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First female air traffic controller

Senior Airman Robert Vojtkofsky, 22nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, shows Mary Chance VanScyoc, the first civilian, female air traffic controller in the United States, around McConnell’s air traffic control tower Feb. 28. Airman Vojtkofsky gave Ms. VanScyoc a tour of the tower in honor of Women’s History Month, which is March. Ms. VanScyoc began here career as an air traffic controller in June, 1942, at the Denver Airway Traffic Control Center in Denver, Colo. She also worked as a controller in Wichita from 1944 to 1945. Today, she has a job at the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amanda Currier)

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