2/11/2013 - FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- The Tuskegee Airmen were an elite group of African-American pilots in the 1940s. They were pioneers in equality and integration of the armed forces. The term "Tuskegee Airmen" refers to all who were involved in the Army Air Corps program to train African-Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air.
View the slideshow below to see a snapshot of the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
2/14/2013 10:27:51 AM ET What a great salute to some of the bravest men that helped to defend the United States of America. The Tuskegee Airmen breeched the threshold of discrimination. Their stand in the Armed Forces turned impossibilities into possibilities. It was the bravery and tenacity that these heroes exhibited that helped America command the skies. Poise intelligence and critical thinking skills used by the Tuskegee Airman made them a force to be reckoned with. In the face of adversity they are the epitome of strength and might. I salute you Tuskegee Airman for paving the way for future Tuskegee airman for future Airman Sailors Soldiers and Marines. Your bravery spans the Armed Forces. Thank You.