Arkansas Air Guard gets first female general

Hutchins-Frye Arkansas Air Guard’s first female general

Posted: June 5, 2016 at 1:05 a.m.

New Brig. Gen. Tamhra Hutchins-Frye smiles as her sons Trey (left) and Tyler Gray pin on her stars during her promotion ceremony Saturday at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. Hutchins-Frye is the first woman to be promoted to general in the history of the Arkansas Air National Guard.

Tamhra Hutchins-Frye decided to join the Arkansas Air National Guard in 1984 to fly fighter jets, but she was told no.

Col. Tamhra Hutchins-Frye will be the Arkansas Air National Guard's first female brigadier general after her formal promotion Saturday.

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