Navy gives shoutout to pioneering Black female pilot

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Navy gives shoutout to pioneering Black female pilot

The Navy is recognizing a milestone in its history.”BZ (short for the congratulatory term Bravo Zulu) to Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle on completing the Tactical Air (Strike) aviator syllabus,” the Naval Air Training Command said Thursday. “Swegle is the @USNavy’s first known Black female TACAIR pilot and will receive her Wings of Gold later this month. HOOYAH!”It comes after women first got their wings in the Navy in 1974. Military.com noted Brenda Robinson, the first African American woman to graduate from the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School, earned her wings in 1980 and was the first Black woman certified for C-1A carrier onboard delivery carrier landings, according to the nonprofit Women in Aviation.Swegle graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2017.”Go forth and kick butt,” Rear Admiral Paula Dunn said after congratulating her on Twitter.

The Navy is recognizing a milestone in its history.

“BZ (short for the congratulatory term Bravo Zulu) to Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle on completing the Tactical Air (Strike) aviator syllabus,” the Naval Air Training Command said Thursday. “Swegle is the @USNavy’s first known Black female TACAIR pilot and will receive her Wings of Gold later this month. HOOYAH!”

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It comes after women first got their wings in the Navy in 1974. Military.com noted Brenda Robinson, the first African American woman to graduate from the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School, earned her wings in 1980 and was the first Black woman certified for C-1A carrier onboard delivery carrier landings, according to the nonprofit Women in Aviation.

Swegle graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2017.

“Go forth and kick butt,” Rear Admiral Paula Dunn said after congratulating her on Twitter.


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