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Maj. Caroline Jensen stands in front of an F-16 airplane that has been painted with the Thunderbirds' colors. The plane is just like the one Jensen will fly when she starts performing with the Thunderbirds in spring of 2012. Submitted photo

Military show: She'll fly with Thunderbirds

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A River Falls woman has been chosen to be an ambassador, but not the kind with a tiara.

Maj. Caroline Jensen of the United States Air Force was recently chosen to become a member of the "Ambassadors in Blue" with the USAF Thunderbirds for the 2012 demonstration season.


Jensen, daughter of Gayle and Larry Westrum of River Falls, said she saw a Thunderbirds airshow in 1991, which influenced her decision to join the Air Force.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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