F-111 Memorial, National Museum of the United States Air Force
The F-111 Memorial Foundation designed, constructed, and donated a memorial to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The memorial acknowledges the units that operated the Vark/Raven, and the men and women who flew, maintained, and supported the jet. Thank you for your generosity and support!
National Museum of the United States Air Force, Memorial Park
The museum’s Memorial Park honors Air Force-associated units and people for their courageous service and sacrifice in the cause of freedom. In October 1972, the museum dedicated the first memorial with a commemorative tree and plaque recognizing Americans held as Prisoners of War by the North Vietnamese and those missing in action during the Southeast Asia Conflict. Memorial Park has grown significantly since that first dedication, with more than 500 memorials, including statuary memorials, plaques, trees and benches.
The F-111 monument was fabricated and installed in the summer and fall of 2022. With 400 of the F-111 community in attendance, the memorial was dedicated on October 14, 2022.
Procedure for easy ordering Laminated F/FB/EF-111 Placemats from Staples
- Access Staples services web site: https://www.staples.com/services/printing/copies-documents-printing.
- Select the Document printing pulldown menu then select Professional Print
- Select Start Project, then upload the111 Squadron-Wing Placemats 4-18-23.pdf file from your computer
- After upload, select Continue, then 11” x 17” paper size, landscape orientation, then have a check mark (ü) in front of Scale-to-Fit, Double sided, and selection either Head-to-Head or Head-to-Toe.
- Select Next then initiate the Standard Paper pulldown menu to ensure Basic White is selected is you will pick up the project. You may select a heavier wright paper (reducing slight shadowing from other side of page) if you will take delivery rather pick up the order.
- Select Next then ensure Color Ink is selected
- Select Next, then Initiate the Lamination pulldown and select 5 Mil option; No removal of lamination border, Cutting or Hole Punching is necessary.
- Select Next, then Rename Project if desired, and identify the number of copies. Check that the job looks correct by looking at pages on left of screen
- Select Choose Delivery Method, find closest store for pickup then select Done.
- Final Page prior to adding-to-cart and payment, will enable you to identify pickup or delivery.
This project has been a labor of love for all involved. The Foundation wouldn’t be where we are today without the contributions of a number of people.
Mr. Sam Shearin, Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA).
Mr. Jose Gonzales, Air Force Safety Center (AFSEC/JA).
Ms. Sandra Kolb, Air Force Personnel Center Missing Persons (AFPC/DPFCM).
Chief Petty Officer DeShannon Beaty, Navy Personnel Command (COMNAVPER-SCOM)
Ms. Jane Leach and Mr. Andrew Gilbert, National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF).
Mike and Sandy Waggett, Marc Reisman, MSW Interactive Designs.
Nick Endsley, Sebaly, Shillito & Dyer, Attorneys at Law
David Schweitzer and Daniel Buck, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
Jim Smith, Laser Imaging and Design/Art & Stone.
Brad Insley, Bob Vosburgh, Chris Glaze, Mike Otterblad, William “Reese” Liggett, Rick Copp, Jim Nab, Jim Schuman — the “Design Selection Subcommittee”
On behalf of the Executive Committee, and more importantly, the F/FB/EF-111 com-munity, we extend our sincere thanks to everyone listed above.