Naval unit of US military welcomes first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot

The US Navy  of the United States has welcomed its first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot.

The US Navy tweeted recently in response to a post that Lt. J.G. Madeline Swegle had completed naval flight school and would later this month receive the flight officer insignia known as the “Wings of Gold”.

According to the Naval Air Training Command tweet, she is the Navy’s “first known Black female TACAIR pilot”.

According to Stars and Stripes, Swegle is from Burke, Virginia, and graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2017.

Officials said she is assigned to the Redhawks of Training Squadron 21 in Kingsville, Texas.

Swegle’s milestone comes more than 45 years after Rosemary Mariner in 1974 became the first woman to fly a tactical fighter jet, according to news outlets.

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