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All-female flight crew conducted for Women’s History Month, first in decade

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Senior Airman Corinne Smith, 40th Helicopter Squadron flight engineer, performs a pre-flight inspection on a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter before takeoff March 12, 2020, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. For the first time in nearly a decade at Malmstrom, an all-female flight crew took to the skies to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, recognizing the accomplishments of women in the past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Day)

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Senior Airman Corinne Smith, 40th Helicopter Squadron flight engineer, spots for a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter during takeoff March 12, 2020, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. For the first time in nearly a decade at Malmstrom, an all-female flight crew took to the skies to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, recognizing the accomplishments of women in the past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Day)

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Senior Airman Corinne Smith, 40th Helicopter Squadron flight engineer, observes the local area from a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter March 12, 2020, near Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. For the first time in nearly a decade at Malmstrom, an all-female flight crew took to the skies to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, recognizing the accomplishments of women in the past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Day)

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Senior Airman Corinne Smith, 40th Helicopter Squadron flight engineer, stands by for communication with a missile alert facility on a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter March 12, 2020, near Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. For the first time in nearly a decade at Malmstrom, an all-female flight crew took to the skies to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, recognizing the accomplishments of women in the past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Day)

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From the left, Senior Airman Corinne Smith, 40th Helicopter Squadron flight engineer, and Maj. Sandra Salzman, 341st Medical Group flight surgeon, participate in an all-female flight crew March 12, 2020, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. For the first time in nearly a decade at Malmstrom, an all-female flight crew took to the skies to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, recognizing the accomplishments of women in the past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Day)

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First Lt. Audrey Case, 40th Helicopter Squadron pilot, flies a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter March 12, 2020, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. For the first time in nearly a decade at Malmstrom, an all-female flight crew took to the skies to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, recognizing the accomplishments of women in the past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Day)

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From the left, 1st Lt. Audrey Case, 40th Helicopter Squadron pilot, and Lt. Col. Katy Tenpenny, 582nd Helicopter Group director of staff, flies a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter March 12, 2020, at Smith River, Mont. For the first time in nearly a decade at Malmstrom, an all-female flight crew took to the skies to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, recognizing the accomplishments of women in the past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Day)

Photo of a flight crew member.

Senior Airman Corinne Smith, 40th Helicopter Squadron flight engineer, spots for a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter during a landing March 12, 2020, near Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. For the first time in nearly a decade at Malmstrom, an all-female flight crew took to the skies to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, recognizing the accomplishments of women in the past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Day)

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- Senior Airman Corinne Smith, 40th Helicopter Squadron flight engineer, performs a pre-flight inspection on a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter before takeoff March 12, 2020, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. For the first time in nearly a decade at Malmstrom, an all-female flight crew took to the skies to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, recognizing the accomplishments of women in the past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Day)