We are in the process of forming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit called The Brotallion Blue Skies Foundation.
To support the next-of-kin of fallen Army aircrew.
The Brotallion Blue Skies Foundation was founded by three Active Duty Army Aviators in early 2020. Each serving the better part of a decade to include a combat deployment, they were very familiar with the inherent risk of their jobs. Two members, while serving in liaison positions with Special Forces Groups, experienced firsthand the positive effects organizations like the Green Beret Foundation were able to have on the families of fallen Green Berets. Nothing like this existed for the Army Aviation Community. On September 26, 2019, a pilot died in a UH-60 crash in Fort Polk, LA. The following day they decided to leverage their pull in the community to make a difference.
The Brotallion Blue Skies Foundation is a veteran founded non-profit organization dedicated to providing post-mishap support for the Army Aviation community and their families. In addition to providing financial support we ensure that their legacies will live on.
We will honor our fallen brothers and sisters through generous donations, volunteering, business relationships, and by the sale of shirts from the Brotallion Blue Skies Collection.
As a matter of practice, we step in and aid the affected families of a Class A (fatal) Army Aviation mishap.
In addition to immediately donating funds that have been raised through charitable donations and fundraising, the foundation designs a t-shirt unique to each mishap that we support. 100% of the profits of these t-shirts are donated to the next-of-kin. After one month, the funds are divided if necessary and distributed to the families. These funds provide assistance with family travel, lodging, and incidentals.
Our support does not end there. The shirts will remain available with all profit being donated to the families at the beginning of each month, indefinitely. It is our hope that the shirts honor their lives, keep them present in our hearts, and serve as a reminder that what we do serves a higher cause.