About the Airman Heritage Foundation

The Airman Heritage Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation approved by the IRS on October 28, 2004.

The mission of the Airman Heritage Foundation is to support the USAF Airman Heritage Museum in preserving and honoring the history and heritage of enlisted airmen and to educate future airmen and the public on airmen sacrifices to safeguard America.

The vision of the Airman Heritage Foundation is to build a new USAF Airman Heritage Museum facility that will preserve and display the proud heritage of enlisted airmen and be a source of education about their history.

Shipping & Terms

This site supports the Airman Paver Program and the purchase of its engraved pavers. Sales of other items are supported by individual vendors’ sites, for which a link may be provided. There will be no shipment of physical pavers to the customer. Orders placed for pavers will be forwarded to the Foundation and once approved, the order will be placed in the sequence received. The approved pavers become the property of the Foundation and, once produced, will be placed on the designated grounds at Lackland AFB. The customer will receive an email notification as proof of purchase, and will be able to receive a certificate of recognition, upon request. The Foundation reserves the right to disapprove any paver request that has proposed offensive words and reserves the right to determine whether a word is offensive or not. If a word is determined to be offensive, a refund will be made to the customer, crediting the credit card used for purchase; and an email notification of the disapproval will be dispatched to the email address provided.

Privacy Notice

1. There are three main means of contributing to the Foundation online; (1) donations, (2) membership dues, and (3) purchase of paver(s). Customer information will be collected through these three venues. For each of them, the customer must provide contact information (such as name, email, mailing address; etc.) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date, etc.). This information is used primarily for billing purposes and/or to fill customers’ orders. If the Foundation encounters difficulty processing an order, the information is used to contact the customer. Similarly, upon becoming a member, individuals may be asked to provide additional information relating to areas of interest and skills offered in support of Foundation activities. All information will be retained with the foundation.

2. Information Use:

Profile: We store information that is collected in cookies and data files that we keep on individual users. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users’ personally identifiable information to provide online customer services and improve the content of the site for the user. We do not share your profile with other third parties.

Cookies: We store information that is collected in cookies and data files that we keep on individual users. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users personally identifiable information to provide online customer services and improve the content of the site for the user. We do not share your profile with other third parties. By setting a cookie on our site, users would not have to login more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site, but the shopping cart feature will not work.

Log Files: Like most standard web site servers, we use log files to provide site usage statistics. This basic information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Communication From the Site

We send an order confirmation to each customer upon completion of the checkout process. This form is sent as a courtesy to our customers and may be used as proof of order. Included in that communication will be a link allowing the customer to print a certificate for the paver as desired.

For members, the Foundation will forward a reminder just prior to your anniversary date to allow you to renew membership.


Legal Disclaimer: Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site. For donations of $5,000 or greater, the Foundation must identify to the IRS on IRS Form 990, Schedule B, the name of the donor. This information is provided only to the IRS. We DO NOT share personal information with Third Parties.

Links: This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security: This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.

Data Encryption: When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry, SSL.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Encryption: While on a secure page that uses SSL, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers, such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when viewing an unsecured page. As a user, you may click on the lock while viewing a secured page, to verify the SSL certificate.

Location Security: While we use SSL and data encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our users’ information is protected. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment, in a locked facility.

Email Security: Please do not use email to send us your credit card information. Email communication is not secure. We take security very seriously and have made every effort to make shopping at our website safe. If users have any questions about the security at our web site, users can send an email to customer service at foundation@myairmanmuseum.org.

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information: If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), we provide a way to correct or update users’ personally identifiable information. This can be done at the “Edit Account Information” page that is available after logging-in. Or, contact us at the contact information listed below.

Notification of Changes: If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate, so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Contact Information: If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:
Phone: (210) 670-0100
Toll Free: (855) 670-0100
Fax: (210) 670-0101
Email: foundation@myairmanmuseum.org

Artifacts Collections

43 historical USAF military aircraft. WWI and WWII Air Maintenance Shop Collection. WWI/WWII/1950’s/ 1980’s and modern USAF Basic Training Dorms. WAF (Women in the Air Force 1948-1976) Colection. Airman Heritage Colection 1917-2011 Collection. Pre-Flight/OCS/OTS Collections. Lackland USAF Shooting Team Collection.

Fernando Cortez, Museum Curator
Email: fernando.cortez@us.af.mil