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Martha McSally is a retired United States Air Force colonel. She was the first American woman to fly in combat since the 1991 lifting of the prohibition of women in combat, flying the A-10 over Iraq and Kuwait. The A-10 is affectionately known as the "Warthog," and you do not want to be on the receiving end of her gun.


Martha McSally  • First US female combat pilot  • First US female combat squadron commander In July 2004, Col (ret) McSally led her A-10 team on a combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, flying over 225 combat hours herself during a period of increased combat activity. She was awarded a Bronze Star and multiple Air Medals for her combat leadership and performance. Martha was next selected to attend the Air War College, graduating #1 in her class of 225.

Martha McSally, an Air Force Academy graduate, is the first women to fly a fighter aircraft in combat and the first to command a fighter squadron. She is expected to clinch the Republican nomination in Arizona's Aug. 28 primary.


Women in combat

U.S. Air Force pilot Martha McSally, the highest ranking female fighter pilot, poses for a photograph in front of her aircraft at a military base in 1998.


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WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego were sworn into office Tuesday as the newest House members from Arizona.

Rep. Martha McSally (R., Ariz.) flew A-10 Warthogs in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now fighting to make sure the Pentagon does not scrap them from the budget. In a letter to President Barack Obam