The following is a release from Susan Garcia, U.S. Air Force Weapons School:
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho (AFNS) — Capt. Kari Armstrong, an F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer with the 389th Fighter Squadron, received more than a diploma from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 27. Armstrong also became the first female F-15E weapons school officer and the second female student in a fighter platform — after Col. Jeannie Leavitt in June 1998 — to complete the graduate-level school.
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While she appreciates the historical aspect of her experience, Armstrong said her vision for the future goes beyond her gender. Her ultimate goals are to be the best instructor she can be and to inspire others to excel in the same way her mentors did. Those goals motivated her to apply to the weapons school in the first place.
Armstrong did not have to put herself through weapons school — a rigorous school that selects only the top 3 percent of F-15E aircrew, with an elimination rate of 10 percent per class. However, Armstrong had observed and admired the graduates …read more
Source:: Tactical Life