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Official Name:  B-52 Stratofortress Association, also known as the B-52 Association.

Legal Entity:  We are registered in the state of Ohio and are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization

Date Founded:  We were organized in May 1994 with 50 members and today have more than 900 members

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Association is to:

  • Document and perpetuate the history of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
  • Establish a B-52 Resource Center for future research in this history
  • Accumulate, exchange, and distribute educational and historical information on the B-52
  • Publish a quarterly newsletter to inform the membership and carry out the first two purposes
  • Organize periodic reunions of those who designed, manufactured, maintained, and operated the B-52, as well as anyone with an historical interest in the aircraft
  • Facilitate renewed and continued fellowship among those who share association with the B-52 Stratofortress

Current Officers

  • Col. Mike Edwards, USAF (ret) President /
  • Lt. Col. James Bradley, USAF (ret) Membership
  • Major Richard Nelson, USAF (ret) Treasurer
  • Lt. Col. Harry Bender, USAF (ret)
  • Lt. Col. Steve Miller, USAF (ret) Vice President
  • Steve Brown
  • Robert Harder
  • SSGT. Tim Hurst, USAF (ret)
  • Lt. Col. James Larkins, USAF (ret)
  • Lt. Col. Stephen Miller, USAF (ret)
  • CMS Doug Seward, USAF (ret)
  • Col. James Hooppaw USAF President Emeritus
  • Lt. Col Dick Cole, USAF (ret)
  • Major Tommy Towery, USAF (ret) Newsletter editor, BUFFEDITOR@GMAIL.COM
  • Compile minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors and other official meetings. Distribute to Board and maintain a record set.
  • Maintain record copies of Articles of Association or Incorporation, By-Laws, and other official records. Staff changes to these documents as required in accordance with the current By-Laws.
  • Appoint a nominating committee on or before 15 September of the year before the biennial meeting of the board. Receive their slate of nominees by the following 1 February and prepare ballots.
  • Mail out ballots not later than 1 March, receive executed ballots prior to 30 April, tabulate results and convey to Board.