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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2018 Scholarships

Avery Smith

Avery Smith

NAVAL AVIATORS’ WIVES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP; “THE TOUGHEST JOB IN THE NAVY”

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In memory of dedicated wives who have departed the pattern before their spouses.

Awarded To

Avery Smith

Austin, Texas

Auburn University

Scholarship Description

Founded by Dan Rainey in memory of Georgia Rainey, Jay Yakeley in memory of Cathy Yakeley, Gil Rud in memory of Barbara Rud, Phil Anselmo in memory of Arlene Anselmo, Keith Schmidt in Memory of Norma Jean Schmidt

These wonderful ladies stayed home and minded the front while their husbands deployed. They raised the children, held support groups and other leadership feats and did it superbly, allowing their husbands to perform duties knowing their families were safe. These women mentored many wives and continue to be examples for those who support their aviators and their careers. Their legacy is with us forever, and the founders of this scholarship are pleased to present this award in their memory.