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 […]
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 the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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.