Question: Who was the first Air Force officer to command a U.S. Navy squadron?
***image1***A. Lt. Jeannie Flynn.
B. Lt. Col. Eileen M. Collins.
C. Col. Betty L. Mullis.
D. Lt. Col. Marcelyn A. Atwood.
Answer: On March 21, 1997, Lt. Col. Marcelyn A. Atwood became the first Air Force officer to command a Navy squadron and the first woman to command a training squadron, when she assumed command of VT-10 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. VT-10 trained both Air Force and Navy pilots.
Did you know?
On Feb. 10, 1994, Lt. Jeannie Flynn completed training in an F-15E to become the first woman fighter pilot in the Air Force. Lt. Col. Eileen M. Collins became the first woman pilot of a space shuttle Feb. 3, 1995. Col. Betty L. Mullis became the first woman to command a flying wing when she assumed command of the 940th Air Refueling Wing, McClellan Air Force Base, Calif., on May 5, 1996.
(Courtesy of the 435th Air Base Wing and 86th Airlift Wing History offices)