18 May
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Claudia Kennedy, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

Claudia Jean Kennedy was born on July 14, 1947, in Frankfurt, during the American occupation of southern Germany after World War II. She attended Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College), where she became a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and earned a Bachelor’s in Philosophy in 1969. Her military education includes completion of the Women’s […]

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16 May
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Sarah Deal Burrow, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps

Sarah Deal was born on September 14, 1969 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Richard and Marjorie Deal. The daughter of a Marine, she grew up in Pemberville, Ohio. She was an athlete, participating in cross country, track and basketball, as well as 4H and her church youth group. She also worked on a dairy farm […]

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16 May
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Amerophan Callahan, Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force

Amerophan “Ame” Callahan was 14 years old and living in Thailand when an Air Force Veteran adopted her. Six years later, in honor of her adoptive parents and her new country, she enlisted in the Air Force as an avionics instrument specialist, for C-130 aircraft. She was one of the first set of females in the maintenance department of her first […]

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15 May
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Jan E. Tighe, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy

Jan Elizabeth Tighe was born on September 16, 1962 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and raised in Plantation, Florida. Tighe graduated in 1984 from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned as a cryptologist. She studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute. She graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in 2001 with a […]

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14 May
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Janna Lambine, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard

Janna Lambine, born in 1951 to a retired Navy Commander, was raised in East Walpole, Massachusetts. She graduated from Bates College (Lewiston, Maine) in 1973 with a degree in Geology. Janna applied for flight training while attending Officer Candidate School, and upon graduation (December 1975) she began her flight training in January 1976 and graduated […]

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13 May
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Stephanie Dawson, Colonel, U.S. Army

Stephanie Dawson graduated from the Army War College in 2007 with a Master’s in Strategic Studies and attended the Army’s Command and General Staff College, and the Combined Arms and Services School. In addition to her involvement with the New York National Guard, Dawson is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and works as Assistant […]

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12 May
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Nicole Malachowski, Colonel, U.S. Air Force

Nicole Malachowski, a California native, received a bachelor’s degree in management with a French minor from the United States Air Force Academy. She reportedly had dreams of flying military jets since she was five years old. In fact, before she even graduated high school, she has already begun working towards her pilot’s license. She was commissioned in 1996, then graduated undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base. She went on to pilot […]

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11 May
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Julia Hamblet, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps

Julia Estelle Hamblet was born on May 12, 1916, in Winchester, Massachusetts to Martin and Marcia Coburn Hamblet, as the youngest of three children and the only daughter. She attended Hartridge School in New Jersey and then Vassar College in New York, graduating in 1937 with a bachelor’s in economics. She earned a master’s degree […]

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10 May
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Heather Penney, Major, U.S. Air Force

Heather “Lucky” Penney was born at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona in 1974 to father John Penney a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. John flew during the Vietnam War and later became a commercial pilot for United Airlines. Penney got her pilot’s license at 18. When she was in college at Purdue University, she […]

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08 May
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Margaret Klein, Rear Admiral (Upper Half), U.S. Navy

Margaret DeLuca “Peg” Klein was commissioned in 1981 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor’s degree. She later earned a Master’s of Education from the University of Southern Maine in 1999. In 1983, Klein was designated a naval flight officer with the “Ironmen” of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squandron (VQ) 3. While […]

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