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The Air Warrior Courage Foundation was formed by military aviators to “care for our own.”  We work closely with the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association to do that. We focus on active duty, guard, reserve and retired military personnel and their families needing financial assistance for medical, educational, and other extraordinary expenses not covered by other military, veterans’, or charitable institutions.


The primary purposes and objectives of the Air Warrior Courage Foundation are:

To assist disabled and/or needy war veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Services and their dependents, and widows and orphans of deceased veterans;
To provide financial and/or other services and support to RRVA members facing medical-incident related expenses beyond their ability to reasonably meet;
To carry on programs to perpetuate the memory of deceased veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Services, to comfort their survivors and/or sponsor and/or participate in activities of a patriotic nature;
To provide scholarship assistance, funding and/or programs for educational purposes, particularly those leading to careers in military service and/or aviation;
To promote the social welfare of the community by providing support for such other philanthropic activities as may later be determined necessary by the Board of Directors;
To be affiliated with and provide funding to the Red River Valley Association (RRVA), an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, in support of its Principles and Objectives, i.e.,

To provide assistance in the education of persons in the fields related to aviation and space;
To provide recognition for excellence in aviation and space disciplines and exploration; and
To encourage programs supportive of developing in American youth those attributes that are basic characteristics of RRVA principles.
These guiding principles were purposely written to provide the Foundation with broad discretionary authority to address whatever worthwhile problems and activities are brought to its attention. The Board developed an operating structure based on the "K.I.S.S." (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle, one with only two committees - the Executive Committee (composed of five directors and General Counsel) and the Operations Committee (composed of 4 directors and the Treasurer).

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