Profile - The CAF Red Tail Project

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South St. Paul, MN, United States
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.

Monday, July 4, 2011


     Man, this Twitter thing may only have 140 characters available to get the message out there, but the program itself has about 140 quirks.  Last Friday when I was opening the new account with the "Squadron" designation, I asked Twitter to recognize "cafredtailsquadron" and it indicated it would only recognize "cafredtailsquad" due to field size constraints.  Now our page calls itself "cafredtail" with "cafredtailsquadron" in figurative parentheses next to it!
     Obviously, this works adequately, but I sure would love to know how the Twitter application removed "squad" on its own!  Bottom line: here's the definitive way to find us on Twitter.!/cafredtail. 
      Our Twitter feed is updated at least once each weekday morning and more often when something of interest needs to be shared.  We hope you'll find us, follow us, and tell your friends.

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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