DynCorp International is a proud sponsor of the Airpower Foundation and Sky Ball XI, taking place October 5, 2013, at hangar 5 in the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The event will honor military service members, veterans and their families. This year’s event will include a special tribute to those who have served in Afghanistan, and a branch of service salute to the U.S. Army.
Several recipients of the Medal of Honor along with other distinguished guests and dignitaries will be in attendance, including wounded warriors.
Sky Ball is an annual event held by the Fort Worth Airpower Foundation (FWAPF), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit foundation to raise money in support of the U.S. military and their families. FWAPF was created in 1999 by the Fort Worth Airpower Council, a more than 200-member organization that originally provided support to Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sky Ball is now a nationally-recognized event that has raised more than $4.5 million dollars over the past four years, allowing FWAPF to contribute to projects supporting all branches of the military and their families though through various contingency funds at the Naval Air Station, Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base and other programs.
Also funded by Sky Ball proceeds are:
- Snowball Express
- Heroes on the Water
- Freedom Flight
- Wounded Warriors Veteran’s Day Weekend in Las Vegas
- The Gary Sinise Foundation
- Thanks USA
- The American Fallen Soldier’s Project
- The Medal of Honor Foundation Educational Mission
- Air Compassion for Veterans
The Airpower Foundation
The Airpower Foundation is the nation’s oldest military support organization, with its roots dating back to 1958, when Air Force General Curtis LeMay and businessman/philanthropist Frank Kent created the Fort Worth Airpower Council.
The mission of the Airpower Foundation has grown since the first Gulf War and is now a nationwide program dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard families. The Airpower Foundation board of directors spends countless hours visiting military installations and families, assessing needs and grant requests. They are instrumental in providing leadership to organize and execute numerous projects every year in support of military families.