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LTJG Madeline Swegle Makes History as First Known Black Female Tactical Jet Pilot in the U.S. Navy

Each day, Black women continue to make history. According to a Twitter user, @PaigeAlissa, Lieutenant Junior Grade Madeline Swegle recently became the first Black female tactical jet pilot in the United States Navy. “Just my best friend making history,” she tweeted , captioning two photos of Swegle. Just my best friend making history — friendly black hottie (@paigealissa) July 7, 2020 Tire Meets Road reports that Reddit sleuth ZugZugWorkWorkDabu confirmed Swegle’s achievement, deciphering that her Navy O-2 rank is equivalent to First Lieutenant in the Army, Air Force , and Marines. Also, they added: “I can confirm she had her last flight today in Kingsville with VT-21 doing SEM (Section Engaged Manuevering.) She CQ’d (Carrier Qualified) a few months ago. So this is a legit person and photo. She is wearing her soft wings in this photo, signifying that she completed her undergraduate pilot training – she will be officially winged on some other day. After...

Niki McGloster

Jul 8, 2020