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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."

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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.

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

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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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On December 17 pro-Second Amendment candidate Martha McSally (R) was officially declared winner in the race for Arizonau0027s second congressional district over pro-gun control Representative Ron Barber (D-AZ-2.)

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