Air Force Historical Foundation 2008 awards banquet.


The Air Force Historical Foundation proudly announces its 2008 annual awards banquet will be held on Monday, October 6, 2008, at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia. Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, is the featured guest speaker. The Foundation will present four prestigious awards during the banquet, including:

The second annual General Carl A. "Tooey" Spaatz Award for sustained, significant contributions to the making of Air Force history to Maj. Gen. John R. Alison, USAFR (Ret.), a member of the World War II Flying Tigers and of the Air Commandos. The second annual Major General I. B. Holley Award for sustained, significant contributions to the research, interpretation, and documentation of Air Force history to Brig. Gen. Alfred F. Hurley, USAF (Ret.), PhD, who was a long-time chair of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Department of History and who recently retired as long-time President of the University of North Texas System. The Foundation also will present its Air Power History "Best Article Award" to Lt. Col. Donald R. Baucom, USAF (Ret.), PhD, for his two-part series, "Wakes of War: Contrails and the Rise of Air Power, 1918-1945," in Air Power History, Summer and Fall 2007 issues. The "Best Book Award" reviewed in Air Power History goes to Col. Stephen Po Randolph, USAF (Ret.), PhD, for Powerful and Brutal Weapons: Nixon, Kissinger, and the...

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