Profile - The CAF Red Tail Project

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The mission of the Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) Red Tail Squadron is to preserve and share the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America's first black military pilots. The Airmen served with distinction during WWII (and beyond). They overcame racism on the ground to fight fascism in the air, fighting for a country that turned a blind eye to policies and a large population that discriminated against these men and their families because of the color of their skin. The CAF Red Tail Squadron restored and flies a red-tailed P-51C Mustang such as the Airmen flew during WWII. The airplane appears at air shows in North America and at each stop her crew tells the story of the Airmen and how through persistence and courage they overcame huge obstacles in order to serve in the military. In 2011, the CAF Red Tail Squadron developed a traveling exhibit called "RISE ABOVE" to educate people - especially young people - about the Airmen and how they demonstrated the importance of setting goals and overcoming obstacles in order to succeed.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Good To Go

     It appears that the blog address has been successfully changed (I know, I know - a big "duh" if you're reading this!).  Twitter was a bit more interesting but the new account is now also working.  If you'd like to follow us and get weekday tweets, please search for "cafredtailsquad."  I couldn't add the "ron" to "squad" as there was a user name length constraint but you get the drift.
     I am walking proof that writers can be very tech challenged!  I think logically in the English language;  tech people think logically in code language. 
     Next week's blog will be about Matt Quy's trip from California to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum where he will turn over the "keys" to a Stearman bi-plane that he and a team restored to honor the Tuskegee Airmen.  The pilot cadets at Tuskegee learned the basics of flight in Stearmans.
     Hope everyone has a wonderful (and safe) long holiday weekend.

The CAF Red Tail Project is a volunteer-driven 501c3 non-profit organization that operates under the auspices of the Commemorative Air Force. For more information, please visit

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