US Navy’s First Black Female Tactical Jet Pilot Gets Her ‘Wings Of Gold’ Today

Photo: Swegle, who broke through the glass ceiling earlier this month when she completed her training at naval flight school, is to receive her wings during a ceremony on Friday

Daily Mail: First black female fighter pilot in 110 years of naval aviation to receive her ‘Wings of Gold’

* Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle, the first black female US Naval officer to become a tactical jet pilot, will receive now her ‘Wings of Gold’
* Swegle, who completed her training at naval flight school earlier this month, is to receive the coveted insignia during a ceremony on Friday
* She is the first Black women to accomplishment the feat in the nearly 110 years after naval aviation began
* Officials said she is assigned to the Redhawks of Training Squadron 21 in Kingsville, Texas
* Several public figures, including Sen. Kamala Harris and legendary tennis player Billie Jean King congratulated Swegle on Twitter

The first black female US Naval officer to become a tactical jet pilot since naval aviation began more than a century ago is set to receive the coveted ‘Wings of Gold’ insignia.

Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle, who broke through the glass ceiling earlier this month when she completed her training at naval flight school, is to receive her wings during a ceremony on Friday.

‘I am really honored that I get to wear the wings and get to fly planes and call myself a pilot,’ said Swegle in a Navy video released ahead of a ceremony that was posted on YouTube.

‘I don’t think the goal in my life is to necessarily be the first at anything. That was never something that I set out to do, it was just something I was interested in and I found out later,’ she said.

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Update #1: U.S. Navy’s first Black female fighter pilot will receive her wings (CBS)
Update #2: Madeline Swegle becomes US Navy’s first black female fighter pilot (NYPost)

WNU Editor: She is living her dream.

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