Alabama National Guard promotes first black female General

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) — The Alabama National Guard promoted Brigadier General Tara McKennie Saturday, making her the first female general officer of the Alabama Air National Guard and the first black female general of either branch.

McKennie serves with the 187th Fighter Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard in Montgomery.

Governor Kay Ivey was at the ceremony to help pin the new rank on McKennie.

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