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 our Foundation.
Since our last communication to you we presented the Foundation's most esteemed awards on October 8th. On a picture-perfect afternoon at the Air Force Memorial, we gave the 19th Airlift Wing of Little Rock AFB the 2014 Doolittle Award for its sustained superior record in multiple conflicts. Later that evening we presented General Lloyd "Fig" Newton, USAF (Ret), with the Spaatz Award, honoring him for his lifetime contribution to the making of air power history. We also honored Colonel Walter J. Boyne, USAF (Ret) with our Holley Award for his lifetime contribution in documenting air power and aviation history. Five of the original Tuskegee Airmen, a World War II Honor Flight from central Missouri, and numerous other leaders and dignitaries graced the event. You can catch the highlights and see pictures on the Foundation web site and on pages 62 and 63.
And speaking of the Foundation web site, we recently completed numerous upgrades to this member service. The Book Review section in Air Power History, one of our most strongly praised features, has now been expanded on the website to include an up-to-date listing of books available for review. If you are interested, please contact us to become a reviewer. Also added to the website is a Wall of Memory feature, enabling all of us to recognize a comrade, loved one, or friend with a donation to the Air Force Historical Foundation. Please check out these new features at: www.afhistoricalfoundation.org, where you can also read the Foundation's full year-end summary of 2014.
It is with great regret that we must say good bye to the longtime editor of our journal Air Power History, Mr. Jack...