The National WASP WWII Museum
The National WASP WWII Museum seeks to educate and inspire all generations with the story of the WASP: Women Airforce Service Pilots – the first women to fly American military aircraft – women who forever changed the role of women in aviation!
The museum is conveniently located just minutes off Interstate 20 at 210 Loop 170 in Sweetwater, Texas. Pilots flying over Sweetwater can land at Avenger Field – the Sweetwater Airport (SWW). The museum is a short distance away. For assistance with directions or in setting up special tours, call 325.235.0099.
Regular days and hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Tours can be booked by calling (325) 235-0099 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
News and Events
Veterans Day Celebration
November 9, 2013 – 1:00pm
Timed 5K Run • 1.3 Mile Walk • 1 Mile Kids Run
$25 for Adult Runners or Walkers
$20 for Pre-registered Students and Military
$10 for Kids 12 and Under
Awards by age groupsWWII Airplane Fly OverClick HERE for Registration Form
Return to: WASP Museum • P.O. Box 456 • Sweetwater, TX 79556
If you have any questions, please call (325) 235-0099.
These loyal SPONSERS make this Veterans Day celebration possible:
Zollie Steakley Law Firm
Judge David Hall
The Hall Law Firm
Nolan County Bar Association
Texas Sport and Spine – Abilene
Texas National Bank
WASP from Left to Right: Florence (Shutsy) Reynolds 44-5, Elizabeth Strohfus 44-1, Betty Archibald Fernandes 43-3, Dorothy (Smith) Lucas 44-7, Kathleen A. Hilbrandt 44-10, Florence Rubin Elion Mascott 44-10T, Jean Terrell McCreery 44-10, Nell S. (Micky) Bright 43-7, Penny Halberg 44-6, Adeline Ellison 43-6, Margot H. deMoss 44-5, Mary Helen Chapman Foster 44-3, Mary Alice Vandeventer 44-7, Meriem Roby Anderson 44-4, Dorothy (Dot) Swain Lewis 44-5, Bernice “Bee” Falk Haydu 44-7, Not Pictured: Jerrie Philips Badger 44-10
HUGE Success due to these:
MSgt Cory Riley
SSgt Elizabeth Mann
AIC Kellie Colarik
SSgt Jonathan McAtee
TSgt Aanda Debkowski
AMN Patrick Evans
AIC Giorgia Mikeala San Jose
SSgt Veronica Gomez
MSgt Jamie Wilkerson
AIC Teehl Walker
SRA Christine Roby
SRA Nicola Marrone
MSgt Adam Nance
MSgt Robert Furbush
AIC Dallas Conrad
SSgt Kelli Tompkins
ZIC Marco Villa
Capt Megan Tovado
SRA Jonathan Royder
LTC Leslie Hadley
SMSgt Gina Lewis
Col Sandy Opeka USAF Ret
Julia Wood, pilot from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and Kate Kyer UPS-757 Captain in a PT-19
Historic C-47 owned and flown by Scott Glover and crew
Charles and Peggy Tucker in their AT-6 from Waterproof, Louisiana
Dyess Air Force Base Color Guard at Memorial Ceremony
Featured Guest Speaker
Maj. Caroline Jensen, is in her first season with the U. S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, “Thunderbirds,” and flies the No. 3 jet as the team’s Right Wing.
Major Jensen earned her commission in 1998 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Before her assignment to the team, she served as assistant flight commander & T-38 instructor pilot in the 97th Flying Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, TX. She has logged more than 2,500 hours as an Air Force pilot, including 210 combat hours during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Major Jensen hails from River Falls, Wisc.
Flags provided by donors on display at National WASP Museum.
Planes arriving for Homecoming 2013
Homecoming visitors fly in C-47.
Museum Flag Celebrating Homecoming
Re-inactors ferry visitors to airplane rides in WWII jeep.
Pilot Julia Wood
Visitors photographing festivities from C-47 Aircraft.
12th Armored Museum Re-inactor Jennifer Lenches
A climate-controlled addition is needed at the National WASP WWII Museum to preserve the many precious artifacts and display them properly. Great progress has been made in the last five years bringing Hangar One alive with the WASP story, but there is still much to be done. The legacy these courageous women left us must be shared with all generations. We have a great story to tell and we need to keep moving forward, improving upon what has been accomplished, and we need your support! Call WASP Museum at 325-235-0099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can help.
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