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 row, American Airlines donated a special 757 chartered aircraft to bring 140 wounded ill or injured service members and a guest to Las Vegas to celebrate Veterans day weekend.  Activities included a heroes welcome at the Mirage which was our home for the weekend.  From there our guests enjoyed the Secret Garden at the Mirage, the shark reef at Mandalay Bay, a private dinner with Gary Sinise at Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory, an amazing concert with Phil Vandel opening and then Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band on Fremont Street! Sunday our nations heroes flew up and down the Las Vegas Strip thanks to Sundance Helicopters, and then enjoyed an amazing meal at Smith & Wollensky steak house.  From there they enjoyed Michael Jackson One at Mandalay Bay.  On Monday after a tour of Hover  Dam, and a great Dinner at the Mirage, our dear friend and supporter of all who serve, Terry Fator put on an amazing show for everyone!  The final day included a wonderful brunch at Mandalay Bay before heading back on our donated American Airlines charter and the all volunteer flight crew who took such good care of everyone all weekend long!  A huge thank you to all those who volunteered their time and resources to make this weekend possible!

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