TUPELO, Miss. -- Warrant Officer Jessica McCormick has a rich military career, now highlighted by becoming the first female Apache helicopter pilot in the Mississippi Army National Guard.
McCormick graduated the Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Ala., on Sept. 29, 2016.
"I never set out to be the first female to do something. I've always been really headstrong," she said. "It was a lot of weight on my shoulders because if I failed it would be like all females failed because I was the one and only from Mississippi."
Read more about Jessica McCormick's story here.
Also, check out this short vid of Warrant Officer McCormick talking about her accomplishment becoming the first AH-64D Longbow Pilot in the MSARNG!