Here at the Check-6 Foundation, our vision and drive is working towards the goal that one day, every child battling a serious medical condition, and every military veteran in need will have a WINGMAN who HAS THEIR BACK.
Through the efforts of our staff, partners, and ambassador volunteers, we are seeing that goal beginning to be realized, but there is much more to do. Find out how can help.
Board of Directors
Rob is a Colonel in the US Air Force, currently serving as the Senior Advisor and interagency liaison in Washington, DC...
George recently retired from the United States Air Force as a Major...
Maj Michael Knapp is a speechwriter for the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon. He is leading the Check-6 Foundation, Pilot for a Day National Program.
Board of Advisors
Christian is a former NFL running back for the Kansas City Chiefs...
Barry Eugene "Butch" Wilmore is a NASA astronaut and United States Navy test pilot...
Mo is a former Thunderbird Pilot and retired Colonel in the US Air Force...
Our ambassadors are individuals that have gone above and beyond to help carry out the mission.
They embody the ”service before self” mentality and are dedicated to helping others.
Emily is a currently a law student at Suffolk University Law in Boston, MA. She has been involved with the Check-6 Foundation for many years and continues to assist spread our mission.
" The wingman is absolutely indispensable. I look after the wingman. The wingman looks after me. It's another set of eyes protecting you. That’s the defensive part. Offensively, it gives you a lot more firepower. We work together. We fight together. The wingman knows what his responsibilities are, and knows what mine are. Wars are not won by individuals. They're won by teams."
- Lt Col. Francis S. "Gabby" Gabreski, USAF
[28 victories in WWII & 6.5 MiGs over Korea]