Ancestry.com Connection

Ancestry.com is an American genealogy company based in Lehi, Utah. The largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical, historical records, veteran’s records and related genetic genealogy websites. Fold3™ is with Ancestry.com and provides online access to US military records, including the stories, photos and documents of men and women… Continue reading Ancestry.com Connection

The Gail S. Halvorsen “Candy Bomber” Veterans Center

Orem VA Clinic is now called the “Candy Bomber” Veterans Center In May of 2022, the United States House of Representatives passed Congressman Curtis and Senator Lee’s bill renaming the Orem VA Clinic to The Gail S. Halvorsen “Candy Bomber” Veterans Center. The bill was signed into law by President Joe Biden in June of… Continue reading The Gail S. Halvorsen “Candy Bomber” Veterans Center

Berlin Airlift Veterans Meet and Remember Sept 27-Oct 1, 2022

Sept 27-Oct 1 2022 Spirit of Freedom at Dayton

Seventy-three years ago in 1949 on September 30, the Berlin Airlift officially ended with the last airplane flying out of Rhein Main Air Force base in Germany. Meet and Remember On September 27-October 1, 2022 Berlin Airlift organizations gathered near Dayton, Ohio Wright Patterson Air Force Base Hope Hotel  to remember and celebrate the Berlin… Continue reading Berlin Airlift Veterans Meet and Remember Sept 27-Oct 1, 2022

A Storybook Christmas

Storybook Christmas

The Candy Bomber Tree This December at BYU-Idaho (Rexburg, ID), in accordance with their yearly tradition of creating a Christmas Tree Lane at the Manwaring Center, each department decorated a tree for this year’s theme: “A Storybook Christmas.” And yes, you guessed it, among the 20-30 trees throughout the building there was a Candy Bomber… Continue reading A Storybook Christmas

The Lundell Family Honors the Chocolate Pilot at King Theater, Ida Grove, Iowa

In July, the Lundell family of Kiron, Iowa, honored my father, Gail S. Halvorsen at the King Theater in Ida Grove, Iowa where the Lundells generously supported the showing of aviation masterpiece, “Top Gun: Maverick.” They dedicated it to dad, the Berlin Candy Bomber by placing his name on the marquee. Journalist, Doug Clough of… Continue reading The Lundell Family Honors the Chocolate Pilot at King Theater, Ida Grove, Iowa

The Wings & Wheels Event

Join Spanish Fork and the Halvorsen Foundation for a celebration of flight and speed. The Halvorsen STEM Fun Bus will be at the airport with fight simulators, STEM activities and much more. Flight and driving demonstrations throughout the day. Find out more!

The Candy Bomber Foundation at Spanish Fork Fiesta Days

The Halvorsen Foundation celebrated Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Candy Bomber Style… with the children. During the children’s activities event held at Library Park on Saturday, July 23rd, the Halvorsen Foundation set up a booth with a preview of the Halvorsen Heritage Center, flight simulators and hands on STEM activities. The Halvorsen STEM bus parked at… Continue reading The Candy Bomber Foundation at Spanish Fork Fiesta Days

Remember the Candy Bomber

Dear Friends of The CANDY BOMBER, The Candy Bomber, Colonel Gail Halvorsen, made his last flight February 16, 2022. This compassionate, humble patriot dedicated his life to humanity and making our world a better place. During the 1948 Berlin Airlift he showed the world a simple act of kindness, could change the course of history.… Continue reading Remember the Candy Bomber