Phew, what a great weekend! This is the Wingman Foundation coming to you following an exciting three-day celebration of aviation at the 2015 Miramar Airshow. In case you missed it, the airshow was hosted by Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and ranked as the largest military airshow in the nation. The event welcomed an estimated 700,000 patrons looking to catch a glimpse of our nation’s finest.
Whether you were there to witness the aerobatic formation maneuvers of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Patriots Jet Team or take a stroll through a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E, we hope you were able to swing by the Wingman Foundation booth in Hangar 3.
Lucky for us, we were able to meet many of you and spread the word of our organization’s cause. That is, to never leave a wingman behind. Over our three days at the airshow, we had the fortunate opportunity to not only speak with individuals but aid in fundraising through the collection of donations and sales of Wingman merchandise. So, if you were able to stop by our booth to chat with one of our volunteers or make a purchase, thank you for taking the time to help further our organization’s reach.
A highlight for the volunteer staff this weekend was the chance to shake hands with a family that benefited from the organization’s purpose. In May of this year, an MV-22 Osprey carrying 22 Marines had a hard-landing at Bellows Air Force Base in Hawaii. The Wingman Foundation stepped in to help assist with family member transportation from the continental United States to victims’ bedsides in Hawaii. We hope that this brought a little assurance in a time of uncertainty and was the first step in the healing process. A stark reminder of why The Wingman Foundation was founded.
If you missed our booth or were unable to attend this year’s airshow, we hope to catch you at one of our future events. Stay tuned at wingmanfoundation.org as we roll out event schedules, new swag, and organization announcements. Before we sign off, how awesome is this little Wingman? Could be the new face of the Foundation. What do you think?