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Eugene Jacques Bullard, also known as the Black Swallow of Death, was the first black American fighter pilot and the only black pilot in World War I. In 1994, Bullard was posthumously commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force

Eugene Jacques Bullard, also known as the Black Swallow of Death, was the first Black American fighter pilot and the only Black pilot in World War I. In Bullard was posthumously commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force

Captain Jacqueline S. Parker became the first female US Air Force pilot to graduate from the US Air Force Test Pilot School, 1989

Development Cycle: Testing: Captain Jacqueline S. Parker became the first female US Air Force pilot to graduate from the US Air Force Test Pilot School, 1989

WW2 Army Air Force recruiting poster

US Army Air Forces Recruiting Poster with Martin Marauder Nose Gunner

The United States Air Force has a clandestine group of highly trained combat search and rescue airmen known as Pararescuemen. Their primary mission is to rescue aircrew and other service members who are wounded in hostile environments. While this is their primary mission, current operations require PJs to go far above and beyond their stated objective. They are part of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and their motto, “that others may live,” exemplifies their selfless…

Pararescue Jumpers (PJs): United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) operatives tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments. See Wikipedia.

This was the last flight of the first female US Air Force fighter pilot. Colonel Jeannie Leavitt commands the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. She's responsible for 5,700 people, $5.1 billion in airplanes & equipment & a yearly $240 million maintenance budget. She flew a total of 300 combat hours over Afghanistan  & Iraq & also has three masters degrees. #HBIC #BAMF

This was the last flight of the first female US Air Force fighter pilot

This was the last flight of the first female US Air Force fighter pilot. Colonel Jeannie Leavitt commands the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. She's responsible for 5,700 people, $5.1 billion in airplanes & equipment & a yearly $240 million maintenance budget. She flew a total of 300 combat hours over Afghanistan & Iraq & also has three masters degrees. #HBIC #BAMF

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