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Madeline Swegle makes history as US Navy’s 1st Black female fighter pilot | ABC News

Madeline Swegle makes history as US Navy’s 1st Black female fighter pilot | ABC News

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The achievement was celebrated by celebrities and politicians.

By Kiara Brantley-Jones, ABC News

The U.S. Navy celebrated a historic moment this week as it announced Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle was set to become its first Black female tactical fighter pilot.

Swegle has earned her wings as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot and will receive her “Wings of Gold” in late July, according to a tweet posted on Thursday by the Chief of Naval Air Training.

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The Chief of Naval Air Training congratulated Swegle with a “BZ,” or “Bravo Zulu,” a naval term meaning “well done.”

Featured Image, Lt.j.g. Luke Redito/U.S. Navy via AP
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