JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Ms. Dorothy Olsen, former Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), will be celebrating her 100th Birthday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, on Sunday July 10, 2016.
Ms. Olsen received a Congressional Gold Medal in March 2010 for her service during World War II.
For her celebration she will be accompanied by three former WASPS: Alta Thomas, Mary Jean Sturdevant and Betty Dybbro and their families.
WASPs were the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. They ferried planes across the country, hauled targets for shooting practice and performed other stateside flying duties.
The event begins with a C-141 static tour at 12:45 p.m. at the McChord Field Air Park. At 1:30 p.m. the group will venture out to the flight line for a C-17 static tour. And the event will conclude with a small party at Heritage Hill Pavilion at 3:15 p.m.Print This Post