The National WASP WWII Museum is dedicated to honoring the life and legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots and preserving the legacy of Avenger Field on which most of them trained. Our mission is to educate and inspire all current and future generations with the story of the WASP – the first women to fly America’s military aircraft -women who brought honor to our nation and forever changed the role of women in military and civilian aviation.
The values below reflect Museum practices that are already in place and those that are still evolving.
- To recognize the WASP as the first women to fly for America’s military and their role in opening doors for Legacy Pilots.
- To inspire people, young and old, to embrace the stories of the WASP that speak to their honor, loyalty, patriotism, and service.
- To call people, young and old, to action using the footprints of the WASP to overcome personal, societal, and technological barriers in their own lives for a purpose greater than themselves.
- To interact with diverse audiences to help them understand modern-day relevance of America’s involvement in WWII with an emphasis on women’s roles in aviation technology.
- To deliver first-class student educational programs to inspire students, particularly young women, to choose careers in aviation using science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) interactive displays and curriculum.
- Create and maintain a first-class museum campus with displays and aircraft.
- Engage national and diverse audiences through physical and digital access to our collections, exhibits, and oral histories through outreach, media, and Museum experiences.
- Provide cultural tourism to strengthen the economic and community development of Sweetwater and West Texas.