Four women and 35 men received their Israeli Air Force wings last week at a graduation ceremony in Hatzerim Air Force Base in the Negev Desert.

The newly minted IAF pilots include the first woman in nearly five years and the fifth woman ever to become a fighter pilot in Israel.

In 2019, Lt. Col. G. became the first woman to serve as commander of an IAF squadron.

This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.