First USAF Female Aircrew


The first USAF all-female helicopter crew took to the air September 17, 1985 at Ellsworth AFB, SD. The first all-female helicopter crew in the Air Force flew together for the first time on September 17, 1985 at Ellsworth AFB, SD. The crew, consisting of 1st Lt. Dawn L. Eiland (AC), 1st Lt. Carol F. Kilbride (P), Sr. Amn. Michele L. Lange (MT), A1C Melissa A. Gundrum (MT) and A1C Patricia A. Jones (MT), have the primary mission of supporting the 44th Strategic Missile Wing. (Courtesy of USAF RotorHead PAUL NOTTINGHAM)


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