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The Gathering of Eagles

The Gathering of Eagles program is an annual aviation event that traces its origin back to 1980, when retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets was invited to visit the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base to share some of his experiences with the students. General Tibbetts' visit became the genesis for Gathering of Eagles.

The first official Gathering of Eagles, known at the time as, "Great Moments in Aviation History," was held in 1982 when a small faculty and student group was chartered to develop an aviation heritage program. This initial cadre designed a program encouraging the study of aviation history, and the contributions of aviation pioneers.

Video by Billy Blankenship, Robert Dantzler, Airman 1st Class Cody Gandy
Gathering of Eagles - Nick Hague
Air University Public Affairs
April 20, 2021 | 1:59
The Gathering of Eagles experience at Air University gives students of Air Command and Staff College the opportunity to interact with and learn from military legends.