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.
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75 Years of Excellence

75 Years of Excellence

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
01/14/2021

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

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo
01/01/2021

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

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo
12/29/2020

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

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo
12/20/2020

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

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo
12/07/2020

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

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo
10/28/2020

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

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo
10/28/2020

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

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo
09/25/2020

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

When gentle giants quietly step away mere words can not fill the void.  Thank you for helping lite the way. RIH
09/21/2020

When gentle giants quietly step away mere words can not fill the void. Thank you for helping lite the way. RIH

In loving memory of Irma “Pete” Dryden who passed away today September 17, 2020. Irma “Pete” Dryden served in the Tuskegee Airmen program as a nurse at the Tuskegee air base hospital. Ms. Dryden’s nickname was derived from her childhood habit of wiggling her nose like Peter Rabbit. “Pete” considered her service as a Documented Original Tuskegee Airman among her proudest accomplishments. She remained an active member of The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., the nonprofit organization that preserves and teaches about the group’s legacy. She volunteered to serve as a nurse on base just after finishing her training at Harlem Hospital in New York.

Ms. Dryden was 23 years old when she boarded a train in April 1943 to travel to the air base being built outside of Tuskegee, Alabama. A New York City native, she had never experienced the Jim Crow racism of the south, but she and two fellow black nurses soon got their introduction after having to change to a segregated train in Washington, D.C. The train didn’t have a separate dining car for African-Americans, so Ms. Dryden and two fellow nurses were given strict rules about when and where they could eat their meals. As they ate at certain times, a curtain was pulled around them so that the white passengers wouldn’t have to acknowledge the “coloreds” in their midst.
Ms. Dryden had never been exposed to anything so humiliating. But something came out of the humiliation –that she knew she could overcome anything and she could help whoever she was with. Ms. Dryden knew she could give strength to the young men of Tuskegee Army Airfield and she did. To Ms. Dryden, that meant lending a sympathetic ear as well as bandaging a wound.

In 2014, Ms. Dryden participated in the Real Women Read Program with members of the National Association of Black Military Women Atlanta Metro Chapter.

The NABMW Atlanta Metro Chapter helped to celebrate Ms. Dryden’s 100th birthday in May 2020 and gave her an NABMW Chapter jacket as an honorary member of the Atlanta Metro Chapter. Ms. Dryden is survived by two of her three sons.

Please review attached link below as an information platform to recognize the women who served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II at Tuskegee Army Air Field. In loving memory of Ms. Irma “Pete” Dryden.

www.TuskegeeArmyNurses.Info

Members of the 100th Fighter Squadron displayed their heritage of the Tuskegee Airmen with a modification for Exercise S...
09/18/2020

Members of the 100th Fighter Squadron displayed their heritage of the Tuskegee Airmen with a modification for Exercise Savannah Shift, Sept. 14-22, 2020. The 100th FS panther dons a mask to encourage diligence and accountability in the fight against COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Senior Airman Heather Leveille)

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo
09/05/2020

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

Here's wishing Dr. Harold Brown has celebrated one his Happiest Birthdays ever today.  #96 Strong today!!
08/20/2020

Here's wishing Dr. Harold Brown has celebrated one his Happiest Birthdays ever today. #96 Strong today!!

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08/10/2020

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Proclaiming himself “proud, yet humbled,” Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., was officially installed Aug. 6 as the Air Force’s 22nd Chief of Staff, becoming the first African-American in history to lead a military service as its highest ranking officer. In remarks following the formal “Change of Responsibility” ceremony in which he took over from retiring Gen. David Goldfein, the 21st Chief of Staff, Brown acknowledged an array of people who influenced his life. Among them were his wife Sharene and his parents as well as a list of Air Force colleagues, including Goldfein and other “extraordinary leaders.” Yet, cognizant of the moment in history, Brown also noted, “Today is possible due to the perseverance of those who went before me serving as an inspiration to me and many others.

“Those like the Tuskegee Airmen, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Chappie James, African-American leaders across our Air Force and military, past and present to include today’s special guest Mr. Ed Dwight, America’s first African American astronaut candidate,” he said. “It is due to their trials and tribulations in breaking barriers that I can address you today as the Air Force Chief of Staff.”

Read more at https://go.usa.gov/xfvy6

It was a great day  to be a Red Tail!!
07/27/2020

It was a great day to be a Red Tail!!

On this day in 1944, 1st Lt. Edward C. Gleed earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for shooting down two German FW-109s.

#ThisDayInHistory

It is always great to see photos from the early years of our Red Tail heroes.  It is even more rewarding when we see the...
07/11/2020

It is always great to see photos from the early years of our Red Tail heroes. It is even more rewarding when we see their names. Thank you LeRoy Gillead for identifying your dad in this one.

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo
07/06/2020

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

Tuskegee Airmen Museum - History
07/03/2020
Tuskegee Airmen Museum - History

Tuskegee Airmen Museum - History

From its founding in the early 1970s, the Tuskegee Airmen Museum in Detroit was envisioned as a living testament to the squad's flying accomplishments

Tuskegee Airmen Foundation 75th Anniversary of the "Tuskegee Experience"'s cover photo
06/19/2020

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

Gold Star Aces & Adventures of the 4th Fighter Group
06/18/2020

Gold Star Aces & Adventures of the 4th Fighter Group

General Charles McGee with a model of the P-51 he flew during WWII.

AF Academy names airfield in honor of Tuskegee hero - United States Air Force Academy
06/14/2020
AF Academy names airfield in honor of Tuskegee hero - United States Air Force Academy

AF Academy names airfield in honor of Tuskegee hero - United States Air Force Academy

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein (far right) stands with Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett (second from right), relatives of Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Kaleth O. Wright (far left), Air Force Academy Superintendent Jay B. Silveria, and o...

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
06/14/2020

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Take a look at this wonderful info-graphic slideshow created by our very own Kendra Bowman! 🤩Click to enlarge.

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
FOX 5 Atlanta

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

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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.