Upcoming Events

Each year, the Foundation sponsors several events that highlight our mission of preserving the history and traditions of American aviation and space capabilities. In recent years, these have included symposiums, oral history presentations, and our annual Awards Banquet.

2024 AFHF Awards Banquet May 9, 2024

The Air Force Historical Foundation Annual Membership Meeting will be held at the Arlington, VA Army Navy Country Club at 3PM on 9 May 2024. All AFHF members are invited to attend (bring your membership card).

The AFHF Awards Banquet will be held that evening at the ANCC (Registration and tickets below). Social hour will begin at 5:30 and the banquet and Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:30 and run to 9:30 PM. This year, the Foundation will honor the following recipients.

2023 James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle Award


432d Wing, Creech AFB

The James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle Award recognizes an active Air Force or Space Force unit for gallantry, determination, esprit de corps, and superior management of joint operations in accomplishing its mission under difficult and hazardous conditions in multiple conflicts.

General Carl “Tooey” Spaatz Award

Lt. Gen. Susan J. Helms, USAF (Ret.)

The General Carl “Tooey” Spaatz Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in their lifetime to the making of Air Force or Space Force history.

Major General I.B. Holley Award

Dr. Benjamin S. Lambeth

Major General I.B. Holley Award recognizes an individual who has made sustained, significant contributions to the documentation of Air Force and Space Force history during a lifetime of service. The Award’s inaugural presentation was to Major General I.B. Holley as a tribute to his decades of assistance, support, and encouragement to military historians.

2024 Annual Awards Banquet Registration

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Price: $100.00
Price: $125.00
Price: $2,000.00
AFHF Fall Symposium, Literary Awards and Museums Conference 4 - 7 November 2024

The theme for the 2024 Air Force Historical Foundation annual Symposium/Air & Space Museum Conference is “Technological Change in Air and in Space, 1920-2020.”

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