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.
Please come on November 22, 4-6:00 p.m. for the judging. Our tree, designed by the talented Kathryn Guidry will be competing for prizes ($$) to Fisher House. Your vote counts and will support our military families. Be there or be square, no seriously just be there!
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!