Dream Of A Lifetime

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Our Mission

In keeping within the spirit of the "Thunderbirds Alumni Association, Inc., (TBAA) the "Heritage Thunderbird Foundation", the Thunderbirds Alumni "Dream Of A Lifetime" web site exists to promote the comradeship of former and current members of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, The Thunderbirds, and to insure "Once A Thunderbird, Always A Thunderbird" is a continued commitment from each member and that excellence remains the benchmark by which we measure all we do.

What began as a collection of scrapbooks detailing the early exploits of the Air Force's daring Thunderbirds is now a full-fledged museum, with memorabilia, photos and video displays packed into a hall of the team's hangar at Nellis Air Force Base. The freshly renovated museum traces the Thurderbirds' history from the team's inception in 1953 - when Maj.
Upon enlisting as an F-15 Strike Eagle crew chief in 1997, Chief Master Sgt. Jason Hughes, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron chief enlisted manager, dedicated 20 years to servicing six airframes. Now, he's accomplished another aspiration by becoming the newest member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.