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DAYTON, Ohio -- Senior Airman (later captain) Jennifer Donaldson Weitekamp graduated from Counter Sniper School on April 14, 2001, becoming the Air Force’s, and the US military’s, first female sniper. Weitekamp had served as a patroller with the Illinois Air National Guard prior to enrolling in the advanced security forces training. Donaldson spent six years with Security Forces deploying several times in support of Operations NOBLE EAGLE and ENDURING FREEDOM before she was commissioned as an officer. Here Captain Donaldson Weitekamp poses for a photo next to the Women in the Air Force exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on March 5, 2021.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock).
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