Celebrating A Century Of Progress And Achievement
The 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Foundation has
announced its Board of Directors for the 2011 Centennial events.
The Foundation is comprised of a volunteer Board Co-Chaired by
Major General Bob Butcher, USMC (Ret) and Rear Admiral John "Mac"
McLaughlin, USN (Ret). Captain Jim DiMatteo, USN serves as
Foundation President and Katie Everhart serves as the Executive
Director. Board Members include Willis Allen, Jr., Jason Brustkern,
Reo Carr, Pat Connors, Shelly Hall, John Hawkins, Phil Jelsma, Mary
King, Scott Mednick, Mitch Mulanix, Ari Petersen, Patti Roscoe and
The 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Foundation was formed to
support the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard with their 2011
Centennial celebration. The mission of the Foundation is to raise
national Naval Aviation awareness and honor a century of
mission-ready men and women throughout the 2011 Centennial. As a
result of regionally based events and education displays, the
Foundation will recognize unique Naval Aviation achievements and
provide resources for national involvement in the Centennial of
"2011 Represents a major milestone in the history of the United
States," said Foundation President, Jim DiMatteo. "Our Foundation
aims to recognize the progress and achievements of Naval Aviation
over the past one hundred years of flight as well as showcase the
commitment and service made by hundreds of thousands of Americans
for our country."
First Shipboard Landing
The 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Foundation is a publicly
supported, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization working independently
to support the USN, USMC and USCG's Centennial Celebration. The
Foundation will orchestrate the production of the official
Centennial of Naval Aviation Kick-Off and Closing Events as well as
support the 2012 Marine Aviation Centennial Celebration.
The official Centennial of Naval Aviation Kick-Off Gala will be
held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 onboard the USS Midway Museum
in San Diego, CA with a VIP Reception held the day prior.