Flying Razorback Flashback: Booth joins 188th, becomes unit's first female member, officer in 1965

On July 18, 1965, the 188th welcomed its first female member and officer, 2nd Lt. Kathleen Booth into its ranks. Booth was commissioned as the unit's only nurse. She had studied at the Sparks Hospital School of Nursing. Booth worked in the unit's dispensary and in her civilian career she was a registered nurse at the Fort Smith Health Center in Fort Smith, Ark. The unit had just transitioned from the 184th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron to the 188th Tactical Reconnaissance Group on Oct. 18, 1962. March is Women's History Month and honors the contributions women have made in their Air Force service.

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