Colorado's First Lady Fighter Pilot Lt. Col. Tracy LaTourrette, callsign “JackieO,” was the
featured Veteran's Day speaker at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club to a packed house of 300 resident
veterans from all U.S. military branches.
LaTourrette is Colorado’s first ever lady fighter pilot, and one of the first women in the world to fly fighter aircraft. She is a 1992 graduate of the Air Force Academy appointed by President George H.W. Bush. Tracy flew as a weapon’s director on board the AWACS aircraft before heading off to pilot training and returning home to fly F-16’s at Buckley Air. Force Base.
LaTourrette retired after 22 years of service from the Colorado Air National Guard as Deputy Director of Operations for Colorado's Joint Staff Headquarters. She is a mother and motivational speaker for her own company, LaTourrette Group LLC.
Introducing her for the evening Veteran’s Day program was West Point graduate
and HEB resident Tom Coker, and also speaking was Aurora city council member for District 6 Francoise Bergan.
Colorado's First Lady Fighter Pilot
Lt. Col. Tracy LaTourrette was the