A new flight plan
By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on June 1, 2014 1:50 AM
Col. Jeannie Leavitt, 4th Fighter Wing commander, walks away from an F-15E Strike Eagle with her family, husband, Col. Craig Leavitt, daughter, Shannon, and son, Michael, after taking her final flight at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
After taking her final flight, Col. Leavitt looks out of the cockpit at a crowd of salutes and waves.
Col. Leavitt shakes the hand of her WSO.
As Col. Leavitt walks away from the aircraft, she is hosed down with water by her children.
Jeannie Leavitt will always be the little girl at an air show -- watching, awestruck, as various aircraft streak through the sky overhead. The F-15E will forever be a part of her story -- a tale of barriers broken,...
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