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Gen. Darren W. McDew, the U.S. Transportation Command commander, watches as former Women Airforce Service Pilot Pauline Cutler-White and retired Col. Charles McGee, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, pin new rank on Lt. Gen. Stayce D. Harris during her promotion ceremony Aug. 26, 2016, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Harris became the Air Force's first black female lieutenant general, and also the first reservist to fill the position of the assistant vice chief of staff and director of the air staff. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya)

Gen. Darren W. McDew, the U.S. Transportation Command commander, watches as former Women Airforce Service Pilot Pauline Cutler-White and retired Col. Charles McGee, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, pin new rank on Lt. Gen. Stayce D. Harris during her promotion ceremony Aug. 26, 2016, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Harris became the Air Force's first black female lieutenant general, and also the first reservist to fill the position of the assistant vice chief of staff and director of the air staff. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) -- Lt. Gen. Stayce D. Harris received her new rank during a promotion ceremony here Aug. 26. Former Women Airforce Service Pilot Pauline Cutler-White and retired Col. Charles McGee, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, helped pin on the new rank.

Harris, a command pilot with more than 2,500 hours in the C-130H Hercules, KC-135R Stratotanker, C-141B/C, T-38 Talon and T-37, is the Air Force's first black female lieutenant general. She is also the first reservist to fill the position of the assistant vice chief of staff and director of the air staff.

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