28th Bomb Wing dedicates airfield operations building in honor of Ola 'Millie' Rexroat

Ola "Millie" Rexroat

Ola "Millie" Rexroat was a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) corps and, after the WASP was disbanded, she went on to serve as an air traffic controller in the USAF Reserves, as a captain. A records review revealed she was the only WASP of Native American Descent, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe from Pine Ridge Indian reservation, (Courtesy photo)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Ola Mildred Rexroat attends the 2010 Independence Day celebration at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, July 3. Mrs. Rexroat served as a Woman Air Service pilot during World War II.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Corey Hook)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Ola Mildred Rexroat attends the 2010 Independence Day celebration at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, July 3. Mrs. Rexroat served as a Woman Air Service pilot during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Corey Hook)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D --

The 28th Bomb Wing will dedicate the Airfield Operations Building in honor of the late Ola "Millie" Rexroat during a memorialization ceremony at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Oct. 2, 2017, at 9 a.m.

A plaque with Rextroat’s laser-engraved photo and contributions will be placed on the wall, in the building’s main lobby. 

Rexroat was a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) corps and, after the WASP was disbanded, she went on to serve as an air traffic controller in the USAF Reserves, as a captain. A records review revealed she was the only WASP of Native American Descent, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe from Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

The building, which will officially be name the “Millie Rexroat Building,” houses various airfield-related agencies, to include air traffic control.