Speaking Engagements.

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PR Resources.

Publicity Archive.

Speeches -  Selected Videos

"Higher Than You've Ever Flown" Nancy's presentation to Zonta International at the regional Amelia Earhart Luncheon, 2012.

Short clip from Deanie Parrish's interview at Gathering of Eagles--Maxwell Air Force Base Command and Staff College.  June, 2011  Montgomery, Alabama

Nancy's speech at the opening of the FlyGirl's Exhibit, Nov. 14, 2008  Arlington, Virginia

2010, Deanie Parrish accepts the Air Force Association  Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of all WASP -- Washington, DC.

Deanie's speech at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony-- US Capitol, March 10, 2010, thanking Congress on behalf of all the WASP.

Deanie's speech thanking Senator Hutchison for sponsoring the Congressional Gold Medal Bill--Veteran's Day, 2009, Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, Texas

Nancy's speech to the Girl Scouts at the Women of Distinction Luncheon, Abilene, Texas  2005

Nancy's speech to the WASP at the Women's Memorial, March 9, 2010, Arlington, Virginia.

2005, Texas Aviation Hall of Fame award presented to WASP Ruth Flory, who could not attend the ceremony.  The award was presented in front of a PT-19 at the Commemorative Air Force hangar in Midland, Texas

News  as  it  is  happens


Our best resource is our brochure--written to share a short history of the WASP and Wings Across America.  Click on either page to see the brochure.    You must have Adobe Acrobat to view the file.

Articles  written by Nancy & Deanie




Spirit of the WASP

by Nancy Parrish, March 2015 Women in Aviation News


Meet the WWII Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)

by Nancy Parrish  November 11, 2014  Family Security Matters


Spirit of the Women Airforce Service Pilots

by Nancy Parrish -- Dec 2012 for Pilot Magazine  Reposted online


"An Honor of Extraordinary Proportions"

 by Nancy Parrish Daedalus Flyer featured article and cover art -- reposted - Oct. 5, 2010


"Portraits of the WASP"

by Deanie Parrish Special Edition of the Stars and Stripes, March 10, 2010


"Impossible? Not for My Mother the WASP!"

by Nancy Parrish Published in "WASP Women With Wings.  NPR.org  March, 2010


Wings Across America -- Special Edition

Written and published by Nancy Parrish and sent to the WASP across America, 2009.


“With No Regrets”

by Nancy Parrish, pp. 86-89. Salute to Freedom, Spring 2008. US Press Service. Lafayette Marketing Group, Inc.


"Above And Beyond With Flying Colors"

by Nancy Parrish   USAF Founding Centennial & 60th Anniversary Commemorative Book, forward by President George W. Bush, published by the Times Group, 2007.  p 67. (or, read text of original)


Wingtip to Wingtip: Women in Aviation and the Pioneering WASP”

by Nancy Parrish. pp. 69-71.    One Hundred Years of Powered Flight, 1903-2003.  Forward by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh.  The  Winchester Group, 2003


 “Discovering Mom”

by Nancy Parrish.  Original article published online in 2002 and in several  newspapers including the Sweetwater Reporter in May, 2005





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 2012 - 2016



Waco Tribune Herald: "Mother Daughter duo inducted into Women in Aviation Hall of Fame.  by Regina Dennis.


Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees for 2015

Women in Aviation, International press release, February 17, 2015




Women Make History  'Fly Girls of WWII' change face of U.S.military. written by Lois Rodriguez.  'Texas Highways.  November 10, 2014


Fly Girls Opening Day Celebration

Austin Free  November 11, 2014


WWII Female Pilot Tells Exhilarating Secret Stories of Wartime Exploits

by Maggie Kennon, June 6, 2014   Family Security Matters



Unsung Heroes, the story of America's female patriots  Interview with Deanie Parrish, 5 Decemter 2012


 2011 - 2009



Hometown patriots: Waco today  June, 2011

Hometown patriots text





Stars & Strips Special Edition featuring Deanie Parrish's WASP Profiles.  Much of the content and graphics  provided by Wings Across America.


PBS Newshour: Military's First Flying Women Honored


NBC Nightly News, March 10, 2010


ABC News: First Female Airforce Pilots Get Gold Honor


Waco aviator among WWII pilot given Congressional Gold Medal Waco Tribune Herald, March 11, 2010


Baylor Proud articles from 2007, 2009 and 2010


"Women Pilots in World War 2 Finally Get Recognition" Voice of America interview with Deanie Parrish




CNN: Unsung World War II heroes finally getting their due


Women in the Wings - article by Stacey Tillie  -- Baylor Magazine, cover story  Winter 2009/2010  Vol. 8, Issue 2


S.614: A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots.  Section 1. (32) features Wings Across America  2009

 2006- 2008



FlyGirls Exhibit Honors First Military Women Aviators  by Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden,  American Armed Forces Press Service    Printed for U.S. Department of Defense


Pentagon Channel on the FlyGirls opening at the Women's Memorial


WWII's Unsung Heroes: The Fly Girls   WTOP News   Nov 17, 2008




Exhibit hightlights World War II efforts of Women Airforce Service Pilots by Terri Jo Ryan  Waco Tribune Herald   Nov. 3, 2007


On a Wing and a Prayer by Lynn Bulmahn  Wacoan Magazine  Nov. 2007


Wings Across America Presents: Fly Girls of WWII Mayborn Museum News, 2007


Baylor Lariat Feature: Exhibit Presents Flygirls Oct. 16, 2007 article by Christine Bolanos Mayborn Museum announces: Wings Across America's 'FLYGIRLS OF WWII" Open September 15, 2007




WASP shares her World War II experiences | Chrissy Cuttita, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 3/30/2006


Texas Country Reporter: Feature on Nancy Parrish, the WASP and the National WASP Museum.

Show # 987 aired June 29, 2006.

 2003 - 2005



WASP Deanie Parrish & Wings Across America--Miltary Officer Magazine, 2005


WASP Deanie Parrish featured member, back cover of USAA Magazine, 2005




"The Women Airforce Service Pilots: Honoring Their Service" The Arnold Air Letter--Fall 2004 Volume 56, Issue 1


Veterans Notebook:  "60 Years Later"  by Richard Smith   Published Feb. 23, 2004, Waco Tribune Herald


Women Pilots Honored (Texas Aviation Hall of Fame) Nov. 2004



 1999 - 2002




Belle Amoire's Ad--created by Advertising Director Diana Akroyd, appearing in the winter 02 edition of 'Belle Amoire' Catalogue


WASP Pilot Chronicles Women Pilots Aviation  Contributions Air Force News Article by Airman 1st Class Susan McQueary  March





"Lyrical History" Waco Tribune Herald article on Wings Across America's "Marching Songs of the WASP  April, 2001




"Sites Honor Women Pioneers in Aviation" New York Times  August 10, 2000      Great review on WASP on the WEB


"Taking Flight"  Baylor Line Magazine, Spring, 2000  Ruth Helm




"She Has Her Wings"  Oct. 10, 1999
Waco Tribune Herald front page article on Sister Teresa and her trip to Texas





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