American Airlines Sky Ball XV will honor all of our nation's military service members, veterans, and their families.  Several of America's living recipients of the Medal of Honor along with many distinguished guests and dignitaries will be in attendance. We will be privileged to host many wounded service members as special guests of American Airlines Sky Ball XV.  Please save the date, 11 November 2017!

Sky Ball XV PSA with Gary Sinise
Sky Ball XV PSA with Gary Sinise
American Airlines Sky Ball XIV Highlights
American Airlines Sky Ball XIV Highlights

Medal of Honor Bob Hope Award Gala
Medal of Honor Bob Hope Award Gala

Sky Ball XIV Tim McGraw Concert Photos!

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Sky Ball XV Educational Initiative Review

Airpower Foundation

P.O. Box 8728
Fort Worth, TX 76124

The Airpower Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is funded by the generosity of patriotic Americans who understand and appreciate the sacrifice of those who wear the cloth of this country in defense of our freedom.  Thank you for your support!


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Snowball Express
The largest recipient of funds raised during Sky Ball is Snowball Express, which supports the children of our fallen military heroes.  Please take a moment to watch this powerful video showing the amazing impact being made to support these families who have given so much for our freedom.  Thanks to your support, we are able to help make this possible. 

Snowball Express
Snowball Express


Airpower Foundation Supports Special Trip to Disney!

The Airpower Foundation, a long with American Airlines, Envoy, The Gary Sinise Foundation, and Disney, was proud to help support an amazing trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando for a special group of service members and their families.

Families were flown on a donated American Eagle aircraft provided by Envoy, with an all volunteer flight crew, to Orlando from Washington D.C.  This trip was also a much needed escape from the hospital, and an opportunity to spend quality family time together at the happiest place on earth!  Unfortunately, each of the service members on the trip with their families are currently at Walter Reed / Bethesda Medical Center, and are battling terminal cancer.  

Providing them with the ultimate Disney experience anyone could possibly have, the resort rolled out the red carpet, and gave them a vacation they will never forget. Each family had a private escort, and even a private cart to take them around all the theme parks in record time!  And those long lines for the rides...  Not for our families!  They were escorted to the front of each line, and were able to immediately board any ride or attraction they wanted!  They were truly treated like royalty, and created many special memories together.  The Airpower Foundation is honored to have helped make this special trip possible for them.  Also much thanks to Walt Disney World for all they did to make this trip so spectacular for these families!

We would like to sincerely thank all of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who help support the Airpower Foundation, and Sky Ball.  Without your generous sponsorships, donations, and all the volunteers who work so hard all year round, events such as this, and the impact they make for our service members and their families, simply would not be possible.     

The American Airlines Sky Ball XV Gala will be held on Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017.  We will honor the American Veteran, with a special emphasis on inspiring students, along with the Medal of Honor Foundation, on the important concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity, citizenship, and how these values can be exemplified in daily life.  

Please visit for details on how you can sponsor, get tickets, and be a part of this spectacular event!  Through the fundraising efforts of Sky Ball, we are able to make trips and memories such as this, and many more possible!!  In addition to supporting our nation's military, veterans, wounded, ill, or injured service members, their families, and the families of our fallen military heroes.  All thanks to your support!!

A wonderful heroes welcome as the families arrived at their hotel.

A special walk of gratitude honoring the families as they make their way through the hotel.

A group shot with Mickey, the families, sponsors, and volunteers.

One of our families enjoying a ride together.

A special personal welcome from Mickey and Minnie!

Dad and son having some fun posing for a picture with a statue of Disney character, Gaston!

Scuba Mickey saying hello from inside the aquarium! 

A family taking a fun photo with some of the Disney cast.

Enjoying a dip on the log water ride!

 The Dwarfs came out as well to say a special hello to our families! 

Camp Carter Sponsorship for Military Children

The Airpower Foundation was proud to partner with the Armed Services YMCA, and sponsor over 100 military children to attend Camp Carter in Fort Worth.  With our donation, the Armed Services YMCA was able to  offer a week of Overnight Camp to the children (ages 7-16) of military personnel who have had to deal with PCS, deployments, or a parent who might have been wounded, injured, or are ill. 

At YMCA Camp Carter Overnight Camp, campers live, play, and build deep bonds with their peers.  Campers must rely on the others in their cabin groups to share daily responsibilities.

Overnight Camp is for ages 7-16, runs from Sunday afternoon until Friday evening, includes 15 meals, and overnight accommodations in a fully climate controlled cabin with lots of supervision by our well trained staff.

Each cabin is led by a senior counselor with overnight camp experience, and each unit is led by an upper class college student or graduate studying education, recreation, or another appropriate field of study.  Campers spend time with their cabin group making new friends, exploring the property, and participate in all kinds of fun activities like climbing the 60' climbing wall, or hiking to see Old Man Tucker's truck.

Cabin groups come together as units during the week, and participate in camp fires, cookouts, group competitions, and games.

Everyone in camp meet for meals, messages and devotions, and to sing camp songs at the top of their lungs.

Here are some comments from parents of children who have attended the camp:

"Camp Carter has helped teach my son how to be more independent, make new friends from other walks of life, and how to make fun summer memories." - Parent from Summer 2016

"My daughter shows more confidence in herself when leaving camp. She has been going for the past 3 years, and she is more independent, is proud to make good choices, and not easily influenced to doing bad." - Summer 2016 Survey Comment

We are very impressed with all the services the Armed Services YMCA provides, and all they do to support our military, and their families.  The Airpower Foundation is proud to partner with them, and we look forward to providing much more support in the future.  We also thank you for your support of the Airpower Foundation, and Sky Ball, which allows us to provide the much needed assistance for programs such as this.

The Armed Services YMCA also published a very nice article about our sponsorship, and the impact we were able to provide for the children who attended the camp. You can view the article by clicking here

To learn more about Camp Carter, and the Armed Services YMCA, please click the links below:

Airpower Foundation Chairman, Roman Palomares, and Board Members John Kinnear, and Major General, USAF, (Ret.) Kevin Pottinger, with some of the campers we were able to sponsor, along with the camp staff. 

One of our sponsored campers having a great time!!
Sky Ball XV Raffle!

Sky Ball XIV was another record breaking year in all areas.  This year our goal is to beat that number to be able to help our military and their families in a bigger way.  One way YOU can do that is by supporting the Sky Ball XV Raffle that has been put together with some GREAT prizes!  
Ticket prices are as follows: 1 ticket for $10.00, 6 tickets for $50.00, or 12 tickets $100.00.  You can purchase your tickets at  Your receipt that you receive via e-mail is all you need.  The information you put in for the raffle will be put into the drawing with the amount of purchased tickets.   
There will be over 30 prizes you can win.  Here are just a few of the exciting prizes we will be raffling off:

  • Mayan Palace, Cancun 5 days/4 nights with Airfare & Hotel
  • ESPN Armed Forces Bowl Tickets and VIP Party Passes
  • Hotel Stay at Landsdown Resort in Virginia with Airfare
  • Limited Edition Bottle of Azunia Tequila
  • 9mm Handgun
  • Restaurant Certificates
  • 32" HD TV
  • Concerts

The terms of the raffle are on the website.
Prizes will be drawn at the FWAPC Annual meeting on September 12, 2017.  As this is a closed meeting, the drawing will be video taped and all winners will be contacted the following day to make arrangements to receive their prizes, so please make sure your contact number and email are accurate.
Please share this raffle information with all your friends and family.  This is a fun way to help raise much needed funds to support our military and their families. 

Good luck, and thank you for your support!!

Men's Wearhouse Discount for Sky Ball!

In four decades, the Men's Wearhouse has evolved from one small Texas Store using a cigar box as a cash register to the largest specialty retailer of men's apparel in the U.S.  Specifically, The Men's Wearhouse and store manager Jeri Brunner at Alliance Town Center has been a partner with Sky Ball for over five years and provides a group discount on tuxedo rentals for those who attend Sky Ball.  As Sky Ball has grown to become a nationwide event Men's Wearhouse can support attendees coming from across the country.  Feel free to stop by your local store and they will set you up with all your fashion needs for Sky Ball Weekend and beyond.  When you visit your local store just mention group number 7493194.  The Men's Wearhouse provides the Sky Ball Rental Group with discount of $40.00.  Thanks to Men's Wearhouse for all they do to support Sky Ball.



The Airpower Foundation salutes and thanks our sponsor, Caliber Collision, for their support!  They graciously donated 3 vehicles which where were rebuilt with volunteer hours by their staff, and then presented to deserving Military and Law Enforcement families in need during the Sky Ball XIV  Friday  night Salute to the Heroes Concert.

One of the families after hearing the announcement that they were the recipient of a new car thanks to Caliber Collision.  

Greg Clark, Chief Marketing Officer with Caliber Collision, had the following to say about their support of Sky Ball XIV, and all who serve:   "We're honored to be working with the Airpower Foundation and the American Airlines Sky Ball to help restore Military and Law Enforcement families to the rhythm of their lives through the gift of reliable transportation.  Over the past five years, Caliber has gifted more than 150 vehicles to families in need and we look forward to gifting another three vehicles at the upcoming 2017 Sky Ball XV event."

About Caliber Collision:
Caliber Collision didn't get to be the nation's largest collision repair company by accident. It's taken an unyielding commitment to being the collision repair center of choice in every community they serve - a vision that began when Caliber Collision was founded in 1997 and continues strong to this day.
To achieve this, Caliber is not just a part of the collision repair industry - they lead it. Not only by setting new standards in customer service, but also by implementing cutting edge technology at every turn. This is how Caliber has built a company with more than 500 convenient, state-of-the-art repair centers serving hundreds of thousands of people every year. When you hand your keys over to Caliber, you're taking the first step toward restoring the rhythm of your life.
To learn more about Caliber Collision, please visit online at, on Facebook at CaliberCollisionCenters, and on YouTube at CaliberCollisionUSA.