Native American 'WASP' to be honored at Ellsworth AFB

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (KEVN TV) - Ellsworth Air Force Base will hold a memorialization ceremony and dedication on Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. The Airfield Operations Building will be dedicated in honor of the late Ola “Millie” Rexroat.

The building will be named the “Millie Rexroat Building” and will house air traffic control and other air related agencies. A plaque will be on display in the building lobby.

Rexroat served as a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) corps. She served in the United States Air Force Reserves as a captain, working as an air traffic controller. Rexroat was a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and is the only WASP member of Native American decent.