Month: March 2022

Doolittle Raiders – Final Goblet Ceremony, Farewell Flyover & 71st Reunion Lookback


The live-stream of both the Doolittle Raiders Final Goblet Ceremony AND the Doolittle Farewell Flyover events can be view below.


On April 18, 2022, at 1pm Central, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the “Final Goblet” a ceremony that will mark the passing of Doolittle Raider, Col. Richard E. “Dick” Cole. Since April 1947, a ceremonial “roll call” has honored the eighty Doolittle Raiders. Cole and all of the members of Doolittle Raiders were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in May 2014 “for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting their bombings of Tokyo.” Many historians’ credit the raid as the critical factor of the Japanese defeat at the Battle of Midway, often cited as the turning point in the Pacific war.  Participating in this event will include invited attendees, Raider family members, government officials, and military dignitaries. Eighty active-duty airmen from Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field will sit among family members to represent each Doolittle Raider during the ceremony.

General Admission tickets are available for $10.00 and can be purchased at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office 850-729-6000 or by visiting the website at

At 5pm that same day, a “Flyover” with 30 vintage and current Air Force planes will take place at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, FL, in honor of the Doolittle Raiders.


In 2013, the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce host the 71st Doolittle Raiders Reunion, which was the final reunion due to their only being 4 remaining Raiders.  Below is both a Highlights video of that multi-day event and a Farewell documentary.  The event highlights video was produced by RJ Murdock and the documentary was produced by Kevin Almodovar.  Also included at the end is a short Doolittle Reunions video provided by West Fields.

National Prep Tournament 2022

Watch the LIVE STREAM of the 2022 National Prep Tournament, an annual tournament held in beautiful Fort Walton Beach, FL. Open to all high school and post grad teams, our event features some of the top players and coaches. Who will be named the National Prep Tournament Champions?

March 11, 2022 – 1:30pm – Game 1 – Goode Elite vs FCP Red
March 11, 2022 – 3pm – Game 2 – Radd Elite vs FCP HS

March 11, 2022 – 4:30pm – Game 3 – FCP Gold vs Next Level Prep

March 11, 2022 – 6pm – Game 4 – FCP Black vs GC Buccaneers
(This video is currently unavailable)

March 12, 2022 – 10:30am – Game 5 – Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2

March 12, 2022 – 12pm – Game 6 – Loser Games 3 vs Loser Game 4

March 12, 2022 – 1:30pm – Game 7 – Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2

March 12, 2022 – 3pm – Game 8 – Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4

March 13, 2022 – 10:30am – Game 9 – Loser Game 5 vs Loser Game 6

March 13, 2022 – 12pm – Game 10 – Loser Game 7 vs Loser Game 8

GMarch 13, 2022 – 1:30pm – Game 11 – Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 6

March 13, 2022 – 3pm – Game 12 – Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 8

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