University graduate makes history after flying Air Force Thunderbird

University graduate makes history after flying Air Force Thunderbird

- A university graduate has made history with her recent achievement in the Air Force

- The young lady is the first black female to be appointed as a squad officer

- She hopes that her achievement will inspire other young women to aspire to greater goals

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The US Air Force Thunderbirds have been flying across the country to honour the frontliners. One of the squad members has made history by being the first black female officer. The university graduate is the team's newest member.

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Remoshay Nelson is a Howard University graduate and the first black female officer to attain her position at the Air Force. The young woman says that she only knows a small percentage of African-American officers in the Air Force.

"So to be in a position that is visible, to show little girls that this is attainable, to let them know they can do anything they put their mind to, is an absolute honour."

According to NBC Washington, air shows have been placed on hold because of the Covid-19 pandemic but a few squads fly to pay tribute to healthcare workers.

Captain Nelson has vast experience in flying. She spent eight years serving in the Air Force. Nelson credits her success to her family for their encouragement and support. She is only one of 12 in the position. The young woman wants to serve as an inspiration to others who wish to be in her position. She said she wants her time in this position to "serve as a beacon of hope and solidarity for everyone during this trying time".

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Nelson thanked those on the frontlines who are working tirelessly.

"Remember the healthcare workers, but also the grocery store clerks, those in the fast food service and the sanitation workers who go to work every day."

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