Otto on AFA Lifetime Achievement Award, Becoming a ‘Rosie the Riveter’


Elinor Otto, the nation’s longest-working Rosie the Riveter and a 2017 Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, discusses what the honor means to her, how she entered the aerospace industry and her experience working at the Rohr Aircraft Coproration during Part 1 of her interview at AFA’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show near Washington. Otto, a first-generation Rosie the Riveter, worked in the aircraft business for 68 years, until she was laid off by Boeing in 2015. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with AFA.

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