HISTORY: US Navy Welcomes First Black Female Tactical Aircraft Pilot

The U.S Navy on Thursday announced that Lt. j.g Madeline Swegle has completed naval flight school and would later this month receive the flighht officer Insigia known as “Wings of gold”

the naval air commander made this known throgh a tweet recorgnising Swegle as the US navy first black female TACAIR pilot.

According to state reports Swegle is from Burke, Virginia and graduated from the US naval Academy in 2017. She is assigned to the Redhawks of training squadron 21 in kingsville, Texas.

Swegle’s sister Sophie in excitement shared the navy’s post on Twitter, writing: “Just my older sister being a boss every day of her life. Proud of her doesn’t even cover it”.

BZ to Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle on completing the Tactical Air (Strike) aviator syllabus. Swegle is the @USNavy’s first known Black female TACAIR pilot and will receive her Wings of Gold later this month. HOOYAH! @FlyNavy @NASKPAO #ForgedByTheSea #CNATRA #CNATRAgrads


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