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Founded in 1953 by Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spaatz and other air power pioneers, the Air Force Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving the history and traditions of American aviation, with emphasis on the U.S. Air Force, its predecessor organizations, and the men and women whose lives and dreams were devoted to flight.
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2016 Spaatz Award Ceremony

Posted: 10.11.2016

The Air Force Historical Foundation will present its prestigious General Carl A. “Tooey” Spaatz Award during a November 3 ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Online ticket registration is now open!
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2016 Doolittle Award Ceremony

Updated: 10.7.2016

The 100th Air Refueling Wing at RAF Mildenhall, UK received one of the Air Force Historical Foundation’s highest honors during a special celebration in Arlington, Virginia.
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