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A Celebration of Amelia's Life

Amelia Mary Earhart Putnam's career as a world-famous flier spanned only a few years. She achieved instant acclaim as the first woman ...
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Learn about the Coast Guard ship Itasca waiting for Amelia to Arrive.

It is one of history’s greatest unsolved mysteries – the disappearance of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Earhart is known for many things – including being the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross ...
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Vice Adm. Nora Tyson Nominated to Command U.S. 3rd Fleet

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Vice Adm. Nora Tyson was nominated to become the next commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet in San Diego, Calif. – and if confirmed, she would be the first woman to command a fleet in the Pacific area of responsibility.

Tyson has served as the deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command since 2013, and she temporarily served as commander last fall due to a scheduling problem with change in commands...
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Did you know

Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, a retired USAF NC major general and Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Women Veterans, was recently named one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews.
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Navy Has its First Female Four-star Admiral
The United States Navy promoted Michelle Janine Howard to the rank of four-star admiral July 1 during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presided over the ceremony and administered the oath of office to the new VCNO.

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Joanne Hayes-White is the first woman Fire Chief for the City of San Francisco.

Joanne Hayes-White was sworn in as the 25th Chief of the San Francisco Fire Department on January 16, 2004. San Francisco is the largest urban fire department in the world with a female chief. Chief Hayes-White oversees a Department of approximately 1,800 members and an operating budget of $300 million.
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Florene Miller Watson is the first commanding officer of the Women Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS)/Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) 5th Ferrying Group...
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In the News

Nora Tyson, First Woman to Command a Carrier Strike Group...Read More

WWII's Female Aviators Honored with Congressional Medals...View Video

Women WWII Pilots finally get their due. Female pilots who flew... View Video

Area Women get Congressional Metal of Honor. An interview with Bearnice Haydu and Dawn Seamore about the WASPS...View Video

Congress Honors Female War Pilots.Congress has bestowed the highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Metal, to female World War II pilot...Read More

Known as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP, they were the first women to fly U.S. military planes...Read More

Vi Cowden's Story...Read More

The WASPs Time Line. Learn MoreNational WASPs Museum. Learn More

WASPs On The Web. Learn MoreTWU WASPs Collection. Learn More

Wings Across America. Learn MoreNPR Radio: The WASPs. Learn More

Featured Women

Trish Beckman, 2010 Women In Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee
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Colonel Sally D. Murphy, First Woman Army Aviator

Harriet Quimby, First American Woman to Earn a Pilot's License

Willa Brown, First Minority Women Pilot

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