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Enid Woodring Airport Director Receives First Geraldyn Cobb Award

Post Date:11/08/2019 7:21 AM

Oklahoma Military Aviation Distinguished Service

ENID, OK (November 8, 2019) -

Deirdre Gurry, airport director for Enid Woodring Regional Airport, receives the 2019 Geraldyn Cobb Award of Oklahoma Military Aviation Distinguished Service from The Ninety-Nines, Inc.

Deirdre Gurry with Award

On November 1st, the 3rd Annual Oklahoma Women In Aviation and Aerospace Day celebration, sponsored by AAR, was held at Will Rogers Airport. During this event, the Oklahoma Chapter of The 99’s and organizers of the Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day event presented the first ever Geraldyn Cobb Award. The award was made to honor those who have excelled in their vocation and dedication to military aviation progress and development in the state.

Ms. Gurry said, “I am very humbled by winning this award. It has been amazing to watch this event grow over the last 3 years, and I am so excited to see Oklahoma reach out to the aviation community. Seeing the great number of young women in attendance is really wonderful and I hope that we can continue to reach out to people, young and old, to inspire them to follow their dreams.”

City Manager Jerald Gilbert said, “We are very excited and proud of Deirdre receiving this prestigious award! The City is blessed to have someone with her experience and background serving as the Airport Director at Woodring Regional Airport!”

About The Ninety-Nines

The Ninety-Nines® is an international organization of licensed women pilots from 44 countries with headquarters at the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, OK. The organization promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships and mutual support, while honoring its unique history and sharing its passion for flight.

About Deirdre Gurry

Deirdre Gurry, a native of Pennsylvania, was commissioned in 1999 through the Air Force ROTC program at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She served as the Commander of the 8th Flying Training Squadron and was a T-6 Instructor and Evaluator for the base. Gurry retired from active duty August 1, 2019 at Vance Air Force Base. She now serves as the airport director for Enid Woodring Regional Airport (KWDG) in Enid, Oklahoma.

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