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To Benefit: Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
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Onward and Upward 2022
The United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, also known as TOPGUN, is a fighter and strike tactics and techniques air division that started in 1969 as the United States Fighter Weapons School. This program selects and trains our nation’s best strike fighter pilots currently training in F/A-18 Fighter Jets. The TopGun program received national Hollywood spotlight due to the 1986 TopGun movie and then again in this year’s feature film TopGun Maverick. The Museum Foundation is hosting its third annual Onward & Upward Virtual Race to honor the pilots and program of the TopGun Division while paying homage to the fan-favorite TopGun Hollywood films. Participants can register online for the 1 mile, 5K, or 10K distance for a $35 registration fee. The race is open to participants of all ages and each participant will receive this 4″ aviator sunglasses medal. All proceeds help support the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s mission to Honor the Past and Inspire the Future of Naval Aviation.
About The Charity
Since its establishment in 1966, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation has provided the flight path for thousands of benefactors to support the Museum. The Foundation works diligently to raise funding through gifts and memberships. All funding, aside from Foundation staffing and operational costs, goes to the operation, maintenance and enhancement of the museum, including museum expansion, aircraft preservation, conservation and maintenance, development of new exhibits and support of day to day functions. The Foundation also supports the advancement of STEM education through the National Flight Academy, a cutting edge, aviation-themed learning adventure.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. The family of Naval Aviation Museum Foundation will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.