Seven African-American female service members who made history

Mildred Europa Taylor March 14, 2020
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Irene Trowell-Harris

Serving 38 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard, Trowell-Harris was the first black woman in the history of the National Guard to become a general officer. The flight nurse, who tasted discrimination during her career, excelled and racked up the most flight hours of any nurse in her unit. Retiring from the Air National Guard in 2001, Trowell-Harris is also the first to have a mentoring award named after her, as well as a Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Chapter named in her honor. 

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