Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell

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Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell
Born 1976 (age 37–38)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1998–present
Rank Major
Unit 555th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Wing
Battles/wars Operation Northern Watch
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Awards Air Medal

Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell is a major in the United States Air Force, and the first female African-American fighter pilot in the history of that service. She flies the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and is stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Weaver, Justin. Meet the Air Force's first female African-American fighter pilot. 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs, USAF. 2010-05-21. URL: Accessed: 2010-05-21. (Archived by WebCite at