Fairchild's Female Fab Four: 1st Lt. Meagan Wyngarden

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  • By Airman 1st Class Taylor Bourgeous
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Editor's note: This is the third of four stories featuring female members of Team Fairchild who have been recognized during Women's History Month as outstanding contributors to the local community.

1st Lt. Meagan Wyngarden, 93rd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, was selected as one of four Fairchild Air Force Base women to be recognized during Women's History Month.

Wyngarden's contributions towards women's causes began in 2008 when she entered the U.S. Air Force Academy in the class of 2012, a class composed approximately of 80 percent males.

While attending the AFA, Wyngarden spent her second summer in Brazil learning the country's native language, Portuguese, through total cultural immersion. The following year she traveled through Mozambique, Africa using her Portuguese skills to educate locals on the subject of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment to ensure a better quality of life for the people of the area. 

Wyngarden was also involved with several underprivileged schools, inspiring children through educational activities and daily lessons. She encouraged and empowered more than 50 young girls to be all that they can, not only at home but in the marketplace, workplace and community.

In 2011 Wyngarden attended a Women's Annual Leadership Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Women from more than 50 countries were in attendance and the conference promoted women's advancement, compensation, and leadership.

Wyngarden has demonstrated many qualities of being a great role model for not just women, but for Airmen everywhere.