One of last year's most successful films was the superhero movie Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson. Captain Marvel, whose real name is Carol Danvers, is one of the newest to enter the stage in the Marvel Universe. [Name] began her air force pilot career before she discovered her true mission: saving the planet from an alien invasion.
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In early 2019, just after the release of the movie in theaters on International Women's Day, the US Air Force was awarded with its advertising agency GSD & M A successful campaign to highlight this Parallels, in which Captain Marvel / Carol Danvers should be a face for female fighter pilots of the Air Force. A relationship between the military branch and the filmmakers already existed as they worked more closely together to ensure that Carol Danvers accurately represented the female pilots serving in the military.
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10 Marie Rossi
Number 10 on this list is Major Marie Rossi. She served as a pilot in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. While she was not necessarily in the Air Force, she was a hero of the skies. She served during the Operation Desert Storm in the early nineties as a helicopter pilot. Their mission was to transport fuel and ammunition in support of a ground attack.
She brought the ultimate victim on March 1, 1991, when her helicopter crashed. Despite the tragedy, she left behind an inheritance as one of the first female soldiers actively involved in an air raid on enemy territory. She is now resting at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.
Although she may not possess supernatural abilities, she was as good as possible, and her sacrifice and ministries are revered and remembered. 
9 Dora Strother  Lieutenant Colonel Dora Daugherty Strother received a place on this list for her achievements during her time as WASP: Woman Airforce Service Pilot. The WASPs were a group of female pilots serving during World War II – a time when women were not supposed to belong to the army, let alone fly those planes.
But Lieutenant-Colonel Strother did that – she was the first to fly the B-29 Superfortress, a massive, state-of-the-art bomber designed to drop atomic bombs at the enemy. Men refused to fly and said it was too dangerous, but she was not intimidated by the plane (or patriarchy). She went on to fly this beast to prove that it was not dangerous and "even a woman could fly it." She then spent a significant part of her career as a pilot.
She was close to Captain Marvel's time, but she was still making waves. 
8 Elaine Harmon
Elaine Harmon was also onboard before Captain Marvel's time and also a WASP. What is remarkable about her is not so much her service during the Second World War – which undoubtedly deserves our respect – but rather what she did in death. She, or rather his family, allowed female World War II pilots to be buried at Arlington Cemetery, which they were denied for decades.
Harmon died in 1995 at the age of 1995. As a veteran and pioneer for both women and promoting the war effort, she earned a place at Arlington Cemetery. It's worth noting that this is not the only recognition and honor struggle the WASPs have had. It took them thirty years to become veterans and this was posthumously explained in 1977.
Now she and her families fought again, and Elaine Harmon was the face of this change. In May 2016, then-President Barack Obama allowed WASPs to be buried at Arlington Cemetery, at which time Elaine Harmon performed her last mission. Carol would probably be proud. 
7 Martha McSally
Martha McSally is a name we should all probably learn well in the US. She is currently a Republican Senator in Congress and represents Arizona. Previously, she was a US Air Force Colonel for 26 years and would definitely have served a great Captain Marvel service.
During the military and congress service alone is remarkable, she has done more. Senator McSally is the first female fighter pilot in history to fly in combat and command a squadron.
During her military service, she paved the way for women, but her struggle went beyond the battlefield, as she calls it, "The Burka Battle." His official name is actually McSally v. Rumsfeld. Donald Rumsfeld was the Secretary of Defense in the early 2000s when McSally filed a lawsuit against him for military policy regarding the dress code and treatment of female servicemen in Saudi Arabia. They had to dress head-to-toe, sit in the backseat, etc., and she argued that this "gives up our American values, for which we all raised our right hands to die." Like the fictional superhero, the very real McSally leads the fight on and off the battlefield, in the air, and on Capitol Hill. 
6 Janet Wolfenbarger
Talk about premieres. General Janet Wolfenbarger spent more than thirty years with the United States Air Force before retiring in 2015. Before she left, she definitely left her mark.
gene. Wolfenbarger was a member of the first class of the United States Air Force Academy, were recorded in the women when she enrolled in 1976. After years of service, including as Commander of Materiel, she became, for want of a better word, promoted four-star general – the first woman in history to do so.
I can not help thinking that if Carol had not achieved her crazy powers, she might have put her sharpness into that position. 
5 Jacquelyn S. Parker
Major Jacquelyn S. "Jackie" Parker was the first pilot to fly an F-16 in history. She was a pilot in the 1980s, so women had been piloting airplanes for some time, but the beauty of this is that it's an F-16. Every unit that begins with the letter "F" is a fighter jet. All aircraft have these designations, so "B-52" is a bomber, the C-35 a cargo jet and the A-10 a fighter jet.
When Major Parker flew this fighter jet in 1988, she may not have been in combat, but she took a big step in the fight for women's equality in the military. Only a few years later, some of the other women on this list – fighter pilots – were allowed to manned the cockpit themselves. 
4 Jacquelyn Cochran
This woman is a record breaker. As much as we all love the heroes on the screen, we can not ignore the achievements of Jacquelyn Cochran on the female pilots of the Air Force. This WASP earned her wings in 1932 and broke 73 records before she died in 1980.
Her most notable accomplishments included, but were not limited to: being the first woman to breach the sound barrier in 1953 and breaking Mach 2 (double the speed of sound) in 1964, becoming the first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic and as a result of this latter accomplishment, she helped to find the WASPs in the first place.
Without her, Carol Danvers might never have been able to fly and never get her crazy powers and never saved the planet. Remarkably, how it all comes together. 
3 Heather Penney
Lieutenant Heather "Lucky" Penney is probably one of the greatest heroes on this list, if not in the United States. Her story is from September 11, 2001. She was based at Andrews Air Force Base, where she served as a fighter pilot in the Air National Guard. Women had just recently gained the right to qualify for Combat Aviation, and she seized the opportunity.
During a typical morning meeting, the attack on the World Trade Center occurred and she was called to duty. They had no time to prepare their F-16 and embarked unarmed. Essentially, the plan was to locate Flight 93, which was supposed to be the White House, the Capitol, or perhaps a second hit on the Pentagon, and break into the Pentagon and tear it down. It was nothing short of a suicide mission, and Lt. Penney was not deterred.
Whether luckily or unfortunately, Penney and her team did not have to complete the mission when the plane crashed in Pennsylvania, thanks. Regardless of attachment to a blockbuster or even lack of it, their story needs to be narrated and remembered. Every story of this day should not be forgotten. 
2 Nicole Malachowski
Similar to the actress Brie Larson, Nicole Malachowski is a performer but did not perform on a Hollywood set. She appeared in the air as the nation's first female thunderbird. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force pilots who exhibit the industry's remarkable, groundbreaking aviation technology at air shows across the country. For decades, women worked as mechanics behind the scenes until the United States Air Force Academy fighter pilot and graduate Nicole Malachowski got into the cockpit.
Her talent speaks for itself. She got her pilot's license before she got her driver's license. She attended the Academy and became a trainer and flight commander. She served in three squadrons of the F-15E Strike Eagle.
If anyone knows how to fly a plane, it is. 
1 Jeanne Leavitt
One of the most famous – if not the most famous pilot on this list – is Brigadier General Jeanne Leavitt. Jeanne Leavitt is the role model for Brie Larson as she prepares to play Captain Marvel and the creators of the film.
In 1993 she became the first female fighter pilot. She had hundreds of flying hours, but in 1992, when she got a choice between planes, she was denied any fighter aircraft (bombers, fighters, etc.). In 1993, the ban was lifted and she was the first woman to step in with an F-15.
She has now collected over 3,000 flight hours and is the Air Force Recruiting Services commander in San Antonio, TX.
This woman was literally Captain Marvel's idol.