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Thursday, January 17, 2019

First Female Air Force F-35 Test Pilot Marks Mission Milestone

Maj. Rachael Winiecki, 461st Flight Test Squadron F-35 test pilot, and Airman 1st Class Heather Rice, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, pose for a photo after Winiecki’s first test mission flight in the fifth-generation fighter Dec. 14, 2018. (U.S. Air Force/Kenji Thuloweit)
Another woman has completed a major milestone in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Maj. Rachael Winiecki, of the 461st Flight Test Squadron, recently became the first female test pilot to lead an F-35 mission at Edwards Air Force Base, California, according to the s

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