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DHF/UTSA Pre-K thru 12

2022 Aviation & Aerospace Art Contest

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Art Educators, please check out the Youtube Video. It's a brief explanation of the First Military Flight and you get to meet our Mission Commander Lt. Col Amy Tullis.

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.

Mission Commander

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.


Participating Schools

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.

2022 DHF/UTSA Art Contest Participating Schools

  • Alamo Heights ISD
  • Boerne ISD
  • Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering
  • Central Catholic High School
  • Compass Rose
  • Edgewood ISD
  • Harlandale ISD
  • Idea Public Schools
  • Judson ISD
  • Medina Valley ISD
  • North East ISD
  • Northside ISD
  • Pre-K 4 SA
  • Promesa Academy
  • Randolph Field ISD
  • San Antonio ISD
  • School of Science & Technology
  • Southside ISD
  • Southwest ISD

* as of January 11, 2021


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