June In Review

Half of 2023 has come and gone!

June was an incredible month for the Airpower Foundation as we worked with friends of the foundation at fundraisers, events, and more! We are eager for the remainder of 2023 as we ramp up for Sky Ball XXI!

Terry Fator Joins the Mission as Headliner for Sky Ball XXI!

Mark your calendars! Sky Ball XXI is 11/16/2023 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX!

Terry Fator – world famous ventriloquist and philanthropist has Joined the Mission as the Headliner for Sky Ball XXI!

We know that this Sky Ball is one that you do not want to miss. Join us with Terry Fator at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX for Sky Ball XXI! Corporate sponsorships are still available!


Thank You Snow King Ranch!

Thank you to the generosity of Donna Snow King and Rex King with Snow King Ranch for hosting such a fabulous fundraiser on June 2nd, 2023 benefitting the Airpower Foundation! Donna and Rex were able to raise some serious funds for the Airpower Foundation along with a haul of canned goods to stock the food pantry at the NAS JRB Fort Worth with great music, the fabulous Rodeo Royalty, and some delicious B-B-Q from Cooper’s! Thank you to everyone that came out to support, it was a wonderful evening!

Thank You Fort Worth Air Power Council!

What an incredible night thanks to our friends at the Fort Worth Air Power Council!

On June 15th, the Los Portales Patio at Joe T. Garcias was packed full to support our military here in North Texas. Entertainers Austin Allsup, Andrew Sevener, War Hippies, Brice Long, Frank Meyers, Jason Sever, Randy Brown and Sarah Hobbs, entertained all of the patrons of the evening! Bonus – Frank Meyers and Jason Sever created a special song with Don Graves to help make an unforgettable evening! Panther Music Night was created and hosted by the Fort Worth Air Power Council to raise funds to specifically grant morale and welfare programs at the NAS JRB Fort Worth Base. The support for our military is strong in North Texas. Thank you again to the Fort Worth Air Power Council for hosting an evening that we hope becomes an annual event!

Scooter Brown of War Hippies with Airpower Foundation Advisory Board Member and President of American Hat Company Keith Mundee

Austin Allsup with Lu Eppes, Former Airpower Foundation Chairman Sid Eppes and friend of Austin Allsup

Kevin Fahlund & Airpower Foundation Ambassador Don Graves with autographed song auction item winners

Robert Irvine Foundation Charity Golf Tournament and iBOT Giveaway

Vice-Chairman Jim Darwin and Airpower Foundation Board Member Charlie Cripliver represented the Airpower Foundation at the Robert Irvine Foundation’s Charity Golf Tournament in mid-June. At Sky Ball XX, the Airpower Foundation presented a $50,000 check thanks to sponsor Lockheed Martin to Chef Irvine to find and help a worthy veteran in need of an iBOT mobility device and this golf tournament is where Chef Irvine announced his candidate – US Army Veteran Zach Jones.

Thank you to Lockheed Martin and all corporate Sky Ball sponsors for the support that changes the lives of our service members and our veterans across the nation!

Check Presentation from The Women’s Club of Fort Worth

Thank you to The Women’s Club of Fort Worth for your generous donation!  It is because of patriotic citizens like you that we are able to serve our military community and fight food insecurity here in North Texas. 

Fort Worth Women’s Luncheon

It was an honor to attend the Women’s Luncheon with Trophy Club Mayor Jeannette Tiffany, Congresswoman Kay Granger, Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker and Texas General Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, M.D. It is a privilege to work with community leaders as well as federal to spread the mission of the Airpower Foundation and garner support. Thank you to all who made this possible. 

Airpower Foundation Welcomes Rick Irving to Ambassador Team

Longtime support of the Airpower Foundation and Photographer and Photojournalist Extraordinare Rick Irving officially joins the Airpower Foundation Ambassador Team.

Rick Irving is a native of Fort Worth, an Vietnam Era Army Veteran, a Real Estate Broker, a Photojournalist, Visual Storyteller and Podcaster. He retired from Lockheed Martin after a 34 year career in Aerospace. His journey into photography started in 2017, when he attended Roll Call, a monthly Veterans luncheon and took pictures. A passion soon developed to capture images of people who make up the country we call the United States of America.

He volunteers his time and talent in photography and has served over 100 Military, Veteran, First Responder and Gold Star Family related non-profit organizations, documenting events and telling stories with pictures. Rick serves on the Board of Directors for Roll Call, Fort Worth Airpower Council and Freedom Mobility Foundation and as an advisor for Holidays and Heroes, and as an Ambassador for the Airpower Foundation. He is the official photographer for Texas Golden Gloves and Staff Photographer for Texas Country Music Association. He is Co-host of Hometown Heroes weekly video podcast.

Married for over 51 years to his high school Sweetheart and fellow Army Veteran Susan, they have 4 children, 4 grandchildren. He is the owner and

Broker of My Texas Home Real Estate, a local Real Estate company.

Your donation dollars at work funded a college scholarship this month!


Our Contact Information
Airpower Foundation
PO Box 8728
Fort Worth, TX 76124