The Real Life Captain Marvel’s of The Grit Project

Mar 18 · 1 min read

They’re bold, they’re bad and they paved the way for you and your daughters.

Captain Katie Higgins, first woman to fly with the Blue Angels. Major General Dawn Dunlop, test pilot in everything in the Air Force inventory. Lieutenant Colonel Tammy Barlette, early A-10 pilot and Fighter Weapons School grad. Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath, first woman to fly the F/A-18 in combat in the Marines. Captain Jeannette Haynie, one of the first women to fly the Cobra in the Marine Corps.

Over the past three years, The Grit Project has interviewed each of these incredible Marvels, and more.

Don’t miss their stories. We’ve picked five of them, below, and as always, there will be more at If you enjoy them, will you share and give a clap?

And as always, the free Grit Project Checklist is YOURS at

The Very Few, The Very Proud: Jen Nothelfer stays on course in and out of the cockpit

Quitting wasn’t an option for fighter pilot Tammy Barlette

Excuses Were Unacceptable: A Conversation with WWII Test Pilot Alice Rohrer

Test Pilot Major General Dawn Dunlop shares leadership lessons and stories

Flying for Life: Coast Guard Search and Rescue Pilot Angel Hughes

Shannon H. Polson

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Speaker, Author, Veteran. The Grit Project:Real #Women. Real #Stories. Real #Grit. North of Hope Founder:

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