African American History |Jeanine McIntosh Menze| First African American female U.S. Coast Guard aviator

Jeanine McIntosh MenzeJeanine McIntosh Menze  holds the distinction of becoming the first African-American female in the United States Coast Guard to earn the Coast Guard Aviation designation.

At the time of her graduation, she was the first African-American female aviator in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Menze joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 2003 after graduation from the Coast Guard Officer Candidate School.

She began Coast Guard aviation training at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas in January 2005. She earned her aviator wings on June 24, 2005 and was assigned to fly HC-130 Hercules aircraft out of Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii.[1]

After graduation she served as a pilot of the HC-130 Hercules airplanes and flew rescue missions for the U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.

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One Response to African American History |Jeanine McIntosh Menze| First African American female U.S. Coast Guard aviator

  1. Ametia says:

    Jeanine Mcintosh Menze, YOU ROCK!

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