Please join us as we welcome Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service, as our keynote luncheon speaker. Leavitt made history as the first female Air Force fighter pilot. In 1992, Leavitt was at the top of her pilot training class, but limited to what she could fly due to Air Force restrictions. One year later, the defense department dropped restrictions on women flying combat aircraft, and she was able to fly the F-15, her original choice. She has more than 3,000 flight hours including 300 combat hours over Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2016, she became the first woman to head the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. We also invite you to join us in congratulating Brig Gen. Leavitt on her recent nomination of a second star. Leavitt is among 23 general officers nominated on April 2 to receive a second star.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Honored Guests: The Women Airforce Service Pilots
Luncheon | 11 a.m.
at Texas State Technical College
Brig Gen Jeannie Marie Leavitt USAF
Dinner and Memorial Service | 6:30 p.m.
at National WASP WWII Museum
in Hangar No1
For lunch tickets, or to make a donation,
please call us at (325) 235-0099.
Thank you for your support!
[Dinner Registration Closed]
Lunch Ticket: $40
EXPANSION PROJECT PHASE 2
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!