The Air Force Historical Foundation will unveil its James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle Award on June 2, 2011

The Air Force Historical Foundation will present its newest honor – the James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle Award – at a special ceremony on June 2, 2011, continuing its tradition of recognizing those who have made significant strides in the making and documentation of air power history.

This inaugural award will be presented to The Fourth Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, with a scheduled event start time of 11:30 AM. It will be followed by a Foundation-hosted luncheon at the nearby Army Navy Country Club. The Keynote Speaker will be General Charles “Chuck” Horner, USAF (Ret), himself twice a member of the 4th Fighter Wing.

The Foundation’s new distinction was created to acknowledge sustained, distinctive contributions to the history and heritage of the United States Air Force, and is named after aviation pioneer James H. Doolittle – who served as a brigadier general, major general and lieutenant general in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, and earned the Medal of Honor for valor and leadership as commander of the famous Doolittle Raid.

Review the website’s “Awards” page for information on other Foundation annual recognitions.

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