Girl power: Pilot celebrates at her graduation as the first Black female tactical jet pilot in US Navy

Girl power: Pilot celebrates at her graduation as the 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, PaigeAlissa, LTJG Swegle earned this feat in July

- PaigeAlissa shared photos from her graduation to celebrate her pal'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.

YEN.com.gh gathers that a small percentage of applicants are accepted into Naval Flight School and an even smaller percentage make it through.

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 on her Twitter handle, PaigeAlissa revealed on 7 July that her friend, LTJG Swegle, completed her advanced flight training at Naval Air Station Kingsville with her last scheduled flight culminating in the time-honored tradition of a spray of water.

Her post read:

''Just my best friend making history.''

PaigeAlissa shared impressive images of LTJG Swegle from her graduation. The frames have gathered nearly 185 000 reactions and more than 23 000 retweets as of the time of this publication.

The post has also garnered tons of commentaries from Twitter users who have undoubtedly been overwhelmed by the young pilot’s achievements.

@paigealissa was obviously overwhelmed by her 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."

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, drugs, 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!''

In other news, the University of California (UC) has named Michael V. Drake as the first Black president since the university was established some 52 years ago.

YEN.com.gh gathers that the UC Board of Regents unanimously voted Drake in as the university's first Black president in its history.

Until his appointment, Drake served as the chancellor at University of California, Irvine. He will succeed Janet Napolitano who also wrote her name in the history books when she became the first female president in 2013.

Speaking about his recent appointment, Drake told CNN that he looks forward to working with the leadership and students at the University of California.

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