American Airlines Sky Ball XVII, in Support of the Airpower Foundation was a great success! We held 3 days of celebrations, tributes, educational opportunities for students, all culminating with the largest and most impactful black tie military support gala in the country! We started with the Airpower Foundation’s 20th Anniversary celebration gala, honoring our nation’s Medal of Honor Recipients. The next morning 3,000 students enjoyed learning about all the aircraft at the hangar along with the DFW Aviation Expo. Medal of Honor Recipients, along with special guests, visited local area schools as well. Friday evening we had a great turn out for our Salute to the Heroes Concert featuring Stoney LaRue with Austin Allsup. Chef Robert Irvine cooked up a fantastic meal along with his team for all our guests to enjoy. Thanks to our sponsor and partner, Caliber Collision, we were also able to gift 4 vehicles to military and first responder families in need during the Salute to the Heroes Concert. Saturday we were honored to host a special luncheon with the American Fallen Soldiers Project to present the portrait of Army SGT William Moody to his family. Saturday evening culminated with the Sky Ball XVII Black Tie Gala celebrating the Home of the Brave! We had several life changing moments, including Vietnam Veteran Eddie Beasley enjoying a dance with his wife in his new iBOT mobility device which stands 6 feet tall! Eddie was also surprised with a brand new Toyota Tundra truck with an AntLifts device already installed to assist with getting the chair in the truck. We were able to present a total of 7 new iBOT devices at Sky Ball. Martina McBride closed the evening with a wonderful concert! Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, guests, and our volunteers who work countless hours to make the weekend possible! Thanks to you we are able to provide support to over 72 organizations across the country! And a special thank you to 7 time military photographer of the year, Jeremy Lock, his team, and all our volunteer photographers for all the amazing photos.

Sky Ball pictures are now available on our photos page!

Martina McBride Meet and Greet photos are available by clicking here!

Stoney LaRue Meet and Greet photos are available by clicking here!


The Heart Behind Sky Ball

American Airlines Sky Ball is the premier fundraising event for one of the oldest military support organizations in the US, the Airpower Foundation which was formed by the Fort Worth Airpower Council. Sky Ball has allowed the Airpower Foundation to contribute solely to funding projects that directly support the members and families of all branches of our military, veterans and wounded, ill, or injured service members and their families. Last year, Sky Ball raised more than $3.1 million to support our military through contingency funds at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and other military support organizations mentioned below.

The Airpower Foundation was founded to be a nationwide 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting active duty, reserve and National Guard families. The direct donations and sponsorships help support the children of our fallen military heroes, projects such as helping amputee and burn survivors transition to civilian life, providing advanced technology “smart” homes to severely wounded service members, kayak fishing expeditions for physically and emotionally challenged veterans, and so much more.

Learn more about the AIRPOWER FOUNDATION and the projects we support here.




Airpower Foundation 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala
Honoring our Nation’s Medal of Honor Recipients


Westin DFW International Airport Hotel
Doors open at 6:00PM, Program begins at 7:00PM
Dress: Black Tie Optional / Business / Mess Dress
Corporate / VIP Sponsorships and individual tables/tickets available


Salute to the Heroes Concert
American Airlines Hangar Number 5
Doors open at 5:00PM, Program begins at 7:00PM
Food and Beverages provided
Dress: Casual

Sky Ball XVII Host Hotel and Sponsor
Westin DFW Airport Hotel
4545 West John Carpenter Fwy (114)
Irving, TX 75063 | 972-929-4500


Discounted rooms available until 9/20/19

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott
8440 Freeport Parkway
Irving, Texas 75063 | 817-929-8800

Click Here to book your discounted room online.


American Airlines Sky Ball XVII Gala
American Airlines Hangar Number 5
Doors open at 5:00PM, Program begins at 6:45PM
Dress: Black Tie Optional / Business / Mess Dress
Corporate / VIP Sponsorships include
the Friday concert.

The American Airlines Sky Ball is in support of the Airpower Foundation who partners with the following organizations to serve our veterans and military families:



American Airlines Sky Ball XVII, in support of the Airpower Foundation, is the largest and most impactful military support event in the nation. Hosted inside a transformed American Airlines Hangar at DFW International airport, there simply is no other event in the country that matches the size and scope of American Airlines Sky Ball. We host three days of events honoring our nation’s military and supporting local schools through educational outreach programs.  The weekend includes a career expo for veterans and transitioning military members, an aviation expo for students in partnership with DFW International Airport to the Sky Ball Gala, there is something for everyone!

If you can’t attend this year’s event, but still wish to give back to the members of our nation’s military for their sacrifice, you can donate tables in their honor enabling them to take part in Sky Ball XVII. If you would also like to donate to the Airpower Foundation to help us fund the projects we put on year-round, you may do so as well. We thank you for your support in helping us to honor our nation’s military and their families.

Individual Tables and Sponsorships have been sold out!!  Thank you for your support of the Airpower Foundation!



Sky Ball XVII




October 4-5, 2019
Gates open at 5pm, Program Starts at 7pm


DFW Airport, American Airlines Hanger 5
2901 E 28th Street
Irving, TX 75261


Main: (817) 682-0767