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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Join us on November 7th for a Veterans Day Celebration at the Boettcher House Museum

In honor of Veterans Day the Boettcher House Museum Board cordially invites you to attend the honoring of those who have served and are serving, in times of peace and in time of war. Please join us Sunday, November 7th at 1:00 pm at the Boettcher House Museum in Landis Woods to celebrate them.

Col Betty Price, LtCol Johnita C. Wood and LtCol Megan Lippert will be our guests to share their stores and eyewitness accounts of history where they served this Nation.

There is no admission fee for this event.

Location: 2369 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601


LtCol Megan LippertMKL Capt USAF

LtCol Megan Lippert is currently serving in the US Air Force Reserve as a Liaison Officer to Civil Air Patrol. She is a Command Pilot with over 3,000 hours in the C-17 and T-1, including 600 combat hours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). Previous assignments include Director of Staff- 932 Airlift Wing, Action Officer-US Transportation Command, Undergraduate Pilot Training Instructor (T-1), and Instructor Aircraft Commander in the C-17.

LtCol Lippert is a graduate of Manheim Township High School. She entered the Air Force in 2001, following graduation from The Ohio State University and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Johnita C. Wood, LtCol, USMCRJohnita C Wood

Johnita C. Wood, LtCol, USMCR was born in central Ohio to parents that had both served this Nation’s military. Her Father was a career Marine in WWI and WWII. Her Mother served in the United States Naval Reserves with Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) during WWII.

LtCol Wood enrolled in Woman Officer Candidate School while a student at Bowling Green State University and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant following graduation in March of 1973.     She entered into active-duty service August 1973, and served as a Weather Service Officer at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC from 1974 through 1976.  

Her husband, Barry Wood, served as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. They came to Lancaster in 1978 when he was hired by Armstrong as a corporate pilot. After active duty she joined a Marine Reserve unit at Naval Air Station Willow Grove as a Weather Service Officer. Her career then led her to the Marine Wing Support Group at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, north of Detroit, Mi. LtCol Wood mobilized at Marine Corps Air Station New River, NC in 1991 in support of Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm. LtCol Wood ended her career with the Marine Training Unit in Harrisburg, retiring in 1996 after 24 years of service.

Colonel Betty PriceCol Betty Price

Colonel Betty Price

Top photo: Col Betty Price with her parents, and the late General Colin Powell.
Bottom photo: U.S. Secretary of Defense, Richard Cheney, pinning on her LtCol bars.

Throughout most of her career, Col Betty Price, USAF, Ret, served in intelligence and policy-making fields. The first six years of her career, however, were spent in special duty assignments at Headquarters Recruiting Service and the Air Force Academy where she was directly involved in planning for the significant opening of career opportunities for women. Following these special duties, her assignments included a year in South Korea, 4 tours in Washington (one was on the personal staff of Sec Dec Cheney), 4 months in Turkey overseeing intelligence related to Iraq, schools at Stanford University (for her Master’s), at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and at the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama. She also served as commander of the 480th Intelligence Group at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia.  

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, November 7th, at the Boettcher House Museum.

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