The Tailhook Association
is an independent, fraternal, nonprofit organization internationally recognized as the premier supporter of the aircraft carrier and other sea-based aviation.
The purposes of the Association are: to foster, encourage, develop, study, and support the aircraft carrier, sea-based aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing, and aircrews of the United States of America; and to educate and inform the public in the appropriate role of the aircraft carrier and carrier aviation in the nation's defense system.
Tailhook Educational Foundation
is a charitable nonprofit California corporation created in February 1992.
The Foundation's charter is "to educate the nation's public with regard to the history and present day activities of the United States Navy carrier aviation and its importance to our country's national security."
The three main activities of the Foundation are:
- To provide educational scholarships to children and grandchildren of present and former United States Navy carrier aviation personnel.
- To distribute The Hook magazine to schools throughout the nation at no cost to the schools, and
- To establish and maintain a historical research library.
All donations to the Tailhook Educational Foundation are fully deductible as charitable contributions.