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JBSA celebrates Black History Month
February 1, 2022
JBSA celebrates Black History Month

Duncan Field, Kelly’s ties to Tuskegee Airmen’s 49+1
February 19, 2021
Editor’s note: photo and caption were pulled from the National Archives Catalog.
Members of the ground crew of a Negro fighter squadron of the 15th U.S. Air Force in Italy place a loaded wing tank on a P-51 Mustang before the group takes off on another mission escorting bombers over enemy targets. The squadron uses auxiliary fuel tanks for long-distance flights. Left to right: T/Sgt. Charles K. Haynes, S/Sgt. James A. Sheppard, and M/Sgt. Frank Bradley. N.d. 208-AA-49E-1-3.

From coal miner’s son to wing commander: African-American Airman led the way
February 28, 2018
In August 1967, Harold Beatty joined the Air Force in Knoxville, Tennessee, and over the next 35 years he made his way from airman basic to colonel, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees along the way.

JBSA recognizes African American History Month
February 1, 2017
According to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Black History Month dates back to 1915. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the ASALH and Black History Month, chose the month of February for the observance because it includes the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.