Madeline Swegle becomes the first US Navy's dark-skinned female fighter pilot

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The U.S. Naval force celebrated a historic moment this week as it reported Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle was set to turn into its first dark-skinned female strategic military pilot.

Swegle has earned her wings as a U.S. Naval force military pilot and will get her "Wings of Gold" in late July, as per a tweet posted on Thursday by the Chief of Naval Air Training.

The Chief of Naval Air Training complimented Swegle with a "BZ," or "Bravo Zulu," a naval term signifying "well done."

"BZ to Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle on completing the Tactical Air (Strike) aviator syllabus," wrote the Chief of Naval Air Training. "Swegle is the @USNavy's first known Black female TACAIR pilot and will receive her Wings of Gold later this month. HOOYAH!"

The declaration comes over four decades after ladies originally got their wings in the Navy. Capt. Rosemary B. Sailor, the primary lady to order an operational maritime flying group, earned her wings in 1974, as indicated by the Naval History and Heritage Command site.

Brenda Robinson, who earned her wings in 1980, turned into the main African American female alumni from the Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate School, as indicated by the not-for-profit association Women in Aviation.

Swegle, a graduate of the U.S. Maritime Academy, is getting an overflowing of commendation and backing for her accomplishment.

"Congratulations, LTJG Swegle!" tweeted Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday. "You make the @USNavy and our country stronger."

Swegle's accomplishment comes as Black Lives Matter fights proceed with across the nation against racial treachery and police ruthlessness, actuated by the demise of George Floyd in Minneapolis police guardianship on May 25.