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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform over Lake Michigan during the Chicago Air and Water Show on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press

Navy selects first female Blue Angels jet pilot

The US Navy named its first female jet pilot for the Blue Angels. On Monday, the Navy selected Lt. Amanda Lee for the 2023 show season. Lee, who is assigned to the Gladiators of Strike Fighter Squadron 106, worked her way up from an aviation electronics tech in 2007. She will undergo a five-month training this fall before officially becoming one of the Blue Angels’ Super Hornet pilots.