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Martha McSally is a retired United States Air Force colonel. She was the first American woman to fly in combat since the 1991 lifting of the prohibition of women in combat, flying the A-10 over Iraq and Kuwait. The A-10 is affectionately known as the "Warthog," and you do not want to be on the receiving end of her gun.


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U.S. Air Force pilot Martha McSally, the highest ranking female fighter pilot, poses for a photograph in front of her aircraft at a military base in 1998.


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Gallery: International Women's Day: 3,000 years of warrior women

"International Women's Day: 3,000 years of warrior women – gallery International Women's Day marks the publication of Warrior Women: 3,000 Years of Courage and Heroism, a guide to history's heroines, from Joan of Arc to Lieutenant Colonel Martha McSally. Take a look at some of the brightest, bloodiest and best."


Martha McSally  • First US female combat pilot  • First US female combat squadron commander In July 2004, Col (ret) McSally led her A-10 team on a combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, flying over 225 combat hours herself during a period of increased combat activity. She was awarded a Bronze Star and multiple Air Medals for her combat leadership and performance. Martha was next selected to attend the Air War College, graduating #1 in her class of 225.


Martha McSally, a former U.S. Air Force pilot who was the first woman to fly in combat


Major Marie Rossi Another of the first American woman to fly in combat in the ’90s was Lt Col.Martha McSally, ranked as the top female Air Force pilot.


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