Space Foundation Observes Armed Forces Day

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Armed Forces Day on May 16 was celebrated at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs by offering free admission to the children of military families. The Discovery Center offers family-friendly, hands-on space-themed activities that spark interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The Space Foundation was also a table sponsor for the Armed Forces Week Luncheon in Colorado Springs on May 13 (pictured). The event honored 14 “best of the best” of the enlisted forces from local commands. Featured speaker for the luncheon was Gen. John E. Hyten, Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB. Veterans who attended the luncheon were recognized, including a few veterans from World War II.

Thank You to our CFC Donors
The Space Foundation is a proud participant in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the workplace giving program for members of the U.S. military, as well as federal and civilian employees. We are so grateful to those who are serving our country and helping to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and technology professionals by including the Space Foundation (CFC#71807) on their pledge card.  

As a nonprofit organization, this philanthropy is critical to the Space Foundation’s mission success. It propels forward our focus on STEM education to build a significant pipeline of an educated, curious, and equipped workforce and leaders for future generations. Thank you to all of our CFC donors for your thoughtful generosity!

Pictured: Space Foundation table at the Armed Forces Week Luncheon in Colorado Springs

This article is part of Space Watch: June 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 6).