Our Mission

Our Mission

Honor Heritage, Serve Community, Forge Futures


Inspire Airpower’s Future

The Gathering of Eagles Foundation is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that aims to preserve the United States Air Force’s legacy through the celebration of 70 years of Airpower and empowerment of youth in Alabama’s River Region.  The GOE Foundation provides financial support to enhance Air Command and Staff College’s Gathering of Eagles program, an annual educational event geared to allow the local community and military members to learn from and honor men and women (our Eagles) who have made significant contributions to air, space, and cyberspace power. For over 40 years, Eagles have shared their stories with ACSC in an effort to inspire future leaders to achieve greatness.  Additionally, the GOE Foundation works with community leaders to promote educational opportunities for River Region youth and support community initiatives such as Civilian Air Patrol and Starbase.  Finally, the GOE Foundation provides annual scholarships to ROTC cadets and River Region youth interested in aviation and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Previous “Eagles” include — George Vaughn, Leigh Wade, Jimmy Doolittle, Curtis LeMay, George Gay, Joe Foss, John Mitchell, “Chuck” Yeager, Gail Halverson, Paul Tibbets, “Gabby” Gabreski, Robin Olds, Mike Novosel, “Pete” Knight and Neil Armstrong spanned aviation history from World War I to the Space Age. The Eagles who followed included legendary figures “Pappy” Boyington, Benjamin O. Davis Jr., “Robbie” Risner, George H.W. Bush, John Glenn, Joe Engle, Jeremiah Denton, “Bud” Day, and “Gene” Kranz.