Fighter jet pilot gets her gold wings

A lieutenant is making Navy history.
2:02 | 08/01/20

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A lieutenant is making Navy history by getting her wings of gold. ABC's janai Norman is here with why this award is a first. Good morning to you, janai. Hey, Eva, good morning. Yeah, this is such an inspiring story and one that's a long time coming. A little girl growing up seeing the blue angels, falling in love with fast planes, then growing up to become the Navy's first black female fighter pilot in its 110-year history. This morning the U.S. Navy is celebrating a historic milestone. Lieutenant Maddie swegle is now the Navy's first black female tactical jet pilot earning her wings of gold along with 25 classmates in what the U.S. Military is hailing as a milestone. I don't think a goal in my life was to necessarily be the first at anything. That was never something that I set out to do. It was just something I was interested in and I found out later. Reporter: Swegle's journey taking three years since her graduation from the naval academy, learning to fly fighter jets, flying through the air at more than 1,000 miles per hour. The Navy releasing these training videos of swegle and other pilots following graduation. It's just one step at a time and it's really cool to think of all the things that I've done now which I never thought that I'd be able to do. Reporter: Now she's moving up and will learn to fly other high speed aircraft and while she may be the first, the Navy says now that she's here there will be more to follow in her footsteps. I think that representation is important because we are a very diverse nation, so I would like everyone to believe that they can achieve whatever they want to do. Reporter: Swagel's historic achievement comes the same day that a female soldier graduated from the army's elite special forces course, becoming the first woman to join a green beret team. So amazing, incredible history being made in the military, guise. Great stuff. Janai, thank you very much.

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