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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The OFFICIAL Reminder Blog Entry

February 1st is tomorrow!  
Our first of two webinar sessions with Tuskegee Airmen Harold Brown and Charles McGee is tomorrow!  

Coincidence?  I think not!
Dozens have signed up for tomorrow's 8-8:45 p.m. (Eastern time) online webinar, but there's room for more.   Participants will have the opportunity to text questions to Harold and Charles, making this an interactive webinar.  There will be no boring Powerpoint presentation.  Instead,  Harold and Charles will speak off the cuff about their experiences as Airmen and comment on the new Red Tails movie.

How often have you gotten to listen to a pioneering WWII fighter pilot who became a German POW when his plane was shot down (Harold) and the pilot who holds the USAF record for the most combat missions flown (Charles) speak live online about their experiences?  If your answer is fewer than two times, you need to be there! 

We encourage you to share this webinar information with your children's teachers, too.   If their students listen in, the teachers' classroom prep for the next week will be very easy because the whole group will have a lot to talk about in class thanks to this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

Click here to register for tomorrow evening's session:  http://tinyurl.com/RedTailWebinar 

Click here to register for Saturday afternoon's session (3-3:45 p.m. Eastern time): http://tinyurl.com/RedTailWebinar2. 


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 redtail.org.


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