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CAL Awards Finalist: Betty Gillies WASP Pilot

A great week, folks. I’m celebrating! Betty Gillies WAFS Pilot: The Days and Flights of a World War II Squadron Leader has earned two Finalist Awards in the Colorado Authors League (CAL) competition for books published in 2020. The two categories are: “Non-Fiction: Biography, Memoir” and “Fiction/Non-Fiction: Young Adult. Final award winners will be announced…

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Yes, Mom Flew a Helicopter in the First Gulf War (Part 3)

Women Flew Combat Support in Desert Storm “In Desert Storm, women were allowed to do combat support and combat service support,” Vicky Calhoun explained in last week’s Blog. “Then into the 1990s, the Air Force let women into fighter aircraft. That helped erode the Army argument that women couldn’t fly combat aircraft. “Now women military…

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Libraries Receive Aviation-Inspired Books for Girls in STEM

Thanks to The Gazette for Recognizing This Program Amazing! That’s what these last few weeks have been to me. Any of you who follow my blog posts and biweekly newsletters — or who are in tune with me on Facebook — are somewhat aware of this. And my Colorado Springs friends who take The Gazette…

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Sarah Wins Aviation Writing Award

Sarah’s Books Win Combs-Gates Aviation Writing Award Tuesday, September 10, lightning — the good kind — struck a second time. I learned that I had won my second Combs-Gates Award, this time for my two most recent books. BJ Erickson: WASP Pilot and Nancy Love: WASP Pilot, the biographies for younger readers 10 and up…

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“Nancy Love: WASP Pilot” Debuts TOMORROW

Tomorrow’s the Big Day! May 25, 2019 Nancy Love: WASP Pilot — FilterPressBooks.com — releases officially tomorrow. Copies will be for sale at the WASP WWII Museum at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, where most of the WASP trained in 1943-44. The occasion is WASP Homecoming, an annual event held on the very grounds where the women…

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