Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell Awarded Air Medal
March 10, 2019
Top Left - Lt. Ronaqua "Ronnie" Russel, assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Miami, after being awarded the Air Medal by Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Ray at an event in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 21, 2019. Russell is the first African-American female in the Coast Guard to be awarded the Air Medal. She received it for her efforts during Hurricane Harvey.
Top Right - The "Fab-5" standing on historic Tuskegee's Moton Field after attending Lt. Ronaqua Rusell's Air Medal Ceremony, Thursday, February 21, 2019. Pictured from left to right are Coast Guard HC-130 fixed wing pilot Lt. Cmdr. Jeanine Menze, MH-65 helicopter pilot Lt. Cmdr. LaShanda Holmes, HC-144 fixed wing pilot Lt. Angel Hughes, MH-60 helicopter pilot Lt. Chanel Lee, HC-144 fixed wing pilot Lt. Ronaqua Russell.
Bottom - Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell stands with her family and Coast Guard Vice Adm. (Ret) Manson Brown after Air Medal ceremony at Air Station Miami, Opa Locka, Florida on February 21, 2019.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Jetta Disco and Lt.Cmdr. Ryan P Kelley
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