The Tuskegee Airmen Foundation is set to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the “Tuskegee Airmen Experience.” Three events to mark this long awaited occasion will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – a press conference at 11:00 a.m. at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site in Tuskegee, AL and a V.I.P. Reception & Black Tie Gala at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center in Montgomery, AL from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Pilots, nurses, mechanics, ground crew, air traffic controllers, meteorologists, stenographers, armorers and other support personnel saw the activation of the first black combat aviation unit at Tuskegee Army Air Field and other locations. March 22, 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the inauguration of the U.S. Army Air Corps 99th Pursuit Squadron on March 22, 1941.
“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,” says Brigadier General Leon Johnson, USAFR (Ret.), National President, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. The Tuskegee Airmen Youth Aerospace and STEM Academy has the goal to simulate the efforts made beginning in 1941 that resulted in over 16,000 individuals being part of the Tuskegee Experience which proved that blacks could take on any and all aspects related to the field of aviation.
Unfortunately, this may be the last milestone when most of our remaining Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen will be with us to celebrate and we want to make it memorable for them and their families. We are planning an ongoing series of activities and events in major cities to commemorate the
75th Anniversary and solicit support for the academy.