Nightly News   |  January 27, 2012

U.S. Navy’s first all-female combat mission

The ‘Tigertails’ took off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> we want to make note of a history-making flight this week for the u.s. navy . the first all-female combat mission . the five took off in an e-2-c hawkeye aircraft from the aircraft carrier uss carl vincent. there is your crew. the navy says this is a significant achievement given that the number of female pilots in the fleet, less than 5%. though the number of female officers is growing.