Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, Inc. Adds New Board


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, Inc. (“TB2”), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, is dedicated to preserving history of Aviation in Scottsdale, Arizona, honoring all military veterans and creating unique educational opportunities and scholarships for veteran and non-veteran Arizona students studying all aspects of aviation. TB2 is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member of the Board of Directors, Nolan de Graaff.

Mr. de Graaff is the owner and president of Ice Now, LLC, founded in 2009, a regional packaged ice maker and delivery service operating in Arizona, Nevada, southern Utah and Southern California. . His company was named one of America’s fastest growing private companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row. Ice Now supplies quality ice packs to grocery chains, convenience stores, restaurants, golf courses, construction sites, major events and more. Ice Now also produces snow for special events during the winter months.

Nolan holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Economics from the University of California at Davis. He provides nonprofit support to various organizations in metro Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Mr. de Graaff commented: “It is a great honor to be invited to join the Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial Board. The men and women of this organization, current and past, have done a fantastic job preserving the legacy of Thunderbird Field II and what it has meant to the region. This foundation strives to provide direct help to our great veterans and I could not be more proud. Additionally, TB2 is making great strides in funding scholarship funding for Arizona university students seeking aviation professions. I am proud to be a part of the further development of the mission goals of this organization. I would also like to thank the other members of the Board of Directors for this incredible opportunity.

Steve Ziomek, President and Chairman of TB2, said, “TB2 is privileged to welcome another prominent individual to our Board of Directors. Nolan, who comes from a military family, brings a diverse background, from college sports to business and philanthropy. It will immediately become an integral part of the TB2 mission.

About Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, Inc.
Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Scottsdale, Arizona. During World War II, an airfield named Thunderbird Field II was built for the sole purpose of training US Army Air Corps pilots in 1942. Thunderbird Field II has graduated over 5,500 male and female pilots, many of whom participated in military actions in Europe and the Pacific. The land and school were deactivated on October 16, 1944, sold to Arizona State Teachers College (ASU), then to the Arizona Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and finally to the city of Scottsdale in 1966 and is now known as Scottsdale Airport (SDL). TB2 has a permanent memorial at the entrance to Scottsdale Airport, honoring the men and women of the country’s five armed forces: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force, as well as POW-MIAs . For more information, please visit

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