The Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) presented American Aero FTW, a fixed-base operator (FBO) at Meacham International Airport, with its highest civilian honor — the 2023 NSF Patriot Award — in recognition of years of financial contributions and support. The award ceremony was part of NSF’s inaugural Dallas Evening of Tribute benefit dinner on April 27. The event showcased the Foundation’s vital role in supporting the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community, raised funds to support critical programs, and recognized the courage and sacrifices of warriors and their families.
Since it was founded in 2012, American Aero has donated more than $170,000 to NSF. In 2017, the Foundation began allocating American Aero’s contributions toward aviation-related scholarships with the goal of helping active duty and veteran SEALs and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) realize their dream of flying. In that time, NSF has provided eighty-six scholarships and grants totaling nearly $300,000 to fund pilot training and certifications.