Thunderbird 11 Replaced

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Thunderbird 11 Replaced

Post by Thunderbird11fan » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:56 pm

Does anyone know what happened with the female thunderbird 11? Why was she replaced?
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Re: Thunderbird 11 Replaced

Post by Lawndart » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:59 pm

I believe the simple answer is that Capt. Kassandra Mangosing’s two year tour on the team (2018-2019) came to an end, and she was replaced by Capt. Mike Bell, the new Maintenance Officer now serving his two year tour (2020-2021).
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Re: Thunderbird 11 Replaced

Post by Thunderbird11fan » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:58 pm

Is there a not so simple answer to that?

I had heard that was more to what had happened and just curious.
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Re: Thunderbird 11 Replaced

Post by Lawndart » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:36 am

It wasn’t my intention to imply anything beyond the normal rotation of Thunderbird Officers taking place. I’m unaware of anything else if something happened...
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Re: Thunderbird 11 Replaced

Post by Thunderbird11fan » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:27 pm

Ah yea I had just heard she was replaced out of cycle back in December and had seen some interesting things online...
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Re: Thunderbird 11 Replaced

Post by Havoc22 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:45 pm

She separated from active duty and joined the AF Reserves.
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