Preserve a Legacy

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Why Donate?

The Enlisted Heritage Hall is a historical research center that falls under the Air University Foundation, a 501C(3) tax-exempt non-profit educational foundation that provides resources and support to military organizations throughout the River Region. The Enlisted Heritage Hall is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and showcasing the contributions of the Air Force enlisted corps. The Heritage Hall relies on donations, brick paver sales, and gift shop sales to continue our mission. The generous donations and purchases by our beloved guests truly are the lifeblood of the Heritage Hall. Below are a few ways in which you can ensure that we are able to preserve yesterday, today, for tomorrow.  Please fund our future so that we can preserve your past.

Ways to Donate

Commemorative Brick Plaza Paver Program


About the Bricks

Your personalized engraved commemorative clay brick paver will be 4" x 8" and can be purchased for a donation of $100. Bricks will be ordered in batches when a minimum of 100 bricks are pending. The bricks will be installed in our brick plaza once received, and placement is at the discretion of the Enlisted Heritage Hall staff.  After we have received payment for the brick, we will e-mail you a certificate stating that a commemorative brick will be placed in honor of the person on the brick in our brick plaza in front of the Heritage Hall.


Bricks have a three line maximum, with no more than 20 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation. Finished bricks will be centered and capitalized. Please use proper rank, etc. No logos or graphics.


 Engraved bricks are durable and versatile clay. Normal wear and weather is to be expected. The bricks are important to enhance the appearance of our brick plaza in front of the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall.  A personalized, commemorative brick paver or donor medallion is an excellent way to recognize a devoted career, to honor service, or acknowledge the dedication of spouses, family members, and many others committed to supporting the Air Force Enlisted Heritage. 

Who should purchase a brick?

A personalized, commemorative brick paver or donor medallion is an excellent way to recognize a devoted career, to honor service, or acknowledge the dedication of spouses, family members, and many others committed to supporting the Air Force Enlisted Heritage.

Brick Paver Order Form

Donor Medallion Program

About the Medallion

The medallion program is reserved for our most generous donors.  With a generous monetary donation of $250, a customized and permanently engraved medallion will be commissioned in your honor. Additionally, incremental contributions of $250 will be highlighted via individual stars being engraved around the personalized text of your medallion. Each medallion will be proudly displayed in our main exhibit gallery near the front entrance of the Heritage Hall.   After payment is processed, we will provide you with a certificate stating that a medallion will be displayed in your honor within our Heritage Hall.  The medallions usually take about a week to be engraved and put on display. 


There is a bit more flexibility for personalization of the medallions, than there is for the brick pavers.  You aren't specifically limited to any amount of characters, but please keep in mind that the more characters you request, the smaller the text will be on the medallion.  Please call if you need further details on personalization. 

Donor Medallion Order Form 

Gift Shop Purchases

Please visit our Gift shop located within the Enlisted Heritage Hall. We have several personalized items including: Coins, patches, shot glasses and more in addition to other enlisted related gifts and books. All proceeds from the gift shop go directly to maintaining and building the exhibits throughout the Heritage Hall. 

Monetary Donations

The Enlisted Heritage Hall relies on our visitors to stay open.  Keep us in mind for fundraisers and monetary donations. 

How do you pay?

Payments can be made several ways:

1. Mail a check along with a copy of your brick order form to: AF Enlisted Heritage Research Institute 550 McDonald St, Bldg. 1143 Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL 36114

2. Call the Heritage Hall at (334)-416-3202 to make a credit card payment over the phone

3. Drop off cash/check OR make a credit card payment in person at our Facility (Building 1210 on Maxwell-Gunter AFB)

4. Use the QR code provided on the Order Form. Please make sure to either e-mail or send us your order form for processing.

550 McDonald Street, Bldg 1210
Maxwell-Gunter AFB AL 36114-3107

Phone: 334-416-3202

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 7am-4pm*
Closed Holidays

After hours and weekends available by appointment

*Note: Due to manning shortages, the Enlisted Heritage Hall occasionally has to close it's doors or modify its hours of operation without notice. Though we are typically open M-F 0700-1600 we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE that you call ahead to schedule a visit to ensure that we will have staff coverage. Guided tours are available by appointment only. Appointments for guided tours must be made, at a minimum, 24 hours in advance.