General LeMay
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   General LeMay had a long and distinguished career with Air Power. He completed air training and was commissioned in 1929. His first years in the USAF were in fighters. Then he transferred to bombers in 1937.
     The formation techniques that he developed were used extensively during World War II. He led the famed Regensberg raid and later commanded both the 20th and 21st bombers commands with B-29's against the Japanese.
     After the war, he was the first deputy Chief of Air Staff for research and development. He then commanded the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and organized the Berlin Airlift. In 1948, General LeMay assumed the command of the newly formed Strategic Air Command (SAC).
    
     In 1957, General LeMay was appointed Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, and in 1961 was appointed Chief of Staff. General LeMay and his wife Helen, had been married 56 years at the time of his death on October 1, 1990.



Helen LeMay
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    Mrs. LeMay was always concerned about the welfare of the military personnel. While General LeMay fought for better housing and pay for his men, Mrs. LeMay worked hand in hand with him to help start housing programs beginning with the Wherry Housing unit at Offutt. This spread through the rest of the bases. She was instrumental in bringing a group of community leaders together in Omaha, NB, to help the needs of those stationed at Offutt. A common motto was "Taking care of our own," and the LeMays worked to put their ideas into programs to better lives.
     Familiar with the plight of wives left behind while their husbands went on TDY assignments, Mrs. LeMay started a "Family Services in the Air Force," a support group for families separated by temporary duty assignments. She was involved with wives clubs. Mrs. LeMay was interested in the helping the whole family, starting Brownie troops in Weisbaden in 1947.
    
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Perhaps the best legacy of the LeMay's was the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, as it continues to serve the needs that they discovered during their many years of Active Duty.

​​OUR BOARD

Charles L. Lodge Chairman of the Board


Colonel William A. Barnes, USAF Ret
Board  Member

SMSgt Arthur Boone, Jr., USAF Ret
Board Member

CMSgt Steven B. Crowder, USAF Ret
Secretary/Treasurer

Karen Dennis
Board  Member

1st Sgt Frank E. Decuire, USAF Ret
Board  Member

Brig Gen James L. Melin, USAF Ret
Board Member

Lt Col Larry Stumpf,
USAF Ret
Board Member

Eileen L. Vincent
Board Member

Mr. Norton Younglove
Board Member