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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit Open House

The CAF Red Tail Project RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit will be open to the public Thursday through Saturday, August 11-13, 2011 at Fleming Field in South St. Paul, Minnesota.  Admission is FREE!  Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

To find online directions re: how to get there, use this address:  
                                  310 Airport Road, South St. Paul, MN 55075

We hope you'll come by to see the exhibit and watch the movie.  The Mustang will be there as well - great photo op!

We're so excited to share this wonderful (and fun) new educational tool with those who live in and around the Twin Cities.  Hope to see you there (and tell your friends)!

The CAF Red Tail Squadron 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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