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  • History 72 Years in the making: 1949 First Aerial Gunnery Competition

    Seventy-two years ago, and one year after racial integration of the Armed Forces, four pilots took to the skies in P-47 Thunderbolts to compete in a first of its kind Air Force competition. Even though their aerial adversary, the much newer P-51 Mustang, was formidable, these four men had already

  • Surviving Tuskegee Pilot describes service, time as POW

    A pilot who fought Germans in WWII, got shot down and captured and survived to tell about it, met virtually with deployed Airmen at the 332nd AEW yesterday. Lt. Col. Harold Brown is a founding member of the 332nd AEW, the segregated wing made famous by the Tuskegee Airmen whose exemplary record

  • A Tuskegee Airman’s Past Meets Our Present and Our Future

    I am a 22-year-old black woman, and this is my fifth Black History Month in the Air Force. Throughout my past few years in the military, each February I have learned that there is so much that I do not know. I’m not referring to the ignorance of a young adult, no, I’m referring to the cracks and

  • Deployed Airman commemorates Tuskegee Airmen during Black History Month

    Black History Month at the 332nd is a special observance considering the wing traces its roots to WWII and specifically to the Tuskegee Airmen who distinguished themselves in combat. U.S. Air Force Capt. Latetia Bland, who is deployed to the 332nd says she learned of their sacrifices as a young