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Female firsts throughout history

Female First

1863 - Dr. Mary Edwards Walker - Medal of Honor recipient
1898 - Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee - Army surgeon
1917 - Loretta Walsh - first yeoman in USN
1918 - Opha M. Johnson - first to join Marine
1931 - Maxine Dunlap - to earn glider pilot license
1932 - Amelia Earhart - Distinguished Flying Cross recipient
1942 - Ann Leah Fox - Purple Heart recipient
1942 - Col. Oveta Culp Hobby - WAC director
1942 - Capt. Mildred McAfee - WAVES director
1942 - Lt. Comm. Dorothy Stratton - SPARS (USCG) director
1942 - Jacqueline Cochran - founded WASP
1943 - Col. Ruth Streeter - MCWR (USMC) director
1943 - Lt. Elsie Ott - Air Medal recipient
1943 - Lt. Edith Greenwood - Soldier's Medal recipient
1943 - Lt. Cordelia Cook - Bronze Star recipient
1944 - Mary Roberts Wilson - Silver Star recipient
1948 - Sgt. Esther M. Blake - first to join USAF
1948 - Col. Geraldine Pratt May - WAF director
1953 - Barbara Olive Barnwell - Navy-USMC Medal of Heroism
1953 - Jacqueline Cochran - to break sound barrier
1960 - Col. Oveta Culp Hobby - Army Distinguished Service Medal recipient
1967 - MSgt. Barbara Dulinsky - Marine ordered into combat (Vietnam)
1970 - Anna Mae Hays - Army general
1971 - Jeanne Holm - USAF General
1971 - A3C Janet Mason - WAF at Holloman AFB
1972 - Alene Duerk - Navy Admiral
1972 - A1C Sylvia Stallings - Integrated WAF at Holloman AFB (Security Forces)
1978 - Margaret Brewer - Marine General
1979 - Hazel W. Johnson - African-American General
1983 - Dr. Sally K. Ride - astronaut into space
1990 - Cmdr. Darlene Iskra - commander of USN ship
1992 - Mae Jemison - African-American astronaut
1993 - Shiela Widnall - Sec. of the Air Force
1995 - Lt. col. Martha McSally - first to fly combat sortie
1995 - Lt. Kelly Flinn - B-52 pilot
1999 - Eileen Collins - Shuttle pilot
2002- Col. Ruby Bradley - most highly decorated female
2003 - Capt. Jennifer Wilson - B-2 pilot
2004 - Capt. Donna Kohout Douglass - F-117A pilot
2006 - Chief MSgt. Marjorie McNichols - 49th Fighter Wing Command Chief
2007 - Maj. Nicole Malachowski - Thunderbird pilot