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First Black female U.S. Navy fighter pilot completes training at NAS Kingsville

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 22:21:15-04

KINGSVILLE, Texas — The first known Black female to become a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy has successfully completed training at NAS Kingsville this week.

According to a Facebook post by the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), LTJG Madeline Swegle finished all the requirements for the Tactical Air (Strike) aviator syllabus with the VT-21 Redhawks squadron.

Swegle will receive her Wings of Gold later this month and will then be assigned to a specific jet before moving onto her next duty station.

The Chief of Naval Air Training, headquartered on board NAS Corpus Christi, is in charge of training Naval aviators at five Training Air Wings located on Naval Air Stations in Florida, Mississippi, and Texas.