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Civilian Pilot Training Program offered pilot training to previously excluded groups
June 27, 2022
On June 27, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Civilian Pilot Training Act into law.

Air Force Recruiting unveils Tuskegee Airmen paint scheme for Indy 500 and NASCAR races
April 20, 2021
Air Force Recruiting Service and their partners at Richard Petty Motorsports and Ed Carpenter Racing introduced their newest paint scheme to honor the Tuskegee Airmen for the 2021 race season.

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.

99th FTS participates in Tuskegee Airman’s 100th birthday celebration
January 22, 2021
Lt. Col. Derek McCafferty, 99th Flying Training Squadron director of operations, waves to retired Master Sgt. James Bynum, a documented Original Tuskegee Airman, during his 100th birthday celebration Jan. 9 at the Grandview Assisted Living Facility in San Antonio. To celebrate the milestone, the Tuskegee Airmen San Antonio Chapter held a drive-thru car parade where close to a 100 cars showed up to wish him a happy birthday.

Air Force releases 'Red Tail Angels' docuseries
November 11, 2020
“The Red Tailed Angels” documentary series, which showcases the hardships, struggles and ultimately the successes of the Tuskegee Airmen, is now live on the Air Force Blue Tube channel. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

Air Force Recruiting, NASCAR to honor fallen Tuskegee Airman Memorial Day Weekend
May 21, 2020
Dickson will be honored by Air Force Recruiting Service and Richard Petty Motorsports at the NASCAR Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 25, 2020.

Air Force remembers Tuskegee Airmen contributions in honor of Black History Month
January 30, 2020
Every February, the U.S. recognizes Black History Month in order to showcase the challenges, victories and contributions of individuals throughout the nation’s history.

Air Force announces newest Red Tail: ‘T-7A Red Hawk’
September 17, 2019
The Air Force’s all-new advanced trainer aircraft, the T-X, has officially been named the T-7A Red Hawk

99th FTS pays tribute to fallen Tuskegee Airman
June 28, 2019
Dr. Granville Coggs hero shot is embedded in a photo collage honoring the Tuskegee Airmen in the hallway of the 99th Flying Training Squadron. The 99th FTS traces lineage to the Tuskegee Airmen and they pay homage to their history within their hallways and by sporting a red stripe on the tail to resemble the red tails the original Tuskegee Airmen piloted. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Airman 1st Class Shelby Pruitt)

99th FTS carries on Tuskegee Airmen legacy, trains ‘world’s best’ instructor pilots
May 17, 2016
The 99th Flying Training Squadron is the Department of Defense’s sole provider for T-1A Jayhawk pilot instructor training. The squadron was formed during World War II as the first flying unit for African Americans known as the Tuskegee Airmen, and it was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, originally called the Distinguished Unit Citation, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy.