The Airpower Foundation, along with American Airlines, Envoy, The Gary Sinise Foundation, and Disney, was proud to help support an amazing trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando for a special group of service members and their families.

Families were flown on a donated American Eagle aircraft provided by Envoy, with an all volunteer flight crew, to Orlando from Washington D.C.  This trip was also a much needed escape from the hospital, and an opportunity to spend quality family time together at the happiest place on earth!  Unfortunately, each of the service members on the trip with their families are currently at Walter Reed / Bethesda Medical Center, and are battling terminal cancer.

Providing them with the ultimate Disney experience anyone could possibly have, the resort rolled out the red carpet, and gave them a vacation they will never forget. Each family had a private escort, and even a private cart to take them around all the theme parks in record time!  And those long lines for the rides…  Not for our families! They were escorted to the front of each line, and were able to immediately board any ride or attraction they wanted!  They were truly treated like royalty, and created many special memories together.  The Airpower Foundation is honored to have helped make this special trip possible for them.  Also much thanks to Walt Disney World for all they did to make this trip so spectacular for these families!


We would like to sincerely thank all of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who help support the Airpower Foundation, and Sky Ball.  Without your generous sponsorships, donations, and all the volunteers who work so hard all year round, events such as this, and the impact they make for our service members and their families, simply would not be possible.

The American Airlines Sky Ball XV Gala will be held on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017.  We will honor the American Veteran, with a special emphasis on inspiring students, along with the Medal of Honor Foundation, on the important concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity, citizenship, and how these values can be exemplified in daily life.

Please visit for details on how you can sponsor, get tickets, and be a part of this spectacular event!  Through the fundraising efforts of Sky Ball, we are able to make trips and memories such as this, and many more possible!!  In addition to supporting our nation’s military, veterans, wounded, ill, or injured service members, their families, and the families of our fallen military heroes.  All thanks to your support!!

Please enjoy some photos from this amazing trip:

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