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 […]
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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 […]
From Nov 13th through Nov 17th of 2015, 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 7th Annual ‘Salute to the Troops’. For the seventh year in a row, […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
This was the fifth year in a row in which the Airpower Foundation was proud to sponsor the Salute to the Troops wounded service member Veteran’s day weekend trip to Las Vegas along with our good friends at American Airlines, MGM Resorts International and the USO. This annual trip includes a special […]
The Airpower foundation was honored to host a send off dinner the evening before the departure of the Kilimanjario Warriors. Through the fundraising efforts of American Airlines Sky Ball XI, the Airpower Foundation was able to fund a trip for these wounded service members to climb the mountain. They are a […]
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.