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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2018 Scholarships

Autumn Walters

Autumn Walters

THE ELECTRONIC ATTACK COMMUNITY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by

The Prowler Association

Awarded To

Autumn Walters

Culver City, California

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Scholarship Description

This scholarship is presented by the members of the Electronic Attack Community to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country while flying a Navy electronic attack aircraft which includes the EA-3B, EKA-6A, EA-6B and EA-18G.  An integral part of Naval Aviation for over 50 years, these aircraft have flown missions in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Grenada, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf.  Crews flying these aircraft specialized in suppression of enemy radar and communications systems to enable strike and fighter aircraft to reach their targets.  The United States has lost 57 aviators in these aircraft; this scholarship is to honor their memory and sacrifice.