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An update on CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP

An update on CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP

The CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP team has been working hard to support our passion to honor the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) and share their stories of triumph over adversity…. to RISE ABOVE. Since we began this initiative in 2016 the CAF WASP initiative has really taken off. We […]

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Why a new RISE ABOVE program?

Why a new RISE ABOVE program?

CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP is built upon the successful model of the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s outreach efforts and brings to life the story of a group of Americans that can touch the hearts and minds of people in a unique and extraordinary way. Because of the dedication of the […]

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The Passing of a Legend: Dawn Seymour

The Passing of a Legend: Dawn Seymour

The Passing of a Legend Last week we said goodbye to Dawn Seymour, who passed peacefully in her home overlooking Canandaigua Lake. Seymour, a native of Rochester, New York was 100 years old, and was one of just a handful of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who were trained to […]

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WASP Homecoming at Avenger Field

WASP Homecoming at Avenger Field

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a time to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country, and is a special time for all Americans. For those fortunate enough to be associated with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) the Memorial Day weekend marks another important occurrence on […]

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CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP Lunch with WAI- Chicago

CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP Lunch with WAI- Chicago

Hear how you can be part of CAF RISE ABOVE:WASP at “Honoring the Past and Inspiring the Future” Luncheon event hosted by Chicago’s Leading Edge, a regional chapter of Women in Aviation International.   Please join us for a great event featuring a welcome by WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian […]

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CAF Capital Wing Performs Flyover in Honor of WASP Elaine Harmon

CAF Capital Wing Performs Flyover in Honor of WASP Elaine Harmon

On Sept.7, 2016, four members of the CAF Capital Wing participated in a vintage WWII-era aircraft flyover during the inurnment ceremony for Women Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) Second Lieutenant Elaine D. Harmon at Arlington National Cemetery. The flyover took place at approximately 10:05 a.m. over Arlington. Harmon requested that […]

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CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP debuts at EAA AirVenture

CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP debuts at EAA AirVenture

By Wendell Barnhouse The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) debuted its newest educational program, CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP, at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 27. This new chapter in its RISE ABOVE educational initiative will tell the story and honor the legacy of the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots […]

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