Serving Military and Veteran's Families in Their Time of Need A family's love is always the best medicine.
When a loved one is injured or ill, a Fisher House unites families and relieves the financial and emotional strain of being away from home.
Lieutenant General Fornell, USAF, (Ret) retired from active duty in the USAF in 1993 with over 35 years of service. He served in senior acquisition leadership positions in AF Systems Command and AF Materiel Command. The general is a command pilot with more than 7,000 flying hours in more than 40 types of aircraft. His military decorations and awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with 11 oak leaf clusters and Air Force Commendation Medal. He also wears the Basic Parachutist Badge and the Missile Crew Member Badge.
He has been a private consultant since retiring and lives in Niceville, FL. He is also a member of the Defense Support Initiative of the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council, Chairman of the Air Force Armament Museum Foundation, member of both the Niceville Chamber of Commerce and Emerald Coast Military Affairs Committee, and member of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority. He is a graduate of the AF Test Pilot School, holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an engineering degree from Michigan State University.
Our signature event of the year. 2016 sold out (twice) and this one will too. To sponsor and buy tickets, click here. Update - Event is close to sell out (9/27 - seating may be unavailable thanks to our many generous supporters.)
Hotel reservations for guests attending the gala, click here.
Come join the Bear Bait family for an old school, low key, and well-organized ultra at the beautiful Blackwater River Forest, Bear Lake area. Challenge yourself to one of our 50 mile, 50km, and 25km distance runs. Generously supporting Fisher House year 3 - 2017 raised $6,500!!!!! Thanks Dan, Bo, Dalia and Bear Bait runners!