2022 Contest Theme
"The History of Military Flight"
We want all the young innovators out there to know that San Antonio is home to the very first military flight. On March 2, 1910, Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois climbed aboard the Army Airplane No. 1 at Fort Sam Houston and, at 9:30 a.m., circled the field, attaining the height of 200 feet and circling the field at the speed of 30 mph. The flight only lasted for seven and a half minutes.
Foulois made four flights that day, crashing on the last flight due to a broken fuel pipe. The premier flight became known as the "birth of military flight," and Foulois became known as the "father of U.S. military aviation."
For this year’s contest, we are asking our artists to create art that capture’s our admiration and reliance on the aircraft that serve our country. Your art can depict military aircraft from the past, present, or future.
Our Mission Commander for this year’s Art Contest is Lt. Col. Amy Tullis. She is the commander of the 433rd AW at JBSA Lackland. She flies one of the largest planes in existence, a C5!
“Lt. Col. Amy Tullis gave the Dee Howard Foundation Interns a tour of the plane she flies and instructs other pilots how to fly.
This is a C5, the kind of plane that Lt. Col Amy Tullis flies and teaches others to fly.
The Dee Howard Foundation and the University of Texas are proud to have had the following school districts and school networks participate in the 2022 “The History of Military Flight” art contest.