The Air Force Academy is mourning the loss of one of its own.
First Lieutenant Roslyn Schulte was killed Wednesday by a roadside bomb near Kabul, Afghanistan.
Schulte graduated from the Air Force Academy with top honors in 2006.
The academy says she is the first female graduate killed supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom
Those who knew her during her time at the academy say she was a gifted student and dedicated professional, who died doing what she loved.
"I will remember her for her smile. That's what I will remember. She was so happy to be commissioned. That's what I'll remember the most about her," said SMsgt. Michael Dahlhoff, Schulte's academy military trainer.
First Lieutenant Schulte was from St. Louis. She is the 10th Air Force Academy graduate killed since 9/11.
Schulte was assigned to the Pacific Air Forces Command at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. From there, she was deployed to Afghanistan.