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First African-American female combat pilot discusses overcoming obstacles

Posted at 9:36 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 10:24:11-04

NEW YORK — The core values of the United States Marines include honor, courage and commitment.

Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour has all three.

Amour never thought of being a pilot as a young girl.

However, once she saw someone in a flight suit, she became curious. The rest is history. Armour is the first African-American female fighter pilot in the United States Armed Forces.

The former marine flew missions in the Middle East, but lately she's been spending her time encouraging young people to get involved in STEM and STEAM programs.

Armour spoke to PIX11 Morning News about what she’s done since leaving the military and what obstacles she has overcome during her life.