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She is the recipient of an Airmen scholarship and was trained by Tuskegee Airman Herbert Jones, who started the first black-owned airline in America. A standout even in training class, Elosiebo was the class leader during UH-60 qualification and again during Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape training

First Army Lt. Elosiebo now serves as a platoon leader at Davison Army Airfield in Virginia. Elosiebo joins another black woman, Vernice Armour, in aviation history. Just 13 years ago, Armour became the U.S. Marine Corps first African-American female naval aviator.

(Photo: U.S. Army National Guard)

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