US Army – First Female African American • Master Gunner on the Avenger – Anti-Aircraft Platform

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US Military #News – Meet the men and women who work every day for NATO. From soldiers to scientists, cyber experts to civilian emergency responders, NATO members are committed to supporting and protecting each other. #USA #USArmy Currently stationed in Germany as part of the U.S. Army’s 10th Army Air and Missile Defence Command, Staff Sergeant Tiana Trent is an anti-air gunner who made history: she’s the first African-American woman to qualify as a master gunner on the Avenger, a highly mobile anti-aircraft platform.

Master gunners serve as the subject matter experts on their weapons system, and they advise senior leaders on how best to use them. In this video, SSgt Trent reflects on her accomplishment and gives tips to future generations of soldiers. Footage includes shots of SSgt Trent in Germany, and during Exercise Tobruq Arrows 20 in Latvia. COVID-19 countermeasures were observed during filming, including physical distancing and indoors/outdoors masking.