Air Force Historical Foundation

Established: 1953. Membership: 1,100. Annual dues: $25 introductory, $45 individual, $25 student (the latter for two years)


Statement of Purpose: The Air Force Historical Foundation is dedicated to promoting the preservation and appreciation of the history and heritage of the United States Air Force and its predecessors. The Foundation seeks to inform and inspire the men and women who are, or have been, affiliated with the Air Force and the general public, particularly those with an interest in national security, about the dynamic heritage of air and space power and its relevance to contemporary and future issues. In striving to meet these goals, the foundation relies heavily on the publication of Air Power History and historical and biographical books, and on the sponsorship of a biennial symposium and of a series of annual awards.

Publications: Air Power History, quarterly; books

Air Force Historical Found.
PO Box 790
Clinton, MD 20735-0790
Phone: 301.736.1959

Primary Contact: Lt. Col. Jim Vertenten, Exec. Dir.


President and Chairman of the Board
Maj Gen Dale Meyerrose, USAF Ret.
Air Force Historical Found.

Vice President and Vice Chairman
Gen John A. Shaud, USAF Ret.
Air Force Historical Found.

Second Vice President
Maj Gen Kenneth M. DeCuir, USAF Ret.
Air Force Historical Found.

Lt Col Lawrence Spinetta, USAF
Air Force Historical Found.

Secretary and Executive Director
Lt Col Jim Vertenten, USAF Ret.
Air Force Historical Found.

Editor, Air Power History
Mr. Jack Neufeld
Air Force Historical Found.