The Airpower Foundation has had a BUSY March! Military coordination for the American Rodeo, touring Fort Hood with a senior leadership, attending the Celebration and Groundbreaking of the National Medal of Honor Museum and reviewing multiple grant requests. See a short recap of all the great work this month right here.
The first weekend in March found us with our new friends at the American Rodeo National Championship at AT&T Stadium. The Airpower Foundation was privileged to organize 85 service men and women volunteers from all over North Texas, Fort Hood and even Oklahoma, where this team took part in the flag ceremony during the National Anthem. We made great use of our GIANT American flag!
Special guests for the afternoon were our friends and former Vietnam Veteran POWs, Ken Cordier, Mo Baker, Mike McGrath, and Medal of Honor Recipient Flo Groberg. Each of these heroes were recognized on the arena floor in front of a packed AT&T Stadium who gave all of them the longest standing ovation of the day.
Many members of the Airpower Foundation Board and Advisors had a great opportunity to visit Fort Hood. Our long-term sponsor, Greyhound Bus Lines, donated a bus to take our group down south for a few days. Thank you Greyhound! The group received a warm welcome, an update on Fort Hood current operations, tours of many areas of the base, a special preview of the Mounted Warriors Museum that will be opening this summer and the opportunity to talk with leadership and the soldiers about how the Airpower Foundation can help the programs that would best serve them. Fort Hood soldiers have a high ops tempo and with the support of our donors we are able to fund many programs that help these wonderful families.
National Medal of Honor Museum Celebration and Ground Breaking
On the eve before the National Medal of Honor Museum groundbreaking a celebration was held with 13 of our nation’s Medal of Honor Recipients along with four World War II Veterans and the unveiling of a special airplane, called Flagship Valor in American Airlines Hangar 5 at the DFW airport.
On National Medal of Honor Day, March 25th, the Museum’s groundbreaking took place at it’s new home. This is a milestone for the City of Arlington Texas to have the National Medal of Honor Museum located here. The groundbreaking was attended by dignitaries and patriots from around the country including President George Bush, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and 15 Medal of Honor Recipients.
For a great article about how the Airpower Foundation was integral to the Medal of Honor Museum finding it’s home in Arlington Texas, click this link to the article in the Arlington Living Magazine from November 2019.
Many programs were funded to support morale and welfare programs for our military families. Pictured above are a few shots of the Return from Deployment Homecoming for our local MAG 41 at the NAS FW JRB.
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