On This Day in 1941, the Tuskegee Airmen were Established

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/sites/default/files/styles/wide_medium/public/2020-07/Pilots_of_the_332nd_Fighter_Group%20-%20Jeremy%20Collins.jpg On March 19, 1941, the U.S. War Department established the 99th Pursuit Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Corps (AAC) that would become the first unit consisting of African American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. In a time when segregation was the law of the land, the Tuskegee Airmen pushed back on the... Continue Reading →

Happy 106th Birthday, U.S. Navy Reserve

Today the U.S. Navy Reserve turns 106! Formed in 1915 in response to the outbreak of World War I, the U.S. Navy Reserve was first only open to Navy Veterans. By 1916, general enlistment requirements opened up the reserve and the number of serving Naval Reservists grew to 245,789 which accounted for about 54% of... Continue Reading →

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