Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Nygaard
March 27, 2019 - U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Kelsey Casey (30) stands in front of an AV-8B Harrier at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona. She is the only female AV-8B Harrier pilot in the Marine Corps. She is currently on deployment with Marine Attack Squadron 311 to the Middle East, as part of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command that is involved with coalition operations against ISIS and other terrorist organizations. She will begin training on the new Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35B Lightning II after her deployment.