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First Female Military Pilots
Receive Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2010 – The first female military pilots, members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, received the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony in the Capitol. Story

Female World War II Pilots Remember Fallen

ARLINGTON, Va., March 9, 2010 -- More than 1,000 civilians and servicemembers watched as World War II Women Airforce Service Pilot corps remembered their sisters-in-arms during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Air Force Memorial the day before they the WASPs were to be honored with the Congressional Gold Medal. Story

Women Pilots of WWII Inspired Generations

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2010 – Under clear blue skies, beneath the spires of the U.S. Air Force Memorial, military aviators gathered here to pay homage to the achievements of the first women to fly military aircraft during World War II. Story

Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII to be Honored with Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2010 – Women Airforce Service Pilots from World War II and representatives of deceased WASP will be honored with a Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony in the United States Capitol on March 10. The WASP were a trailblazing group of 1,102 civilian female pilots, the first to fly military aircraft under the direction of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.

Pentagon Channel Recon

In May, the Pentagon Channel's monthly, half-hour long program, Recon, will focus on the history and service of Women Airforce Service Pilots.

Videos

Recon: The Love of Flight

When We Were WASPs

We Were WASP, Part 3

Brief History of the WASP

We Were WASP, Part 1

We Were WASP, Part 2

Photo Essays

Women of Honor Receive
Congressionl Gold Medal

Women Pilots Attend Remembrance Ceremony

Military Leaders Honor
Women Pilots