"I saw the Blue Angels fly when I was a young kid," said Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins of the Navy’s famed Blue Angels. "I was definitely inspired by that."
A third-generation Marine Corps aviator, Higgins is also the first female pilot to join the Blue Angels in the team’s 69-year history. Higgins is part of a growing tradition of female aviators, and sees this as a chance to inspire future generations of would-be pilots, CBS News reports.
"I think by including a lady on the team, that just shows little girls and guys that women can do whatever they put their mind to," said Higgins.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.