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Col. Jeannie Leavitt officially takes command of the 4th Fighter Wing

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on June 1, 2012 1:46 PM

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Col. Jeannie Leavitt, right, salutes 9th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Lawrence Wells after assuming command of the 4th Fighter Wing this morning. Leavitt, the Air Force's first female fighter pilot, became the first female named to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's top post.

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Col. Leavitt addresses members of the 4th for the first time as their commander.

A new page was added to the Air Force history books this morning -- and it only took three words. Col. Jeannie Leavitt became the first female to take command of the storied 4th Fighter Wing during a ceremony held...

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