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Air Force's first female fighter pilot now the first woman to command a combat fighter wing

Michael Betts / Goldsboro News Argus via AP

Col. Jeannie Leavitt, right, salutes 9th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Lawrence Wells after assuming command of the 4th Fighter Wing on Friday, June 1, 2012. Leavitt, the Air Force's first female fighter pilot, has now become the first female to take command of an Air Force combat fighter wing.

According to this report at NBC17, Leavitt is currently a Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency.

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