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Alabama Air National Guard promotes first female general

Col. Tara McKennie promoted to Brig. Gen. Tara McKennie in Alabama Air National Guard
Col. Tara McKennie promoted to Brig. Gen. Tara McKennie in Alabama Air National Guard
Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 11:45 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A woman made history this weekend when she was promoted as the first female brigadier general in the Alabama Air National Guard.

Col. Tara McKennie was promoted to Brig. Gen. Tara McKennie Saturday.

Gov. Kay Ivey and McKennie’s daughter pinned the new ranks on her uniform.

According to Ivey’s office, McKennie is both the first female and first African American general officer for the Alabama National Guard.

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