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ODU graduate is first female Blue Angels fighter jet demo pilot

Lt. Amanda Lee of Mounds View, Minn., currently assigned to the “Gladiators” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 and a 2013 graduate of Old Dominion University, is one of six new officers selected for the 2023 Blue Angels air show season.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.