Academic journal article Air Power History

From the President

Academic journal article Air Power History

From the President

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Dear Members,

We recently added new members to the Foundation's leadership: Gen Ralph E. Eberhart, USAF (Ret); Maj Gen Charles W. Lyon, USAF (Ret); Maj Gen John L. Barry, USAF (Ret); and Col Stephen E. Newbold, USAF (Ret). They join other dedicated, energetic and selfless Board members and bring superb perspectives to the challenges and opportunities facing the Foundation. Lt Col Steve Gress, USAF (Ret) stepped up to serve as our Treasurer, in lieu of long-serving Tom Owens. I am grateful to departing Board members Gen Lloyd "Fig" Newton, USAF (Ret); Maj Gen T.C. Jones, USAF (Ret); and Col Dick Anderegg, USAF (Ret), who contributed in many significant ways to AFHF.

The Board and staff are working on a number of projects intended to honor and amplify the 75th anniversary of the Air Force in 2022. Among these projects are production of a commemorative coin and welcome updates on the Foundation's coffee-table-sized books. We are pursuing grant funding to realize the concept of a "plug-and-play" USAF history course that could be marketed to various professional military schools, ROTC, etc. We are excited about this and hope to see it to fruition.

In the immediate future, the Foundation will again have a booth at the Air Force Association Air Space and Cyber Conference, September 16-18 at National Harbor, MD. If this conference is on your calendar, please drop by and spend some time with us!

On October 9th, the Air Force Historical Foundation will present this year's prestigious awards at our annual Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA beginning with a reception at 5:00 PM. …

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