HONORING MRS. TAMMIE JO SHULTS
(Extensions of Remarks - May 01, 2018)

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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 71 (Tuesday, May 1, 2018)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E574]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                     HONORING MRS. TAMMIE JO SHULTS

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                      HON. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM

                             of new mexico

                    in the house of representatives

                          Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  Ms. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, I rise today 
to honor Mrs. Tammie Jo Shults, the pilot of Southwest Airlines Flight 
1380 on April 17th, whose heroic actions saved many lives.
  A New Mexico native, Mrs. Shults demonstrated bravery and composure 
as she safely guided her Boeing 737 to the ground after one of its 
engines exploded. While we mourn the loss of beloved Albuquerque native 
Jennifer Riordan, we are grateful that Mrs. Shults' extraordinary 
actions under pressure helped prevent an even greater tragedy.
  In addition to her life-saving actions on April 17th, Mrs. Shults was 
a trail blazer in the U.S. Navy. After combat exclusion laws for women 
were repealed, Mrs. Shults became one of the first female fighter 
pilots. Despite facing adversity and unequal treatment due to her 
gender, Mrs. Shults eventually earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
  Mr. Speaker, I want to extend my gratitude to Mrs. Tammie Jo Shults 
for her years of service to our country and her extraordinary, live-
saving heroism aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380.

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