Israel’s only female F-35 fighter pilot named deputy squadron commander

The Israeli Air Force’s only female F-35 fighter pilot is named the new deputy commander of the 116th Squadron, which flies the fifth-generation stealth aircraft.

The pilot, 26, who can only be identified by her rank and first Hebrew initial — Cpt. “Shin” — initially served in the 116th Squadron after completing her training in December 2016.

She then moved to the Air Force’s 107th Squadron, which became operational last August, the military says.

— Judah Ari Gross