Apache Warrior Foundation

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About The Apache Warrior Foundation honors the AH-64 Attack Helicopter community through remembrance, celebration, sponsorship, and education.
Description Apache Warrior Foundation

Mission: The mission of the Apache Warrior Foundation is to honor the AH-64 attack helicopter community through remembrance, celebration, sponsorship, and education. We will pay homage to our fallen angels, give tribute to our brotherhood forged in blood, care for our families, and raise public awareness for the sacrifices made to keep our country free!

Endstate: Completed honor truck attending scheduled and un-scheduled events, an established memorial and museum.

Task I: Honor the fallen and our families
Purpose I: Tastefully honor the fallen, their families and our families.

Task II: Educate the general public.
Purpose II: Educate the general public about the men and women who dedicate their lives to the AH64 and the ongoing sacrifices of ourselves and our families to keep America safe.

Task III: Heal ourselves
Purpose III: Facilitate gatherings of all members of the AH64 community, past and present; creating community and solidarity, honoring, and remembering the fallen.

Phase I: Organization
Phase II: Sponsorship
Phase III: Build
Phase IV: Memorial
Phase V: Museum planning
Phase VI: Events participation and unveiling

Phase I: The Apache Warrior Foundation Board is identified as: President and Founder LTC Allen Hahn; Vice President CW5 (ret) Steve Gilbreth; Treasurer CW4 (ret) Ron Thompson; Secretary, Technical Advisor CW5 (ret) Paul Eishen; Public Affairs LTC John Tucker, Community Organizer and Business Manager Ms. Penny Belcourt.

The Apache Warrior Foundation was officially recognized by the State of Texas on May 09, 2013. Paperwork for the 501(c) 3 is being filed with the Internal Revenue Service for exempt status.

Phase II: File 501(c)3 and associated paper work.

Phase III: Build the honor truck from CW4 Richard “Matt” Salter’s (KIA: 26DEC2005) 1985 Custom Deluxe Chevy long-bed pickup aka: “The Salt Wagon”, off the frame rebuild. Replace the engine, transmission, suspension tires and wheels. Retrofit the cockpit of the truck to resemble an AH-64D cockpit (glass instrumentation). State-of-the-art sound system; complete body wrap replicating an AH-64 and other images; promotion of the project and ultimate reveal of the finished project.

Phase IV: Plan, design and determine the location for a memorial that honors the crew members of the AH-64 who died during training and combat.

Phase V: Plan, design and determine the location for a museum that facilitates the display of the various facets of the AH-64 from its inception through modernization, the maintainers, units, families and the fallen. With the goal of sharing our story to educate the American population.

Phase VI: Events participation and unveiling
Mission The mission of the Apache Warrior Foundation is to honor the AH-64 Attack Helicopter community through remembrance, celebration, sponsorship, and education. We pay homage to our fallen angels, give tribute to our brotherhood forged in blood, care for our families, and raise public awareness for the skill and sacrifice that keeps our country free!
Overview Executive Board of Directors:
Founder/President: LTC Allen Hahn
Vice President: Terry Burgess
Secretary: Johnny Shotwell
Executive Director: Ms. Penny Belcourt
Treasurer: Elisabeth Burgess

Board Members:
Technical Advisor: CW5 (r) Paul Eishen, Jr
Social Media Director: Mrs. Kasey Dixon
Special Projects: Mr. Jacob "Jake" Mammen

Advisory Board:
General (ret) Dick Cody
LTC John Tucker
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