Breaking Barriers with Merryl Tengesdal

Stories of Strength

02-08-2022 • 35 mins

On this episode of Stories Of Strength, our host Jay Cardiello sits down with Merryl Tengesdal,  a retired Air Force Colonel who was the first and only African-American woman to fly the United States Air Force’s U-2 spy plane. Born in the Bronx and raised by a single mother, Tengesdal was obsessed with Star Trek and exploring the final frontier. Hear about how her love of space, Captain Kirk and adventure has led her down a path of breaking barriers and inspiring others along the way. The duo discuss overcoming obstacles, self reliance and resilience. Learn about her journey after the Air Force as well, becoming a fitness professional and helping others pursue their own goal of strength. So hit that play button and get ready to be inspired and enthralled with this episode of Stories of Strength, presented by MuscleTech.

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