Lt. j.g. Swegle: US Navy's first Black female tactical jet pilot receives her 'Wings of Gold' (photos)

Lt. j.g. Swegle: US Navy's first Black female tactical jet pilot receives her 'Wings of Gold' (photos)

- The US Navy’s first Black female tactical aircraft pilot, Lieutenant Madeline Swegle, has received her aviator 'Wings of Gold'

- The young trailblazer attained the landmark milestone on July 7 after she completed tactical air strike training at NAS Kingsville

- Lt. j.g. Swegle was officially decorated with her gold wings on July 31

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Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle, the US Navy’s first Black female tactical aircraft pilot, was decorated with her 'Wings of Gold' on Friday, July 31.

As earlier reported by YEN.cm.gh, Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle made history in July when she graduated as the first-ever Black female tactical pilot in the US Navy's history.

She completed tactical air strike training at Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville on July 7.

For her remarkable historic milestone, Swegle was named a naval aviator and awarded her well-earned aviator wings at a small ceremony.

Lt. j.g. Swegle: US Navy's first Black female tactical jet pilot receives her 'Wings of Gold' (photos)

Lieutenant j.g. Madeline Swegle Photo credit: UGC
Source: UGC

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The brief ceremony was held at Naval Air Station Kingsville in Texas in the United States.

The young Black woman, who has become an example for young women who want to clinch a similar feat, expressed her excitement for the award.

She said she had hoped to see ''someone who looked like her in this role'' because ''she never intended to be the first.''

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Swegle's historic milestone follows in the footsteps of other groundbreaking women and minorities in the US Navy, like Rosemary Mariner and Brenda Robinson.

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David, who is 19 years old, has years of experience as a creative and his recent work as the director of photography for the scenes in Ghana for Beyoncé's Black is King film speak volumes of his talent. His company has also produced social media and television ads for multiple Unilever brands; Baileys, Vaseline, Blue Band, and Geisha.

David received praise from his alma mater, Ashesi University, for his work on Black is King in a post that read:

David Boanuh '19 served as Director of Photography for scenes shot in Ghana, helping bring unique representations of Africa to the film described as a "a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience."

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