Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience" The Tuskegee Airmen Foundation will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the “Tuskegee Airmen Experience on March 22, 2016 in Montgomery, AL.
75 Years of Excellence
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The Tuskegee Experience began March 22, 1941 during World War II. The activation of the U.S. Army Air Corps 99th Pursuit Squadron at Chanute Field on this date began the advent of a legacy born directly from the effort and determination of over 16,000 proud men and women. The fortitude of these individuals to stand strong in the face of adversity established the first black combat aviation unit comprised of pilots, and support personnel trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field and other locations. 75 years later, the intrinsic value that their legacy now holds must be celebrated in a fashion that is equal to the foundation of valor that they built and left for us to stand on.

Mission: Tuskegee Airmen Foundation, Inc. (TAF) Mission: "To insure that the dreams of the youth of today become the reality that is our nations’ future."

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo
06/01/2020

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo

05/29/2020
Ms. Irma Dryden's 100th Birthday

A wonderful 100th Birthday tribute to a lovely lady!

This video is in honor of Tuskegee Army Nurse Ms. Irma Dryden who is part of the Tuskegee Experience. The Video is the work of John W McCaskill History Alive.

Here's Wishing yoU the Happiest of Birthdays.  I know that your husband 'A-Train' flew a barrel roll salute over your la...
05/29/2020
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Here's Wishing yoU the Happiest of Birthdays. I know that your husband 'A-Train' flew a barrel roll salute over your lawn party before returning to his heavenly hangar. Thank you for your service. Best Wishes!!

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY! Second Lieutenant Irma “Pete” Cameron (Dryden), a distinguished member of the Greatest Generation and only surviving Tuskegee Airman nurse, turned 100 on Thursday. Please join us in wishing her a happy birthday!

Remembering the Tuskegee Army Nurses
04/29/2020

Remembering the Tuskegee Army Nurses

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
04/01/2020

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

#WednesdayBookReview
“A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman” by Charles W. Dryden reviewed by Ranger Chad😀

Stunningly described aerial dogfights, and heroic equal rights work are not the only things you will read about in Charles Dryden’s book “A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman”. Although he was involved in both, Dryden’s true talent is revealed as he shares intimate moments of his own life and the lives of people that surround him. The recollection of the night Dryden’s child ‘Thumper’ was sick, and Col. Davis called to make sure he had a way to get home quickly revealed a side of Davis that the public rarely saw. It’s these moments, told through Dryden’s superb and engaging writing that put a much more personal touch on the story of the Tuskegee Airmen than is usually read. Additionally Dryden discusses more than just WWII, examining his time as a spotter in Korea in the first integrated US military since the revolution. Many people forget that the Tuskegee Airmen may have started during WWII, but many served honorably through multiple wars. If you're interested in the individual people that made up the Tuskegee Airmen, as told through the eyes of a pilot, there is hardly a better book available.

Women In Military Service For America Memorial
03/12/2020

Women In Military Service For America Memorial

Today we honor Air Force pilot Maj. Christina "Thumper" Hopper, the first black female fighter pilot to enter combat in a major war, flying over 50 combat missions

She flew in Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, continuously pushing barriers and paving the way for women who serve today.

Once on a mission, Maj. Hopper's aircraft's hostile threat warning system was disabled when it was struck by lightning. Yet, she completed her mission. Now, she continues to empower and inspire through her mentorship program for female aviators.

#BlackHistoryMonth #HerMemorial #veterans #militarywomen #military

National Montford Point Marine Association Los Angeles  Chapter 8
03/05/2020

National Montford Point Marine Association Los Angeles Chapter 8

California 5th Annual Tuskegee Airmen Day. Los Angeles Chapter Wednesday March 26, 2020 at 6PM. Proud Bird Restraunt Los Angeles California. Come out and Meet Original Tuskegee Airmen. National Montford Point Marine Association Inc. invited

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. National Office
03/03/2020
Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. National Office

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. National Office

Meet the first African-American appointed as Chief of Staff of the Air Force (or any of the services).

02/02/2020

Super Bowl Coin Toss will be made by Original Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee

He celebrated his 100th Birthday 7 DEC 2019; received approval for honorary promotion to Brigadier General; a building will be named in his honor at Columbia College, Columbia, MO 21MAY20 and now he will help kick off the Super Bowl!! How sweet it is. Congrats!!

Thank you Park Ranger Vester Marable for all your support in helping preserve the Tuskegee Airmen legacy.  RIH
01/03/2020

Thank you Park Ranger Vester Marable for all your support in helping preserve the Tuskegee Airmen legacy. RIH

Park Ranger Vester Marable
April 27, 1989 – December 28, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Vester Marable. Vester began his career with the National Park Service at Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site as a volunteer at age fourteen. He was subsequently hired as a Park Guide. After a detail at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Vester gained coveted Park Ranger status. He returned to Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and eventually became the acting Administrative Officer for Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, Freedom Riders National Monument, and Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. Vester was a gifted interpretive ranger known and loved by many.

Services are planned as follows:

Viewing/Family Hour - Friday, January 3, 2020
Location - Washington Chapel AME Church
2508 West Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

Viewing 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Family Hour 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Funeral Service - Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:00 am
Location - Tuskegee University Chapel
1200 West Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, AL 36088

Interment - TBA

No flowers by request of the family - please send donations in
Vester's honor to Washington Chapel Church, 2508 West Montgomery Road,
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

Condolences may be sent to: 1102 Ellison Avenue, Tuskegee, AL 36083.

Our thoughts are with Vester’s family and friends. We will miss you Vester.

We thank him for his patriotic service.  RIH
12/10/2019
Local Tuskegee Airmen dies peacefully at 90

We thank him for his patriotic service. RIH

CLEVELAND (WJW)-One of the remaining Tuskegee Airmen has died. Roy Richardson, 90, died peacefully at home in Oakwood Tuesday according to his daughter Stacey Richardson. The elite group of black men and women was founded in 1941. It produced nearly 1,000 aviators, America's first blck military pilo...

Tuskegee Airmen saluted for service in event at UMES - Salisbury Independent
11/17/2019
Tuskegee Airmen saluted for service in event at UMES - Salisbury Independent

Tuskegee Airmen saluted for service in event at UMES - Salisbury Independent

Hundreds of students, local elected officials, community members, and veterans gathered at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to celebrate Veterans Day and the birthdays of two living legends — Dr. Charles McGee, retired Colonel, and Dr. Harry Quinton, a retired Sergeant. At 99 years old, Mc...

Tuskegee Airmen saluted for service in event at UMES - Salisbury Independent
11/16/2019
Tuskegee Airmen saluted for service in event at UMES - Salisbury Independent

Tuskegee Airmen saluted for service in event at UMES - Salisbury Independent

Hundreds of students, local elected officials, community members, and veterans gathered at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to celebrate Veterans Day and the birthdays of two living legends — Dr. Charles McGee, retired Colonel, and Dr. Harry Quinton, a retired Sergeant. At 99 years old, Mc...

A1C Zoe Russell Reporting
11/15/2019
Tuskegee Airmen Celebrate 75th Anniversary

A1C Zoe Russell Reporting

Ten original airmen from the Tuskegee Airman Aviation Program came together to celebrate their accomplishments after 75 years. The Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark Welsh was also inducted as an honorary member of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Check out the article: http://www.maxwell.af.mil/news...

Alexander Jefferson: Luft Gangster
11/15/2019

Alexander Jefferson: Luft Gangster

Happy 98th birthday to the man himself! The one, the only, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson!!!! Let’s show him some birthday love!!!! 🎂 🎁 🍰 🎁 Alex was born November 15, 1921. Salute to you my friend and hero!

Best sign I've ever seen
11/12/2019
Best sign I've ever seen

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Academy airfield to be named after AF trailblazer
10/29/2019
Academy airfield to be named after AF trailblazer

Academy airfield to be named after AF trailblazer

The Air Force Academy will pay tribute to the barrier-breaking career of Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the Tuskegee Airman and World War II pilot, when it names its airfield in his honor, Nov. 1.

CAF Red Tail Squadron
10/24/2019

CAF Red Tail Squadron

This #ThrowbackThursday is an important one because it was 79 years ago, #OTDIH in 1940, that the War Department directed the US Army Air Corps to submit a plan for the establishment and training of an African American pursuit squadron. This squadron would later be known as the 99th Pursuit Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group and ultimately as the Tuskegee Airmen.

HBCU Today
10/09/2019

HBCU Today

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY alum, Mildred Hemmons Carter was the first black female pilot in Alabama and is counted among the history-making Tuskegee Airmen, too!

She and her husband (both Tuskegee alum & pilots) had a beautiful love story as well. See their story here: https://t.co/50yZ7vc1A2

[Thanks to Crystal Johnson and The Hundred Seven for this.]

Vintage & Iconic African American Everything
10/07/2019

Vintage & Iconic African American Everything

Tuskegee Airmen in Italy, 1944

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Please help us make this commemoration a memorable milestone for our remaining Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen and their families. To help celebrate this milestone we have set a goal to raise $75 Million over ten years for the Tuskegee Airmen Youth Aerospace and STEM Academy as a perpetual memorial to the Tuskegee Airmen.

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I can reproduce any Tuskegee Airman's Tunic. See sample photo attached. Joe [email protected]
This Bailey lithograph was signed by 8 of the airmen and has biographies of 7 of them. It is going to auction next week outside of Chicago and deserves attention.