USAF Airman Heritage Museum recognized by the USAF History and Museums Program Awards

On October 6, 2020 the USAF Airman Heritage Museum was awarded an Air Force Heritage Award by the Air Force History and Museum Program for the second year in a row! The USAF Heritage Award recognizes outstanding achievements by Air Force History and Museums personnel that foster a better understanding and appreciation of the Air Force, its history, and accomplishments.

This year’s award was presented for the museum’s support of the Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole Memorial Service and Exhibit. Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole was a B-25 Mitchell bomber copilot and survivor of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo during World War II. Cole, who was the final surviving Doolittle Raider, passed away April 9, 2019, in San Antonio. 

Congratulations are in order for the team at the USAF Airman Heritage Museum, including William Manchester, Museum Director and Fernando Cortez, Museum Curator.  The museum would also like to thank David Shultz, Foundation Education/Outreach Program Manager, for his collaboration on this project. To read the full announcement, visit: 2020 History Heritage Awards Announcement.

Interested in visit the USAF Airman Heritage Museum, contact the museum directly at 210-671-3055. If you are interested in showcasing our collection at your event, contact