by Lanorris Askew
78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
6/1/2012 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) -- Robins Air Force Base is being recognized for how it showcases history and for the top-notch team that records it.
The Air Force History and Museums Program recently announced the Museum of Aviation's exhibit, "Tuskegee Airmen: A Proud Heritage," as the 2012 Air Force Heritage Award winner.
Dr. William Head and Diane Truluck, both base history office historians, were also awarded the Albert F. Simpson Award for Excellence in History Programs.
"It's a great honor for our museum exhibit team to be recognized at the Air Force level," said Dudley Bluhm, the Robins AFB Museum deputy director, in a recent press release. "This exhibit is about heroes, American heroes that kids and adults so desperately seek today. It's been our honor to portray the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, black Americans who not only fought on the battlefield, but endured the prejudices of the day in order to keep all Americans free."
The Albert F. Simpson Award recognizes a history office at the non-appropriated fund, center or laboratory level.
Head, the history office chief, said he was humbled by the award.
"To be considered one of the best history offices in the Air Force by your fellow historians and Airmen is a great honor indeed."
"It's very exciting and humbling to be recognized for doing something that you love," she said.
6/7/2012 4:34:39 PM ET Congratulations! Everyone that has an opportunity needs to stop by and take a look at the results of the historians hard work. What a great story to tell