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    Black History Month 2022: Recreating History in Color [Image 1 of 7]

    Black History Month 2022: Recreating History in Color

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA, UNITED STATES

    01.19.2022

    Photo by Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed-Cox 

    16th Combat Aviation Brigade

    Cpl. Kayla Noyles, a crew chief assigned to 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, recreates a historic photo of Lt. Col. Marcella A. Hayes Ng. Ng became the first black female to receive aviator wings in the U.S. Armed Forces in November 1979 when she completed Army helicopter flight training at the U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. “People like Marcella Hayes inspire and motivate me to keep going because they make me realize the sky is the limit. Females are already scarce in Army Aviation whether enlisted, commissioned, or warrant,” said Noyles. “Black females are a rarity. Being able to exceed the standard and reach all my goals as an Army aviator shows the next little girl or boy of color that despite the obstacles we may face in any profession, they are just as capable as I am, if not more. That is what the black aviators before me did and that is what I strive to do for the ones after me.”
    (U.S. Army graphic illustration by Staff Sgt. ShaTyra Reed, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade)

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    Date Taken: 01.19.2022
    Date Posted: 01.31.2022 20:22
    Photo ID: 7016172
    VIRIN: 220119-A-OT530-0001
    Resolution: 1080x1920
    Size: 249.25 KB
    Location: JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA, US

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