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Star Trek Fan Becomes First African-American Female to Fly U-2

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2/14/2012 12:00 AM
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AFMil.com, February 14, 2012

AFMil.com, February 14, 2012: Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal, '94 B.S. Electrical Engineering, was the first African-American woman to fly the U-2 reconnaissance plane. Tengesdal said that some of her best moments as a U-2 pilot have come during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, along with Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa where she was able to provide troops on the ground with information obtained from her flights.

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