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Madeline Swegle becomes US Navy's first Black female fighter pilot in its 110-year history

USATODAY.com Monday, 13 July 2020
Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle will be the U.S. Navy's first Black female tactical fighter pilot. Swegle will receive her "wings of gold" later this month.
 
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The United States Navy is welcoming its first Black female fighter pilot and she's stationed in South Texas. Officials with the Navy confirm Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle made a final flight on a T-45C Goshawk to complete her undergraduate Tactical Air training. Katie Johnston reports.

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Madeline Swegle becomes US Navy's first Black female fighter pilot in its 110-year history

Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle will be the U.S. Navy's first Black female tactical fighter pilot. Swegle will receive her "wings of gold" later this month.  
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