May 2022 Highlights .. We remember our fallen on Memorial Day. We thank them and their families .. The NMUSAF approved our memorial design package and construc-tion is imminent!

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.

A new section of the memorial park (located to the West of the existing park) was opened during the Summer of 2011 and has an expanding number of Memorials. This is where the NMUSAF will locate our Memorial.

In addition to the actual memorial cost, the donating organization must budget for a sturdy concrete pad, a memorial park maintenance fee, and other organizational expenses. .

F/FB/EF-111 Memorial Design Maturation

It’s been a long haul. But, after months of design discussions and a thorough review and approval by the National Museum of the United States Air Force, we are pleased to unveil the complete plans for the F/FB/EF-111 Memorial. More importantly, we can now move out with fabrication of the various elements of the memorial, have the concrete poured, and zero in on dates for installation and dedication.

Final Design

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Special Recognition

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, Sherrie Thompson, 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.

Tim Walters, Monu-Bright

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.