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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.

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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.

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from USA TODAY

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

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