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Sinead Kirnan of Newburgh, NY will be using the $5,000 towards earning her private pilot’s license as part of her journey towards Air Force Aviation. Sinead is currently a C-17 Loadmaster with the Air National Guard, 105th Airlight Wing based in Newburgh, NY. She is finishing her BA in Biology
Capt. Katie Higgins made the headlines last summer when she became the first female to fly with the elite Blue Angels aerobatics squandron during shows. As a USNA graduate and Marine Corps Captain, Higgins trained to fly C-130s, the military’s workhorse cargo plane, then deployed to
Army Captain Danielle Williams will be using the $4,000 towards earning her private pilot’s license. Danielle went to Harvard University on a 4-year ROTC scholarship and was commissioned as an army engineer in 2008. After having served as a platoon leader for a combat engineer company
Ashley Taylor of McCall, Idaho, is currently working for the U.S. Forest Service as a Smoke Jumper, an elite fire fighter. She will use the $2,000 funds to continue her flight lessons to become a pilot of the planes out of which she has been jumping. Read our blog post about Ashley and the
Chelsea Ann Atwater of Flagstaff, AZ was awarded the first LT Valerie Cappelaere Delaney Memorial Scholarship at the WAI Conference in Orlando, FL. Chelsea is a Grand Canyon river guide and used the $1,000 funds to get her helicopter pilot’s license to give tours of the canyon.