• Welcome to our new website

    We will be adding new features, other features and keeping you up to date on the accomplishements of all women and the pioneers of aviation. If you know or have a family member that is a pioneer, please submit a biography to our project.

  • Irene Trowell-Harris

    Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Director, VA Center for Women Veterans, was born in Aiken, South Carolina. She has always understood the importance of working smart maintaining perseverance, having dreams and helping others.

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  • Vice Admiral
    Michelle Howard

    The first African American woman to command a ship in the U.S. Navy made history again Tuesday when she became the first woman promoted to Admiral in the service's 239-year history.

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In the News

Robert J. Gilliland, Jr., Test Pilot for Skunkworks, passed away ... Read More

Trump Taps Barbara Barrett ... Read More

Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager, first woman to lead Army infantry division ... Read More

Amelia's Flight – 82 years ago

82 years ago, Amelia Earhart’s World Flight began: at 4:37 p.m., on March 17, 1937, as Amelia, Fred Noonan departed Oakland on their 2,400 mile flight to Wheeler Field, Oahu, Hawaii.

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Featured Women

Barbara Barrett– Biography
Youngest Vice Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board

Trish Beckman– Biography
2010 Women In Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee

Colonel Sally D. Murphy– Biography
First Woman Army Aviator


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