Palm Springs Air Museum Annual Gala

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020
75th Anniversary of the ending of World War II
Special Memorial Tribute to Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Bob Friend, on the 100th Anniversary of his birth

Joe Mantegna returns as Celebrity Guest Emcee! Frankie Avalon is our major headliner!
Confirmed 2020 Honorees:

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient – Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, (Ret) (Iraq)
Col. Richard Candalaria
Joe Clark
CDR Dominic “Dee” DiMatteo USN (Ret)
Lt. General Stayce Harris USAF (Ret)
Ted Lumpkin, Tuskegee Airman
Lt. Mary Hacksaw Ruttum (F-35 pilot) – Active Duty
Rhea Seddon, NASA Astronaut, physician, author

Hosted cocktails and appetizers start at 5:30 PM, followed by sit down gourmet dinner, program, and entertainment / dancing.

Black tie or military uniform, $395 per person; sponsorships from $5,000 to $25,000.

For more information about tickets, tribute ads, and sponsor info, call Carol at 760-482-1836 or email

Click here to see highlights from last year’s gala

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