Young lady becomes first black female tactical jet pilot in US Navy

Young lady becomes first black female tactical jet pilot in US Navy

- Pilot LTJG Swegle has made history as the first-ever female tactical pilot in US Navy history

- According to social media user identified as Miss Alissa, LTJG Swegle earned this feat in July

- Alissa shared photos from Swegle's graduation to celebrate her friend's admirable accomplishment

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Pilot LTJG Swegle has celebrated her recent accomplishment at her graduation ceremony as the first-ever black woman tactical pilot in US Navy history.

For the first time in the US Navy history books, LTJG Swegle became the establishment’s first black woman to attain this feat.

Although details of the name of the specific jet or when she was first admitted to the US Navy is not immediately public, she is being lauded on social media.

According to, a small percentage of applicants are accepted into Naval Flight School and an even smaller percentage make it through.

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Girl power: Pilot celebrates at her graduation as the first black female tactical jet pilot in US Navy
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As a woman who has conjured and shattered the glass ceiling, she has become an inspiration to other women, especially young girls who aspire to fly.

In a post by a Twitter user identified as Miss Alissa, LTJG Swegle completed her advanced flight training at Naval Air Station Kingsville with her last scheduled flight culminating in the time-honoured tradition of a spray of water.

Her post read:

''Just my best friend making history.''

Alissa shared impressive images of LTJG Swegle from her graduation. The frames have gathered thousands of positive reactions as of the time of this publication.

Tweeter users were overwhelmed by the young pilot’s achievement.

@forev4rfine was obviously overwhelmed by LTJG Swegle's achievement:

"OMG do you know how many times I’ve asked why you don’t see any Black pilots at our commands? Let alone a Black woman. I’m so happy for her, like I know her."

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Reacting to the tweet, @Kosheen18, shared his family experience:

'My grandfather was a WWII air force pilot. They disbanded Red Tails, the real beginning of civil rights, not the Marxists who pretended they did. Yes you heard me right. To answer your question, the air force was run by satanists, C-A, Bush, dr*gs, weapons, human trafficking. Not everything is race.''

@RJfisher59 wrote:

''That’s great! That smile could light up the sky! I worked with the daughter of the first Black female air traffic controller in the FAA!''

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