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November 20, 2018

The Texas State Board of Education proposed to remove hundreds of individual and groups, including the Women Airforce Service Pilots, from the state school curriculum. Reporter Lauren McGaughy covered the story in the Dallas Morning News: 

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2018/11/12/after-decades-battling-veteran-status-wwii-women-pilots-fight-place-texas-history

November 20, 2018

Dallas Morning News reporter Lauren McGaughy wrote this piece including information on the Texas State Board of Education proposal to remove WASP from the grade 2 social studies curriculum on citizenship. The link to the full article is below. 

"Several people also testified to oppose the removal of the WASP from second grade, where they're listed as an example of Americans who have exemplified good citizenship. Erin Miller, who fought to have her...

November 14, 2018

Houston Chronicle, November 13, 2018

https://www.chron.com/news/politics/texas/article/Texas-education-board-considers-striking-female-13388039.php#photo-16498653

Photo: Erin Miller and Debby McCray (daughter of WASP Susie Bain) testify at the Texas State Board of Education in Austin on November 13, 2018

October 23, 2018

This image is from the proposed changes to the Texas grade 2 social studies curriculum. 

In Grade 2 social studies, students learn about citizenship. As part of this unit of the curriculum, the current Texas education standards provide that students "identify historical figures such as Paul Revere, Abigail Adams, World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) and Navajo Code Talkers, and Sojourner Truth who have exemplified good citizenship." (...

October 18, 2018

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) presented its Meritorious Service Award in aviation to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) at the annual conference in Orlando, Florida. On hand to accept the award were three WASP: Shirley Kruse, Bee Haydu, and Kay Hillbrandt, along with Erin Miller, granddaughter of WASP Elaine Harmon. 

Several members of the aviation community stopped by the green room to spend some time with the WASP. 

The...

September 7, 2016

Elaine Harmon died last year at the age of 95; on Wednesday her ashes were interred at Arlington National Cemetery. She served in the Women's Air Force Service Pilots during World War II, which was not officially part of the military. So her family needed to fight for the recognition she deserved, reports David Martin.

There’s no shortage of critical takes on all of the work Congress doesn’t do. From budget bills to Supreme Court appointments, there’s a reason why hundreds of thousands of Americans tweet at our legislators with the hashtag  #SenateDoYourJob. For the Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II, recognition of their sacrifices remained a job left undone for 72 years.

And now, with President Obama’s action signing HR 4336 into law on May 20, that...

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