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  • Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute

    The Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute (AFEHRI) was established 23 May 1997 and is currently a component of the Barnes Center. It is comprised of a director, a curator, a noncommissioned officer in charge of the AFEHRI operations, and an information technology and administration technician. The AFEHRI’s mission is to educate and
  • Enlisted Heritage Hall - About our Hallmark

    In 1917 service members developed a way to identify people assigned to various aviation units. Those in a support role (i.e., administrative clerks) wore a patch on the right sleeve of their uniform featuring a blue field and a white propeller. For aircraft mechanics, a white circle was added to the patch, and aircrew members added the wings.Many

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7 Sept 1948: The Air Force established “Airman” as the official term of address for all enlisted members.
Today, we are honored to host Medal of Honor recipient, Melvin Morris, The Medal of Honor Foundation, and Freedom Foundation for educator professional development.
Our newest volunteer reported for duty this morning!!! :)
Thank you, Mr. Bill Chivalette, for 20 years, 3 months and 14 days as the curator of the Heritage Hall. We are so proud of you, excited for your retirement plans with your bride, and thrilled you’ll be our newest volunteer!!!
Mr. Chivalette and Mrs. Tara Bufis, the niece of Medal of Honor Recipient John L. Levitow.
We are currently working on a display featuring Airmen who have faced terrorism. This will include the stories of the Airmen involved in the Frankfurt Airport Shooting on 2 March 2011 when we lost two Airmen. We have received a donation of one of the defender shields from an Airman who was on the bus that fateful day. For that, we are humbled and grateful that this team is trusting us with their stories.
Pausing today to remember the families of 19 Airmen, who lost their lives, and countless others who were injured on 25 June 1996 at Khobar Towers.
We are honored that the Seidler family agreed to allow us to feature their son, A1C Matthew Seidler, in our new Honor Guard display.
The Heritage Hall proudly announced the induction of Dr. Tim Castle into the Wall of Achievers exhibit!!
We had the pleasure of adding Maj Gen LaBrutta to the Wall of Achievers today!
We are happy to have the USTRANSCOM Command Chief coin added to the Chiefs Coin Display in the CMSAF wing. Thank you to CMSgt Matthew Caruso for the donation!!
We had the privilege to meet many of this year's Eagles (Gathering of Eagles-GOE), with a special treat of having two former POWs sign our Hanoi Hilton display. A very special thank you to Col (Ret) Ken Cordier, Lt Col (Ret) William Schwertfeger, and the GOE team!
A HUGE thank you to the SNCOA class 18-D for the legacy gift to refurbish TSgt John Chapman’s exhibit!
Our mailbox held a surprise from the Sheppard NCO Academy...Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to the staff and students for the very generous financial support of the your Heritage Hall!!!
It’s been quite a productive Monday morning at the Heritage Hall!!!! Visits from Russ & Mia Etchberger ( Russ AndMia ), CMSAF #12 Eric Benken, and Khobar Towers Survivor Michael Willis with his daughter and Talon!
The Heritage Hall Team is saddened this morning at the news that Mrs. Fran Heiser passed away last week. She was the mother of MSgt Michael Heiser who was killed at Khobar Towers on 25 June 1996. We will miss her contagious smile and continuous support of the Heritage Hall!