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 Master of Ceremonies!
Frankie Avalon is our major headliner, performing with Matt Mauser and the Pete Jacobs Big Band.
Confirmed 2020 Honorees:

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient – Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, (Ret) (Iraq)
Col. Richard Candalaria
Joe Clark, Founder, Aviation Partners, Advanced Winglet Technology
CDR Dominic “Dee” DiMatteo USN (Ret)
Lt. General Stayce Harris USAF (Ret)
Tuskegee Airman Ted Lumpkin, Lt. Col, USAF, Ret.
LCDR Mary “Hacksaw” Ruttum (F-35 pilot) – Active Duty
Dr. 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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