National WASP WWII Museum
Avenger Field Sweetwater, Texas

Homecoming 2018

75th Anniversary

WASP Homecoming

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Honored Guests:
Women Airforce Service Pilots

Luncheon | 11 a.m.
at Texas State Technical College
West Texas Campus
featuring speaker Col Andrea E. Themely USAF

Dinner and Memorial Service | 6 p.m.

at National WASP WWII Museum
featuring speaker
Gen Linda Hemminger USAF (Ret)
SOLD OUT Gold Table: $600
SOLD OUT Silver Table: $450
SOLD OUT Dinner Ticket: $50
Lunch Ticket: $40

Gold Table & Silver Table are Sold Out. For Lunch or Dinner tickets, please call us at (325) 235-0099.

Southern Cross

Greatest Generation Aircraft is bringing the C-47 "Southern Cross" to Homecoming 2018 and will carry the Liberty Jump Team. Flights on "Southern Cross" may be for sale, conditions permitting, with limited availability on Saturday, May 25.
Liberty Jump Team Generation Aircraft

Sweetwater the musical performs selected songs during dinner. Tickets required.
As World War II shakes the nation, sisters Beth and Frankie join young women from across America to fly for the United States Army Air Forces. Leaving their homes, jobs, and loved ones to train in Sweetwater, Texas, these brand new Women Airforce Service Pilots risk their lives without military status or recognition. From history's margins, the new musical Sweetwater brings the WASP center stage in an epic story about the joys and costs of being female pioneers.

Sean Mahoney (Music) is a musical theater writer, guitarist, and DJ raised in New Hampshire, artistically based in NYC, and living most of the year in Telluride, CO. He holds an MFA in Musical Theater Writing from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and a BA from UNH.

Patricia Noonan (Book & Lyrics) is an actor and writer based in NYC. She holds a BA from Boston College where she was a Presidential Scholar. She is also one of the writers of The #makeitfair Project, which launched in 2015 to advocate for gender parity in the entertainment industry and beyond.

Julia Johanos (Performer) is a NYC based actress originally from Louisville, CO. In addition to performing, Julia is a Session Leader and Artistic Advisory Board member for Sing For Your Seniors - a non-profit that brings music to seniors centers all over the NYC area.

Friend of the Museum Sponsors
DMI Wealth Management & Insurance Solutions
Sweetwater Lions Club
W.J. (Bill) Lewis
Zollie C. Steakley, P.L.L.C.

Air Race Classic 2018

Starting line June 19, 2018
at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas

An all-women race across the country, Air Race Classic, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to:
  • Encouraging and educating current and future women pilots
  • Increasing public awareness of general aviation
  • Demonstrating women's roles in aviation
  • Preserving and promoting the tradition of pioneering women in aviation


    So many gave of themselves to make Homecoming 2017 special for WASP veterans. Your dedication exemplifies the spirit of Sweetwater and makes it possible to fulfill our mission to educate and inspire all generations with the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
    Thank You!

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    General construction of HANGAR No 1 has been completed, but there is much work to be done. The climate controlled structure will house new exhibits, museum archives with a research library, an expanded gift store, staff offices, and catering kitchen. There will be space for traveling exhibits, video presentations, special events and community celebrations. Hangar No 2 will house -aircraft and allow access to the runways of Avenger Field. The Memorial Plaza will offer views of the runways and taxiways where the WASP trained in 1943-44. American, Texas and WASP flags fly proudly above a memorial plaza dedicated to the memory of the first women to fly America’s military aircraft. This area will feature expanded exhibits, and be used for public gatherings and private events. While much has been accomplished, there is still much to be done. Funds are still needed to create new exhibits to preserve the legacy these courageous women. We need your support!