is.