Honoring Those Who Served at Marine Corps Air Station Santa Barbara During WWII

8/3/2016 Welcome to our new and updated website. Some problems with the old website neccessitated us going to a new domain address.  Glad you found us! We are pleased to announce a $500,000 pledge from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to the Wings of Honor Fund. See the story and pictures on the Updates and Info (Events) page.

BGen Fred Lopez, Committee Chairman


Wings of Honor is a one-of-a-kind tribute to honor all who served at the West Coast Marine Corps Air Station and to commemorate the historical significance of the Santa Barbara Airport. Standing more than 20 feet tall with four-inch thick glass wings the Wings of Honor monument is breathtaking in scope. This feat of modern engineering is a lasting testament to the US Marine Corps and the story of the air station. Wings of Honor will educate future generations about the vital role the Marine Corps on the West Coast played during WWII in the Pacific and Europe. Wings of Honor is just one of the many ways Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation supports and honors veterans. Learn how you can help Wings of Honor take flight. And read more from the Committee Chairman.


Committee Chairman

BGen Frederick R. Lopez, USMCR (Ret)


Maj. Jose Ramirez, USMC (Ret)

Lt. John Blankenship, USNR (Fmr)

Mrs. Hazel Blankenship

Cpl. Pete Schenck (Fmr)

Sgt. Michael Cook, US Army (Fmr)

Capt. Dennis Peterson, USMC (Fmr)

Mr. Douglas Lochner

Adam Lewis, Historian

Honorary Committee Chairmen

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General P.X. Kelley, USMC (Ret)

-- 28th Commandant of the Marine Corps

Governor - California Pete WIlson

Mr. Peter Jordano, CEO Jordano Inc