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Why do parents forget their children in parked, hot cars?

A 2-year-old child was found dead inside a parked car in Kansas on Sunday — marking the ninth such death in the country in the three-week span since a New York dad made national headlines for accidentally leaving his twins in a hot car for hours.

The toddler who died Sunday was discovered just before 6 p.m. in Lawrence, a city roughly 40 miles southwest of Kansas City, Mo. Investigators said they received a call about someone who’d been “left unattended,” and medical responders determined the child was dead at the scene.

FLORIDA MOM ACCIDENTALLY LOCKS BABY IN VEHICLE, OFFICER SMASHES WINDOW TO SAVE BABY FROM HOT CAR

At least 32 children have died so far this year from heatstroke while in parked cars, according to Kids and Cars, a nonprofit organization that tracks such deaths.

The deaths of Luna and Phoenix Rodriguez on July 26 are among the most high-profile of those cases and helped merge discussions about the annual epidemic from separate, localized tragedies into a connected, national issue. Juan Rodriguez, 39, said he “blanked out” when he left Luna and Phoenix in his car as he worked an eight-hour shift.

“My babies are dead! I killed my babies!” he reportedly said after realizing he left his twins in the car, where officials said their internal body temperatures registered 108 degrees Fahrenheit. Described as an “amazing” father of five, Rodriguez told police he thought he dropped off the children at daycare before he went to work.

Already this year, nearly three dozen juveniles — children as young as 4 months and as old as 13 years, living in states from California to New York — have died, often due to parents who say they simply forgot their child was in the vehicle.

How can this happen?

Such deaths are incomprehensible to many who read about them and are particularly puzzling to most parents, who can’t begin to fathom how anyone can forget where their kid is — nevermind when that kid is just inches away in the backseat of a vehicle.

Dr. Rosina McAlpine, a parenting expert and CEO of Win Win Parenting, told Fox News that parents or caregivers are often in such a rush to get to work, or an appointment, or any one of countless other obligations, they “forget they haven’t dropped the child off at daycare or school and rush off to the meeting or work distracted, leaving their child behind.”

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“Later they remember in shock but often it is too late,” she said, noting some parents alternate dropping their child off at daycare, and might “forget it was their turn.” Similarly, McAlpine notes that people other than a parent, like a caregiver, a teacher, a grandparent or other relative, “may not be used to having a child in the car on a regular basis.”

As noted by the parenting expert, 429 children who died from heatstroke in cars from 1998 to 2018, or 53.8 percent, were forgotten by their caregivers, according to an analysis from NoHeatStroke.org. Another 209 children gained access to the car on their own.

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Children are sometimes left in hot cars while parents or caregivers, who are often in a hurry to get to work or another obligation, forget they’re still in the car. (iStock)

Of the children who died during that period, caregivers “knowingly” left 151 children in hot cars for reasons such as seeing “they are sleeping and don’t want to disturb them in the hope they’ll get back before they awake,” according to McAlpine.

BABY DIES AFTER BEING LEFT IN HOT CAR IN INDIANAPOLIS

Those who leave their children in the car also may not understand the danger they’re in, or consider how fast cars can heat up. The interior temperature of a car can quickly skyrocket, with 80 percent of the total temperature rise happening in the first 30 minutes a child is inside a car — where the temperature inside can exceed those outside by up to 50 degrees.

The obvious solution in these particular cases, McAlpine says, “is to never leave a sleeping child unattended in a car” — regardless of intentions.

What can be done about it?

Some technologies are able to assist caregivers so they don’t forget their children. For example, some GM vehicles include a rear-seat reminder that alerts a driver with audible chimes and a message on their screen to check the rear seat of the vehicle. It doesn’t actually detect objects in the back seat, but “works by monitoring the vehicle’s rear doors.”

Parents or caregivers can also be alerted on their cell phones, via apps such as GPS navigation system Waze, which reminds the driver of a presence in the backseat of the car. There are also physical car seat alarms, like an eClip Baby Reminder sold by elepho, that “continually reminds you that your baby or young child is in the car and will sound an alarm if you leave your baby in the car.”

What are other ways I can protect my child?

Experts often suggest placing items — especially ones people know they won’t forget — like a cell phone, or a purse or wallet, in the back seat of a vehicle to remind you of a child’s presence, or even putting one of the child’s toys on the front seat to remind the driver of who’s in the back.

It’s also recommended that parents place their children in the middle of the back seat, rather than near the doors. Since drivers are constantly looking at their rearview mirror while they drive, if they can see the child in that line of sight, there’s less of a chance caregivers will forget them.

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McAlpine also noted the presence of public awareness campaigns — like one launched last year by Kars4Kids, called “It Can Happen” — to “inform caregivers of the risks and to alerts ‘passersby’ if they see children in cars to get help immediately, and not ignore it.”

Passersby who do see children left alone in cars are encouraged to call 911.

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Georgia girl, 5, receives ‘medal of bravery’ for fending off mother’s knife-wielding attacker

A 5-year-old Georgia girl received a “medal of bravery” from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday after jumping on the back of a family member who allegedly was stabbing her mother.

“Ariana’s actions likely saved the life of her mother,” Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds wrote on social media Thursday afternoon of Ariana Mills, according to the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News.

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Tyler Wayne Holloway pleaded guilty Thursday to stabbing his stepsister.  (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office)

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Tyler Wayne Holloway, accused of stabbing his stepsister Carissa Mills in the neck, head and back, pleaded guilty but mentally ill Thursday to aggravated assault charges, the Ledger-News reported.

He fled after the 5-year-old jumped on his back, the report said.

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He could face 31 years in prison with his plea deal, the Ledger-News reported.

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Georgia girl, 5, receives ‘medal of bravery’ for fending off mother’s knife-wielding attacker

A 5-year-old Georgia girl received a “medal of bravery” from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday after jumping on the back of a family member who allegedly was stabbing her mother.

“Ariana’s actions likely saved the life of her mother,” Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds wrote on social media Thursday afternoon of Ariana Mills, according to the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News.

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Tyler Wayne Holloway pleaded guilty Thursday to stabbing his stepsister.  (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office)

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Tyler Wayne Holloway, accused of stabbing his stepsister Carissa Mills in the neck, head and back, pleaded guilty but mentally ill Thursday to aggravated assault charges, the Ledger-News reported.

He fled after the 5-year-old jumped on his back, the report said.

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He could face 31 years in prison with his plea deal, the Ledger-News reported.

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Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell photographed at California burger joint: report

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Jeffrey Epstein’s mysterious, alleged madam surfaced Thursday at a California In-N-Out Burger, where a photographer snapped her reading a spy novel while scarfing down a burger and fries.

Ghislaine Maxwell, 57, allegedly provided Epstein with underage sex slaves. Court documents allege Maxwell, who is the daughter of the late, disgraced publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, also participated in threesomes with Epstein and underage girls, according to multiple women who have come forward in the case.

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On Wednesday, one of Epstein’s alleged victims sued Maxwell and three other unidentified female staff members for allegedly conspiring to allow her to be raped, the New York Post reported.

Jennifer Araoz alleged in an op-ed for the New York Times that Maxwell and the other defendants helped Epstein lure her to his mansion when she was a 15-year-old high school freshman under the guise that he would help her career and family. Epstein allegedly forcibly raped her when she refused to have sex with him.

Araoz was first to file a lawsuit after New York’s Child Victims Act went into effect Wednesday. The new law removed a statute of limitations and permits victims to file lawsuits against those who sexually assaulted them as children until they turn 55-years-old.

The elusive former associate of Epstein could face criminal prosecution, and is believed to have valuable information about Epstein’s illicit activities. Epstein was found dead in his prison cell early Saturday. Authorities said it appeared he committed suicide, but an autopsy has raised questions about his cause of death.

Maxwell was photographed sitting alone in the outside patio area of a Los Angeles In-N-Out Burger restaurant Thursday. She is seen reading an opened book with a burger and fries on the table in front of her, the Post reported.

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The front cover of the book, which was not visible in the photograph, featured the title “The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives.” The best-selling work of investigative reporting written by Ted Gup uncovered the untold stories of CIA agents who died anonymously serving the country.

Maxwell has not been photographed in public since 2016, the Post reported. It was reported Wednesday that Maxwell was hiding out in her boyfriend Scott Borgerson’s home in Massachusetts.

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This Day in History: Aug. 16

On this day, Aug. 16 …

1948: Babe Ruth dies of cancer at age 53.

Also on this day:

  • 1777: The Revolutionary War battle of Bennington, Vt. is won by American forces.
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(Original Caption) 8/16/1977-Lincoln, NB: Elvis Presley, 42, died 8/16 in Memphis, TN, of respiratory failure at Baptist Hospital. Presley, the gyrating, hip-swinging King of Rock and Roll is shown during 6/20 concert here.

  • 1977: Elvis Presley dies at the age of 42.
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  • 2008: Usain Bolt sets a new 100m world record of 9.69 seconds at the Olympics in Beijing. 
  • 2012: Ecuador grants political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
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Missouri man says Walmart weapons incident was ‘not a hate-inspired act’: report

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The self-described Second Amendment advocate who authorities say walked into a Walmart store in Missouri last week, wearing body armor and carrying loaded weapons, reportedly admits his timing was bad given the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

But Dmitriy Andreychenko, 20, of Springfield, said he doesn’t regret the alleged actions.

“I just want people to know there was no evil to what I did,”  Andreychenko told Springfield’s KYTV-TV. “This was not a hate-inspired act. This was purely innocent — the timing was just so off. I would never want to hurt anyone.”

“I just want people to know there was no evil to what I did. This was not a hate-inspired act. This was purely innocent — the timing was just so off. I would never want to hurt anyone.”

— Dmitriy Andreychenko, facing charges in Walmart incident

Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson said Andreychenko has been charged with making a terrorist threat in the second degree.

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Andreychenko was accused of bringing weapons into the Walmart store Aug. 8, prompting a store manager to pull a fire alarm and send customers running. But an armed off-duty firefighter was able to detain Andreychenko until police officers arrived, Springfield police said.

Andreychenko was carrying loaded tactical weapons, according to reports. He was arrested at the scene and taken into custody.

The incident came five days after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, that resulted in 22 deaths. The next day, another shooter killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, in an unrelated episode that has heightened discussions about gun control legislation and firearms safety.

“The gun was holstered. I never touched it after putting it on,” Andreychenko said.

Andreychenko told KYTV he called the Walmart store before he showed up with a gun to make sure it was allowed and said he was told he could.

The probable-cause statement quoted Andreychenko as saying he “wanted to know if Walmart honored the Second Amendment.”

Since January 2017, Missouri has not required a permit to carry a firearm, whether openly or concealed, for those age 19 or older, as long as the firearm is not displayed in a threatening manner.

On Aug. 8, Andreychenko had started recording himself with his cellphone while still in the parking lot of the Springfield Walmart. He got the body armor from the trunk of his car before grabbing a shopping cart and walked into the store, the probable cause statement said. No shots were fired.

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“Missouri protects the right of people to open-carry a firearm, but that does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner endangering other citizens,” Patterson said in a statement.

“Missouri protects the right of people to open-carry a firearm, but that does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner endangering other citizens.”

— Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson

Patterson said he was thankful nobody was injured at the store, but said a Battlefield police Officer and citizen were injured in a vehicle collision as the officer responded to the Walmart.

Walmart issued a statement Aug. 9 that praised law enforcement for stopping the incident from escalating. It said Andreychenko was no longer welcome in its stores.

The Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said, “A person commits the crime of making a terrorist threat in the second degree when he recklessly disregards the risk of causing the evacuation of any portion of a building and knowingly communicates an express or implied threat to cause an incident or condition involving danger to life or knowingly causes a false belief or fear that an incident has occurred or that a condition exists involving danger to life.”

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Andreychenko would face up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted of the felony charge of making a terrorist threat in the second degree, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Authorities release names of 6 cops wounded in Philadelphia standoff

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Philadelphia Police Thursday identified the six officers who were wounded the day before in a harrowing shootout that lasted more than seven hours.

Joshua Burkitt, 26, a two-year veteran, was shot in the left hand. Michael Guinter, 32, a 12-year veteran, was shot in both arms. Shaun Parker, 32, an 11-year veteran, suffered a graze wound to the head. Nathaniel Harper, 43, a 19-year veteran, was shot in the left leg. Ryan Waltman, 42, a 12-year veteran, was shot in the right hand. Justin Matthews, 31, a 3-year veteran sustained a graze wound to the left leg.

All six officers were treated and released from local hospitals Wednesday night.

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The standoff began Wednesday when officers attempted to serve a drug warrant, and ended shortly after midnight Thursday when the suspect suffered after firing more than 100 rounds.

The suspect was identified by Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner as Maurice Hill, 36. Krasner said Hill had an extensive criminal history, including drug, gun and robbery charges. Krasner said Hill should not have been on the streets but stopped short of saying there was any specific failure by law enforcement.

“I think it’s fair to say the criminal justice system, imperfect as it is, did not stop this terrible incident,” he told reporters at a news conference Thursday.

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Pennsylvania prison officials said a man with the same name and date of birth served about 2½ years on drug charges before being paroled in 2006 and served more than a year for aggravated assault and before being released in 2013.

State court online court records indicate that man had multiple arrests in Philadelphia and adjacent Delaware County between 2001 and 2012, producing convictions for crimes including perjury, fleeing and eluding, escape and weapons offenses.

U.S. Attorney William McSwain told reporters that Hill was prohibited from possessing firearms because of past convictions.

Hill’s lawyer, Shaka Johnson, said Hill called him during the standoff asking for help surrendering. Johnson then called Krasner, and the two men patched in both Hill and the police commissioner, according to Krasner.

Hill told Johnson he wanted to make it out alive to see his newborn daughter and teenage son again.

President Trump weighed in on the shootout Thursday morning, saying the gunman “should never have been allowed to be on the streets.”

“He had a long and very dangerous criminal record,” he wrote in the tweet. “Looked like he was having a good time after his capture, and after wounding so many police. Long sentence — must get much tougher on street crime!”

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McSwain said Thursday that the standoff was precipitated by a disrespect for law enforcement that the district attorney Krasner is championing.

“This vile rhetoric puts our police in danger,” McSwain said, adding that Krasner “routinely calls police and prosecutors corrupt and racist.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Intruder shot and killed at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam after stabbing, attacking base security

An intruder was shot and killed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam on Thursday after crashing a car into barriers there, evading authorities for hours, and later attacking and stabbing a Defense Department Security Forces member while being apprehended, the base said.

The unidentified gate runner was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:52 a.m. local time while being medically treated, Anderson Air Force Base said in a statement on Facebook.

“While apprehending a suspect, our defenders were compelled to use lethal force for their own defense, resulting in the death of the suspect,” 36th Wing Cmdr. Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell said. “We value the importance of every life and are thankful for the courage our defenders display in the safe conduct of their duties protecting our personnel and families.”

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The suspect had been involved in a high-speed car chase and attempted to flee on foot while evading Guam police on Wednesday night.

The suspect crashed into base barriers at 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday and attempted to escape in the jungle before being located by the security forces team and local police the next morning, the base said.

“At approximately 6:35 a.m. local time, the search for the suspect involved in a high-speed police chase last night with Guam Police Department ended when he was located by a team of security forces members here,” the base said in another statement on Facebook. “The individual crashed into the barriers on Andersen AFB and attempted to flee on foot.”

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Four B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron arrive at Andersen AFB, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

“During apprehension, the suspect responded aggressively and stabbed a Department of Defense civilian security forces member,” the base reported. “The suspect was subsequently shot by base security during the altercation.”

The base initially reported that the suspect was transported to a civilian hospital.

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“Our top priority is to ensure the safety of Team Andersen, our service members and families,” Boswell said. “We are proud of our partnerships in place and for the swift actions taken by our security forces members in conjunction with local law enforcement.”

The base had been put on lockdown earlier Thursday,  around 4 a.m. local time, as the manhunt continued.

“Andersen AFB is in a base-wide lockdown. All base personnel implement lockdown procedures and immediately take shelter,” the base said in a Facebook post. “Remain indoors and keep all entryways locked. This is not an exercise!”

The base reported that the suspect was spotted on base at 6:35 a.m. local time, and “36th Security Forces Squadron initiated base lockdown procedures and began the search for the suspect” along with the Guam police.

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An investigation into the episode was ongoing.

The 36th Wing has been the host unit at Anderson Air Force Base. The 36th Operations Group, 36th Mission Support Group, 36th Maintenance Group, 36th Medical Group and 36th Contingency Response Group made up the Wing.

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Airmen of the 36th Wing, and Marines of the Aircraft Group 12 from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, work together to store aircraft inside the hangars at Andersen Air Base, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexnadre Montes)

Its mission statement, according to the Air Force: “To provide a U.S.-based lethal warfighting platform for the employment, deployment, reception, and throughput of air and space forces in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Guam is a U.S. territory in the Western Pacific, located 3,950 miles west of Hawaii. It is east of the Philippines and about 2,000 miles from the South China Sea.

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US Attorney slams Philadelphia DA, says he’ll give ‘adult supervision’ after police shootout

The U.S. attorney in Philadelphia, William McSwain, slammed city District Attorney Larry Krasner Thursday, imploring him to “stop making excuses for criminals” and to give strong consideration to attempted murder charges for the suspect who wounded six police officers during a nearly eight-hour-long shootout that began on Wednesday afternoon.

Although the incident remains under investigation, McSwain, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said at a news conference that his office is “going to be providing some adult supervision” to Krasner’s to determine what charges the suspect should face.

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McSwain blamed Krasner for fostering what he called an environment of “disrespect for law enforcement” that emboldened the gunman to open fire at officers from the Philadelphia Police Department’s Narcotics Strike Force who were attempting to serve a warrant in the Nicetown neighborhood.

“Where does such disrespect come from?” McSwain said. “It started with chants at the DA’s victory party- chants of ‘F— the police’ and ‘No good cops in a racist system.’

McSwain called Krasner’s rhetoric “the worst kinds of slander against law enforcement,” and added, “the DA routinely calls police and prosecutors corrupt and racist, even ‘war criminals’ that he compares to Nazis.”

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McSwain, left, unleashed a torrent of criticism directed at Krasner on Thursday. (AP, File)

“We have plenty of criminal laws in this City- but what we don’t have is robust enforcement by the District Attorney,” said McSwain, a former Marine whom President Trump appointed as district attorney in April of last year.

At a separate news conference earlier Thursday, Krasner attempted to point the finger at the city’s police union and previous police commissioners in an attempt to deflect heat about why Maurice Hill, the suspected gunman who had a long rap sheet of prior criminal offenses, was out on the streets.

“I don’t think it’s fair to expect some level of perfect knowledge on the part of police or prosecutors but it is obvious looking at the actions taken here that this was someone who needed to be off the streets,” Krasner said.

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Krasner said it was “pretty obvious” that Hill would face charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault in the first degree, and other offenses related to firearm and drug possession, as well as possible conspiracy, although charges have not been yet been brought due to the ongoing investigation.

Two officers were barricaded in a multi-family home with several hostages as the gunman fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition through the ceiling of the house and out the windows at responding officers from multiple law enforcement agencies, striking SWAT vehicles and neighboring homes, according to police.

Those officers and the hostages later were freed, apparently unharmed.

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Six officers were shot and rushed to Temple University Hospital and Einstein Hosptial where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released the same night.

Two other officers, including a police sergeant, were injured in an accident related to the emergency response and were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The gunman was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and several handguns, officials told Fox News.

“It is very troubling that somebody like this was able to do what he did last night,” McSwain said.

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Idaho pilot becomes first woman to fly F-35 jet for Marine Corps

A commercial helicopter pilot from Idaho has become the first woman in the Marine Corps to fly an F-35 fighter jet, a supersonic stealth aircraft.

Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz, a 29-year-old Boise native, completed her training program this past June at South Carolina’s Air Station Beaufort, the Marine Corps announced last week. Satz’s training lasted four years, taking her to bases in Florida, Texas and Mississippi.

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Satz graduated the F-35B Lighting II Pilot Training Program June and will be assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 in Iwakuni, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ashley Phillips)

“The first flight in an F-35 is by yourself,” Satz said. “The syllabus thoroughly prepares you for that first time you take off and for every flight after that, it’s an exhilarating experience.”

Now, with over 300 flight hours under her belt, Satz is set to pilot the F-35B Lightning II as part of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the Green Knights, in Iwakuni, Japan. The aircraft is designed to operate from short-field bases and near front-line combat zones, the Corps said.

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Satz said her time flying a commercial Robinson R44 Helicopter prepared her for a career as a military pilot. She also thanked her instructors and other members of her training squadron.

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Capt. Anneliese Satz puts on her flight helmet prior to a training flight aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ashley Phillips)

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Women have only been allowed to fly in the Marines since 1993, when pilot positions were first made available to women, Military.com reported.

The first woman to fly for the Marine Corps was then-2nd Lt. Sarah Deal, who piloted a heavy-lift helicopter in 1995, according to the outlet. In 2001, Capt. Vernice Armour became the first black female Marine pilot, flying an AH-1W Cobra.

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