The Airpower Foundation is proud to host one of four Bob Hope Award Gala’s in the nation to support the Medal of Honor Foundation, which in turn helps fund their Character Development Program. The gala honors an individual in the entertainment industry who has gone above and beyond to support our nation’s military through entertainment. […]
Raymond Haerry was born November 28, 1921, in Patterson, New Jersey. After high school, he was accepted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), but ran away from home to join the Navy and landed in the middle of history. He was 18 years old when he enlisted in 1940. In September of that year, he […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to host a special luncheon for our nation’s Medal of Honor recipients in Washington D.C. on March 25th, 2017, in recognition for National Medal of Honor Day. The recipients were flown from New York City to Washington D.C. on a donated American Airlines charter with an all volunteer flight crew. […]
The largest recipient of funds from the Airpower Foundation raised at American Airlines Sky Ball is donated to Snowball Express, serving the children of our fallen military heroes. Since 2006, the mission of Snowball Express has been a simple, yet profoundly important one: Provide hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes […]
On March 1st, 2017, The Airpower Foundation hosted a special BBQ meal for all three shifts for the employees of American Airlines Hangar #5, the home of Sky Ball. Because of the incredible support of the hangar staff we are able to host Sky Ball at the hangar while they take it out of service […]
On February 28th, 2017, The Airpower Foundation was proud to partner with the Gary Sinise Foundation and American Airlines to present a special sendoff celebration at Grapevine High School for the beginning of Soaring Valor. Students and WWII veterans traveled on a donated American Airlines aircraft with an all volunteer flight crew to New Orleans to […]
The most decorated officer in the history of the 82nd Airborne division, James “Maggie” Megellas, will celebrate his 100th birthday on March 11, 2017. Our dear friend, and Maggie’s, Tony Orlando was able to make a stop in Dallas and the Airpower Foundation was honored to help support an early 100th birthday celebration in his […]
In June of 2008 while conducting operations in Iraq, Gary’s helicopter suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure and crash-landed. As a result of the hard landing, Gary suffered a broken back at L1 and was instantly paralyzed below the waist. After only three months of recovery he returned to duty and culminated his career in the […]
From December 4th – 9th, The Airpower Foundation was honored to help support a trip to Pearl Harbor, along with American Airlines, the Gary Sinise Foundation, and the Greatest Generation Foundation, where 80 survivors were flown on an aircraft donated by American Airlines with an all volunteer flight crew to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of […]
Sky Ball has grown from a single evening fundraising dinner, to a three-day weekend of events honoring our nations military and their families. No other event in the country matches the size and scope of American Airlines Sky Ball. Last year the weekend began with the Medal of Honor Societies Bob Hope award Gala Thursday […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to partner with American Airlines, MGM Resorts International, The Gary Sinise Foundation, Terry Fator, USO Metro, Greyhound, Sundance Helicopters, Smith & Wollensky, The Fremont Street Experience, NCOA, Friends of Freedom, and many additional partners and supporters to present Salute to the Troops 2016! For the 8th year in a […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to help sponsor Veterans Night with the Texas Rangers along with American Airlines. We were honored to have Medal of Honor Recipient, Don “Doc” Ballard to join us as he threw out the first pitch along with Lee Greenwood who also sang God Bless the USA and the National […]
The Airpower Foundation was honored to host a special visit to Hurlburt Field, visiting the men and women of our U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command. Special guests included Medal of Honor Recipient, Bob Patterson, and Vietnam Purple Heart Recipient, Mr. Dave Roever. A big thank you to our partner, Envoy, who once again […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to sponsor a special Flying Aces reunion weekend honoring our nations WWII era Ace Fighter pilots for a weekend of activities, including a lunch and tour of American Airlines’ Operations center, Flight Academy, and Flight Attendant training center on Friday. Saturday included a special black tie gala with Mr. Ross […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to host some of our sponsors, volunteers, and military families, along with Medal of Honor Recipient Don “Doc” Ballard, for an amazing few days of visiting Navy units in San Diego. Visits included a tour of the USS Midway Museum, The USS Makin Island, the USS Alexandria, and to the […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to host many members of the military, families, supporters, and volunteers at the 2016 Airpower Expo Air Show hosted at the NAS Fort Worth JRB! The air show featured numerous amazing aviators and was headlined by the always inspiring, Blue Angels!
In honor of Black History month, the Airpower Foundation and American Airlines presented the screening of, The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of A Second Class Hero on February 3, 2015 at Grapevine high school in the morning, Colleyville Heritage High School in the afternoon, and an evening viewing at the C.R. Smith Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. […]
The Airpower Foundation receives many funding request that are reviewed by the Board of Directors each month. Requests come from the numerous local military installations and support organizations from across the country. These grants are made possible by the generosity of our Sky Ball sponsors.
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The Airpower Foundation was founded by the nation’s oldest military support organization, The Fort Worth Airpower Council, to be a nationwide non-profit dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard families. The Foundation also supports projects for children who have lost a parent in the war, wounded warriors and veterans.