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Air Force Capt. Lindsey Bauer of Manchester, right, is promoted to the rank of major by Brig. Gen. John E. Michel, commander of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing in Afghanistan. The two are in the Cessna 208 that Bauer was piloting before she put the plane on autopilot for the promotion ceremony. courtesy 

NH woman promoted to rank of Air Force major; Nashua South graduate finishes Air Force training


NH woman promoted to rank of Air Force major

U.S. Air Force Capt. Lindsey Bauer of Manchester was promoted to the rank of major on June 30.

The ceremony took place while she was flying her Cessna 208 at an altitude of 11,500. After she put the plane on autopilot, she was promoted by Brig. Gen. John E. Michel, commander of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bauer is serving a tour in Afghanistan, where she not only mentors and instructs the first woman Afghan pilot, but instructs other Afghan pilots as well. She also serves as Brig. Gen Michel's aide.

She is a 2004 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. While in the United States, she is stationed at Maguire Air Force Base, New Jersey. At home, she is a KC-10 (refueler) pilot. One of her two sisters, Amy, served two tours in Afghanistan as a Medevac Blackhawk pilot and is a 2006 graduate of West Point. Her mother, Carol Beard Bauer of Manchester, and her father, Stephen Bauer, are both Air Force veterans.

Nashua South graduate finishes Air Force training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Hillary B. Dager graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

She completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Dager, the daughter of Richard P. and Kim L. Mccabe of Nashua, is a 2009 graduate of Nashua High School South.




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