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Mayfield designated Naval Aviator

Navy Ensign Christine N. Mayfield, daughter of Jackie D. Mayfield of Columbia, Tenn. and Malcolm P. Mayfield, of Mt. Juliet, was recently designated a Naval Aviator while serving with Helicopter Training Squadron Eight, Milton, Fla. 

Mayfield was presented with the coveted “Wings of Gold, “marking the culmination of months of flight training. 

Mayfield followed a training curriculum that included basic studies in engineering and navigation, training flights in simulators, aircraft familiarizations, basic and advanced instrument training, extended navigation flights, and landings and takeoffs aboard an aircraft carrier. 

Mayfield is a 2006 graduate of Wilson Central High School of Lebanon and joined the Navy in December 2010. 

She is a 2010 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla. with a Bachelor of Science degree. 

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