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Maryland’s first African American woman commissioned as U.S. Air Force Officer

Dave Hernandez/Catholic Star Herald

Dr. Sandra Ortega resided in Baltimore for 21 years before receiving a direct commission into the United States Air Force by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, becoming on July 4, 1958 Morgan State University’s first Air Force officer and Maryland’s first African American woman commissioned as a U.S. Air Force Officer. - Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame

Click the audio to hear her fascinating interview on Two Way Talk.

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