Woman Pilot Ambassador Awards
Dawn Rochow Balden Seymour WASP
Lt. Col Nicole Malachowski – USAF Thunderbird.
Dawn Rochow Balden Seymour
WASP WWII – Class 43-5
Dawn Rochow was from Pittsford, New York and learned to fly in the Cadet Training Program while attending Cornell University in New York.
Dawn was one of the few WASP who completed training on the four-engine B-17. She was only 26 and logged over 700 hours in the B-17.
After the WASP reunited, Dawn was elected their first President. She also served as President of the WASP Memorial Committee and helped the WASP gain Veteran Status. Later the committee was successful having a stamp issued for Jacqueline Cochran, director of the WASP Program.
Dawn currently lives in Upstate New York on one of the Finger Lakes.
Major Nicole Malachowski USAF
Nicole M. E. Malachowski is a Major in the United States Air Force with over 2,100 flying hours. She flew the F-15E Strike Eagle in three operational fighter squadrons, gaining combat hours in Operation Deliberate Force and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and helped provide air cover over Baghdad, Iraq, on the day of Iraq’s election in.
Major Nicole Malachowski flew the No. 3 jet as the right wing pilot in the Thunderbirds diamond formation. She was the first female pilot on the demonstration team. Her call sign is “FiFi”.
She recently completed an assignment as a White House Fellow for 2008 – 2009 and was assigned to the General Services Administration.