The Women Air Force Service Pilots, or W.A.S.P. were a group of over 1,000 female pilots
who delivered supplies from aircraft factories to military bases during World War II. Because they were women, they were not considered members of the military, and they did not receive veteran status until 1977. Now these pilots will have a street renamed in their honour in Fort Worth, Texas. The street will be called W.A.S.P Court, and the renaming ceremony, held on Thursday at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, was attended by two original pilots, including one from Austin. The W.A.S.P pilots also received a Congressional Gold Medal in March 2010.