About Us

Who Are We, Our Core Values

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide aid, assistance, experiences, purpose, inspiration and hope to children battling serious medical conditions and military veterans in need.

Vision Statement

One day, every child battling a serious medical condition and every military veteran in need will have a WINGMAN who HAS THEIR BACK.

What Does “Check-6” Mean?

The Check-6 Foundation is named after, and based upon an aviator’s practice of checking his wingman’s 6 o’clock position (directly behind him) to ensure it is clear of any threat. Simply put, a concept of “I’ve got your back and am looking out for you”.

How It All Began

In 2005, Lt Col Rob Balzano became involved with the Pilot for a Day (P4D) Program at Andrews Air Force Base. Since that time, he has coordinated numerous events in support of this great program. What began as a small gathering and fundraising event (for the P4D Program) of family and friends for the bi-annual Air Force vs Navy Football Game Tailgate, quickly grew into The Check-6 Foundation. To date, the foundation has donated thousands of dollars to the Pilot for a Day program, seriously ill children, military veterans, and local families in need of financial help.

The Check-6 Foundation Motto

"The Wingmen that Have Your Back"

Our motto incorporates the essence of both our Vision and Mission statements. It also puts to words that which our logo represents.

What Does It Mean To Be A Wingman?

Here at the Check-6 Foundation we will accomplish our "Wingman" mission by focusing on our Six Pillars. 

The Six Pillars


Help find employment, networking, and any other needed support


Give our Wingmen hope for a brighter future by helping them overcome the obstacles in their way


Financial aid by directly paying bills


Memorable, once in a lifetime opportunities such as the PILOT FOR A DAY program


Pairing our Veterans and Children with each other to build and re-instill their sense of purpose and pride


We inspire our Wingmen to one day help others in need

Support One Of Our Veterans Today

Make dreams come true and donate to a pilot today. Your donation will be used to help our future pilots and their families.

Who Do We Serve

The Smallest Heroes

We stand behind each of these wonderful children, giving them all the support we can. Part of that support is to give them a once in a lifetime experience of being a “Pilot for a Day”.

Veteran Heroes

We developed the Wingman Program in an effort to help all veterans that stand in need of support. They have had our back, and now we have theirs.

The Families That Support Our Heroes

It isn’t just the children that have to undergo hardships and trials in their effort to get better. It isn’t just the veteran that has to deal with the difficulties of the trials of military life. Their families bear those burdens right along side them. We know that they need help and support as well, and we strive to provide that in everything that we do.

How We Fulfill Our Wingman Mission

Pilot for the Day

Serving our young heroes and their families

Veterans Assistance

Giving back to those that have given so much


Join our army of volunteers and supporters

Our Partners

Our Sponsors