The Airpower Foundation was proud to join our partner, American Airlines, for a special honor flight from the Oshkosh EAA Air show to Washington D.C. with 105 Vietnam Veterans. The Veterans were treated to a day in DC visiting the Vietnam Wall, the American History Museum, and then a stop at Arlington National Cemetery before […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to sponsor the second annual Celebration of Freedom at Irving High School, along with our partners at American Airlines, honoring all who served in Vietnam. The evening included special presentations by Vietnam Veteran Allen Clark, who lost both legs due to a mortar attack, and Ken Cordier who spent […]
The Airpower Foundation was honored to join American Airlines, Boeing, and the USO to sponsor a special luncheon in conjunction with a week of activities in recognition of Medal of Honor Day 2015. 27 Medal of Honor Recipients were flown on a special American Airlines chartered aircraft from NY to Washington DC where we hosted […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to sponsor a special recognition ceremony for the 301st as they took a moment to reflect on and congratulate the superior achievements of its Airmen AND civilian family on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Award Categories were: Civilian, Airman, Noncommissioned Officer, Senior Noncommissioned Officer, First Sergeant, Company Grade Officer, Field Grade […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to once again help sponsor Veterans Night with the Texas Rangers! We were honored to also have with us our dear friend and supporter John Ratzenberger, who cooked for all our Veteran guests before the game, and then threw out the ceremonial first pitch!
The Airpower Foundation was proud to attend the 70th anniversary of D-Day and help sponsor a special celebration in the town of Picauville France to honor our brave WWII veterans who landed there 70 years ago on that day, June 6th, 1944. Many WWII veterans were also in attendance at the special ceremony.
From Nov 7th through Nov 11th of 2014, American Airlines Veterans Initiatives, MGM Resorts International, the USO, and the Airpower Foundation hosted 80 Wounded Veterans and their significant other to a four day Veteran’s Day weekend celebration in Las Vegas for our 5th Annual ‘Salute to the Troops’. For the fifth year in a row, […]
Son of fallen Soldier receives special tribute written by Maj. Randy Stillinger The gun salute is an honor given to those who have sacrificed their lives in defense of our country. This three-volley salute is traditionally followed by the playing of Taps and the presentation of an American flag that was draped over the coffin. […]
The Airpower Foundation was honored to help sponsor Hollywood Salutes Heroes, presented by the Gary Sinise Foundation during the week of the Oscars. The event was a three-day adventure, taking place throughout Southern California for over 80 of our nation’s wounded heroes. Each of the service members on the trip have been long term patients […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to host friends and families of the foundation in a special VIP tent at the 2014 Airpower Expo at the NAS JRB in Fort Worth! Please enjoy the pictures from the two days! We were also proud to be able to draw the lucky winners for our […]
The Airpower foundation, along with American Airlines, and their Veterans Initiatives Team, were proud to host a special leadership briefing given by Brigadier General Clay Hutmacher. We were also honored to have Gary Sinise in attendance, along with America’s Tenor, Steve Amerson. Please enjoy the photos below from the briefing and Gary’s visit to American […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to sponsor a dinner in support of our friend and partner, the Gary Sinise Foundation, to help raise money for GySgt Travis Green and his new smart home. Those who graciously donated were also treated to a VIP movie screening of Forrest Gump with Gary Sinise at LOOK Cinema in […]
The Airpower Foundation, along with our partner, American Airlines, was proud to sponsor a freedom celebration event along side the Irving High School Junior ROTC program to inspire students across the DFW Metroplex with messages of patriotism, sacrifice, and over coming severe challenges to succeed in life. We were honored to have in attendance Medal […]
The “Salute to the Warrior” celebration was a great success and included a celebrity double header; made up of celebrities as well as former and current professional athletes from Major League Baseball and the National Football League. Some of the athletes who participated were Patrick Crayton, Cory Procter and Isaiah Stanback formerly of the Dallas […]
Snowball Express is the largest recipient of the funds raised through American Airlines Sky Ball, and this year the Airpower Foundation was honored to present the organization with a check for $130,000 to help bring nearly 1,800 children and surviving spouses to North Texas to create hope and new memories for the children of our […]
The Airpower Foundation was honored to help sponsor a welcome dinner reception for the families and friends of the American Airlines flight crew members who passed on September 11, 2001. They were all in town for a special ceremony at the C.R. Smith museum for the return of a pair of Flight Attendant […]
The Airpower Foundation was proud to sponsor a special screening of the movie Lone Survivor at LOOK Cinema’s in Dallas. Photos by Rob Kyker and Jonathan Silverberg.
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.