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CAF Red Tail Squadron Expands Offering for Educators in Celebration of Black History Month

CAF Red Tail Squadron Expands Offering for Educators in Celebration of Black History Month

To celebrate the Tuskegee Airmen’s contribution to our country, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron unveiled a new “Resources for educators” area of their website in honor of Black History Month that features a free downloadable RISE ABOVE Resource Kit for teachers and youth leaders. The materials and activities can be used to enhance lessons about the Tuskegee[Read More…]

Full Moon as seen from Earth's northern hemisphere

Apollo 50th Anniversary Reunion Featured in Oshkosh

Astronauts from the Apollo missions that put humans on the moon for the first time are expected to be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, as the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program.The 65th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The reunion is expected to[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Airshow News, Press Releases
Pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group, "Tuskegee Airmen," the elite, all-African American 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli, Italy., from left to right, Lt. Dempsey W. Morgran, Lt. Carroll S. Woods, Lt. Robert H. Nelron, Jr., Capt. Andrew D. Turner, and Lt. Clarence P. Lester. (U.S. Air Force photo)

2017 Atlanta Warbird Weekend to Salute Tuskegee Airmen

The amazing accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and beyond will be celebrated as the theme of the third annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend Oct. 7-8, 2017, at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, Chamblee, Ga. Hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing, the weekend will feature the CAF Red Tail Squadron traveling exhibit, “Rise Above,” with its restored P-51[Read More…]

DAYTON, Ohio -- The B-17F "Memphis Belle" is readied for restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Memphis Belle to be Placed on Public Display in May 2018

One of the most recognizable symbols of World War II will once again report for duty exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943.  The B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United[Read More…]

WWII Heritage Days Salutes Doolittle Raid, Battle of Midway

WWII Heritage Days Salutes Doolittle Raid, Battle of Midway

PRESS RELEASE –  America was losing the Second World War in the Pacific until an unprecedented one-way mission by Army bombers launched from a Navy aircraft carrier prompted an air-sea battle that changed the course of history. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will mark the 75th Anniversaries of the Doolittle Raid and Battle of Midway throughout the 14th[Read More…]

by January 9, 2017 0 comments Press Releases, WWII Events