19-year-old Mizo girl Zeonpari Chhakchhuak became the first women to complete training and join US Air Force.
The daughter of Pu Dave Chhakchhuak and Pi Zothannguri Ralte, she hails from Chhinga Veng, Aizawl.
She completed her SSLC from Little Kingdom School with distinction, and her HSSLC at Dawrpui School of Science and Technology securing first position.
She continued her BSc first semester at Zirtiri College. She had to later drop off in 2014 since she went to other state.
She got through her USAF examination in May 2017 with 89 percent in her exams. After that, she joined the Basic Military Training (BMT) Fort from July 2017 at Sam Houston, San Antonio; Texas.
She completed the 1st phrase of training on January 2018, graduating with 94 percent.
Zeonpari will continue her training from February 2018 to October at the Andrew’s Airforce Base, Virginia.