NH woman promoted to rank of Air Force major; Nashua South graduate finishes Air Force training
July 05. 2014 7:12PM
Air Force Capt. Lindsey Bauer of Manchester, right, is promoted to the rank of major by Brig. Gen. John E. Michel, commander of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing in Afghanistan. The two are in the Cessna 208 that Bauer was piloting before she put the plane on autopilot for the promotion ceremony. courtesy
U.S. Air Force Capt. Lindsey Bauer of Manchester was promoted to the rank of major on June 30.
The ceremony took place while she was flying her Cessna 208 at an altitude of 11,500. After she put the plane on autopilot, she was promoted by Brig. Gen. John E. Michel, commander of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bauer is serving a tour in Afghanistan, where she not only mentors and instructs the first woman Afghan pilot, but instructs other Afghan pilots as well. She also serves as Brig. Gen Michel's aide.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Hillary B. Dager graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
She completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.