August 10, 2014
As always, let me thank you for the part each of you has played in the history and legacy of Air Power across the decades, and for your generous contributions to the Foundation. We are particularly gratified with your response to this year's all-digital vote for our new Board of Directors. For some this was a more difficult process than the traditional filling out of a ballot and returning it by mail, and we thank you for making this effort.
We are welcoming as new Board members four fine individuals who will, I am certain, make great contributions to the Foundation: retired Lt. Generals Christopher D. Miller and Stephen G. Wood; Mr. Daniel R. Sitterly, currently serving as the Principal Deputy Assistant, Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), and retired Colonel Tom Owens. I too was re-elected to the Board, and am honored to continue to serving as the Foundation's president and chairman of the board.
Our most important communication to you concerns this year's celebration of the Foundation's 60th Anniversary. This is a year-long celebration that started with a July 9th gala at the Army and Navy Country Club. We were honored to have as our special guest the legendary pilot Mr. Bob Hoover. Bob regaled us with great stories of early aviation, and his unique experiences in World War II and as a test pilot during the formative years of our Air Force. Guests in attendance were also treated to the initial distribution of our 60th Anniversary Commemorative edition of Air Power History, sure to be a collector's item in the future. This commemorative edition features articles from the near and far past, as well as some notable writings from senior leaders, historians of note, and Air Power enthusiasts. Please contact us at the office or go to the Foundation web site to secure your own copy of this special publication.
This fall will also be an active time for us. On...