The U.S. Navy has its first Black female tactical jet pilot. LTJG Madeline Swegle recently completed the service's Tactical Air (Strike) training program in the T-45C Goshawk, the Navy announced Friday.
The milestone makes Swegle, a Naval Academy graduate, the first known Black woman who has been certified for the TACAIR mission, and she could go on to fly fighters such as the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler or F-35C Joint Strike Fighter.
The Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) congratulated Swegle on her achievement via Twitter. ＇Swegle is the @USNavy's first known Black female TACAIR pilot and will receive her Wings of Gold later this month. HOOYAH!＇ the post states.
此一里程碑，讓斯維格這位海軍官校畢業生，成為首位獲得戰術飛行任務認證的非裔女性，並可繼續駕駛諸如F / A-18E / F「超級大黃蜂」、EA-18G「咆哮者」或F-35C聯合打擊戰鬥機等機型。
Lieutenant Junior Grade, a junior commissioned officer rank of US Navy, with a military pay grade of O-2.
Tactical Aircraft, another name for fighters, strike fighters and attack aircraft.
Strike aircraft is a tactical aircraft that has a primary role of carrying out airstrikes with greater precision than bombers.