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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2018 Scholarships

Kylie Ostermeyer

Kylie Ostermeyer

LCDR KIERON “TATER” O’CONNER, BLUE ANGELS, MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by

Jon R. Winthrop, Chairman and CEO, The Air Group, Inc., Van Nuys, California

Awarded To

Kylie Ostermeyer

Papillion, Nebraska

Truman State University

Scholarship Description

This scholarship is awarded in memory of LT Kieron O’Connor, USN, who was killed 28 October 1999. Kieron was a native of Burtonsville, Maryland, and graduated from the Catholic University of American in 1988 with a Master’s Degree in Accounting. Commissioned through AOCS, he received his wings of gold in October 1990. Kieron flew the FA-18 with VFA-106, VFA-81 and VFA-131. Kieron joined The Blue Angels in September 1998 and accumulated more than 2,000 flight hours and 295 arrested landings.