Dear members and friends of the Foundation:
As we start our 63rd fiscal year of operation, it is a profound privilege for me to "take the stick" of this distinguished organization. All of us owe a great deal of gratitude to our departing President and Chairman, Dale Meyerrose. General Meyerrose served throughout his long tenure with energy, vision and dedication--and he made a real and lasting difference in the viability of the Air Force Historical Foundation, putting us on a substantive and financial footing that will sustain AFHF's fundamentals into the indefinite future. Having served on the Board for the last three years, I am very familiar with our operation and status; and while still in uniform, I was fortunate to be mentored by previous AFHF presidents General Bryce Poe and Lt Gen Mike Nelson. Inspired by them and by the confidence your Board has placed in me, I commit to honoring the tradition of all of my distinguished predecessors in serving our membership and air power community to the best of my ability
We are pleased to welcome three new and very talented individuals to our Board of Directors. They bring distinguished records of accomplishment, and we look forward to great contributions to our Foundation from retired Lt Gen Chuck Heflebower, retired Maj Gen "TC" Jones, and retired Colonel Chris Brunner. This year's slate of new directors, as recently elected by the membership, included a second term for our Treasurer, retired Colonel Tom Owens and myself.
Your entire board is united in their intent that our Foundation be a strong, independent voice within the air power community, filling a special role of promoting the legacy of Airmen, and educating future generations to understand the monumental footsteps of those who "soared before." We must continue to place high emphasis on quality research and writing of history--what really happened, why it happened, and the people and machines who wrote the record. AFHF has done, and...