Western PA All Service Academies Ball

Nineteenth Annual Western Pennsylvania
All Service Academies Ball

Thursday, December 28

Thank you to everyone Who made this year's ball a success


the Western Pennsylvania Air Force Parents Group is proud to host the 19th Annual 2017 All Service Academies Ball as it marks:

  • The 70th Anniversary of the founding of the United States Air Force  
  • The 60th graduating class from USAFA (Class of 2018)

Registration from 5:30 - 6:30

Dinner served promptly at 7:00

Dress Code

Cadets and Midshipmen: Mess Dress or best uniform available. Ladies may change into evening wear after Grand March.
Active or retired military: Mess Dress or best uniform preferred but not mandatory.
General public: Black Tie optional.


Guests of Honor

We are fortunate to have several, original Tuskegee Airmen in attendance. This momentous occasion is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet these living legends and to thank them for all they have done for our country. It should be noted, Western Pennsylvania had the greatest number of volunteers that served as Tuskegee Airmen in WWII.

There will also be a meet and greet with three Tuskegee Airmen on December 28, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, at the hotel.


Guest Speaker

Brigadier General Kristin E. Goodwin, the Commandant of Cadets at the United States Air Force Academy.

She will also be available at the meet and greet with the Tuskegee Airmen on December 28, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, at the hotel.


Presentation Ceremony

Copies of Commemorative Congressional Medals will be presented to Tuskegee Airmen family members who were not able to attend the 2007 Congressional Gold Metal Award ceremony with President George W. Bush.



View items that will be available for auction at this year's Ball.



Please take a moment to learn more about the charities who will benefit from this year's fund raising efforts. If you're unable to attend the Ball, please consider a contribution to our Ball and these worthy charities.


Duquesne University Military
Psychological Clinic

Provides free services to active and retired military personnel and their families. Their services were highlighted in the 2015 Documentary "Project 22" which brought awareness to the mental health crises facing our military families. For every $1000 we donate, a military veteran and his/her family can receive counseling services for one year.


Tuskegee Memorial Foundation in Sewickley, Pa

This is America’s largest memorial dedicated to the heroic Tuskegee Airmen. Their mission is to ensure that any Western Pennsylvania member of the Tuskegee group is buried with military honors and dignity, and to continue their legacy by educating future generations about their historic contributions to WWII, aviation and our nation.


Our Supporters

Commander In Chief Sponsors

 Cronimet Foundation

Cronimet Foundation


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Steighner Family

Hofmann Family Foundation


Bronze Sponsors


Drake Family

Marylou Rodger

President of Luttner Financial


Greg and Amy Winokur

Foley Family

Laurie and George Staudacher


Chris & Dawn Fleischner

Dumbosky Family

Dave and Monica Skomo


Andrew & Amy Stahl

Gaspar Family

Congressman Mike Doyle


Congressman Mike Kelly

John Wendt III


Friends of the Academy


Dunton Insurance Agency LLC

Bobby Rahal Automotive Group

John F Slater Funeral Home

Leonard and Maria Wholey


Skander Tire Services

Rad & Meena Agrawal

Diane Faust

Joe & Marcie Knittel


Kiwanis Club Friends

Christine Mooney

AgChoice Farm Credit Union

The Plowey Family


Craft Heating & Cooling

Scott and Barb Knollinger

Col. and Mrs. Edmund Effort USAF

Col. Robert Cahalan USAF


Paul Lebovitz

Mark Caldone

Dodson Family

Ishler Family


Jan Bamford

Ken and Carmen Mitre

Ricardo Mitre

DEP Technologies


American Legion Post 778

Goehring, Rutter & Boehm

Campoli Family

Daniel & Elizabeth Cwenar


Ginny Frick & Rooney Gibbs

Jason & Tracy Gerard

Dr. & Mrs. Frank Madonna

Rosselot Family


Karen Sanguini

Jared Slack

Brian Smith

Gail Riska