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First female F-35 pilot begins training
Lt. Col. Christine Mau, the 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, navigates her F-35A Lightning II through the “bird bath” after returning from her first F-35 flight at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 5, 2015. Mau, who previously flew F-15E Strike Eagles, made history as the first female F-35 pilot in the program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson)