About Us

Do you care about our Air Force history?

Does U.S. Air Force heritage matter to you?

Is it worth it to you to continue their hard fought legacy?

Support the Air Force Historical Foundation

Since 1953, the Air Force Historical Foundation has dedicated itself to preserving and promoting U.S. air power’s illustrious history. However, we cannot meet our mission without the continued support and generosity from individuals like you.

Help honor the history and traditions of American aviation, the U.S. Air Force, and the men and women whose lives and dreams were devoted to flight … before it’s too late!

There are three easy methods to make a monetary contribution of any size: 1) contact the Executive Director, Lt Col Jim Vertenten USAF (Ret), at ed@afhistory.org; 2) call the main office: (301) 736-1959; or 3), use the secure online form by following the “Support” link below.

You may include a bequest to support AFHF when preparing your will or by adding a codicil to your present will. The process is quite simple and easy to accomplish. Bequests may be cash, securities, real estate or other property. Bequests to the AFHF of all sizes are welcome, whether they are outright, contingent, or residual. If you are considering designating how your bequest will be used, please contact AFHF at ed@afhistory.org.

The following language may be useful to your attorney:

  • Specific Bequest:
    "I give the Air Force Historical Foundation., Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762, the sum of $_____ to be used for the general support of AFHF."
  • Residual Bequest:
    "I give the Air Force Historical Foundation., Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762, ___ percent of the residue of my estate to be used for the general support of AFHF."
  • Contingent Bequest:
    "In the event that _______ predeceases me, I give the Air Force Historical Foundation., Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762, the sum of $______ [or, alternatively, _____ percent of the residue of my estate] to be used for the general support of AFHF."

The Air Force Historical Foundation documents all contributions by letter to the donor, and acknowledges all contributions of $100 or more by mention in its official publication, Air Power History.

Learn more about the Foundation and its mission: www.afhistory.org/aboutus

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