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2014-03-11 12:21:08

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wings Club, recognized as the most premier aviation club in the world, and IAWA (International Aviation Women's Association) will honor Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, former Air Show Pilot and United States Air Force Test Pilot with the fifth annual Outstanding Aviator Award. Created to recognize airmen and airwomen whose actions have made major contributions to aviation and/or security and serve as leadership role models, the presentation of...

2014-02-07 08:23:08

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted historian and Fathers' Rights Attorney Jeffery Leving (dadsrights.com) will be featured in NBC Chicago's (Ch. 5) tribute to African American history airing Saturday, February 8 at 5 AM and Sunday, February 9 at 5 and 8 AM. Host Art Norman will highlight Leving's analysis of historical artifacts evidencing the dedication and sacrifice of African Americans serving our country. First, Leving will present an archive of material related to the...

2013-05-16 23:24:20

The Albuquerque Chapter will host a 5K run/walk on May 25, 2013 to raise funds for S.T.E.M. and Aviation Summer Camps in Albuquerque. Funds can also be donated before and during the walk towards the New Mexican Tuskegee Airmen Statue being commissioned at the New Mexico Veteran´s Memorial. Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Educating and inspiring the next generation TAI´s main mission is to introduce young people to the world of aviation and science, as well as to...

2013-02-25 16:20:32

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carolinas Aviation Museum at Charlotte Douglas International Airport will host the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron's RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit honoring the Tuskegee Airmen Feb. 26 - March 2. Sponsored by Duke Energy, the Traveling Exhibit, which will feature a P-51 Mustang similar to the one used by the Airmen, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. While there is no charge to experience the...

2012-10-20 11:20:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Air National Guard today recognized its organizations and airmen from across the state and inducted two members into its Hall of Fame at Fort Indiantown Gap. Retired Maj. Gen. James Skiff, a current resident of Granby, Conn., and retired Chief Master Sgt. Robert Thomas, of York Springs, were inducted into the Pennsylvania Air National Guard Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Air Guard's highest honor. Maj. Gen. Steven...

2012-10-05 02:21:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation presented NASA Administrator Charles Bolden with the Gen. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle Memorial Award at the organization's Gold Medal Gala Thursday in Los Angeles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Bolden is the first recipient of this award, which honors Gen. Doolittle's leadership as a founding board member of what began as the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Fund. The...

2012-07-26 06:20:42

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The prominent Bay Area employment law firm SMITH PATTEN served on United Air Lines ("UAL") and Continental Airlines ("CAL") a lawsuit to correct the airlines' long-running policies of denying well-qualified minority captains and operations supervisors promotions into management positions. The first amended complaint, filed on July 20, 2012 details a pattern of race discrimination and retaliation at United Air Lines and Continental...

2012-07-09 14:21:13

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans from two legendary World War II military units are among the honored guests this year during the "Salute to the Greatest Generation in the Air" at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 23-29 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which is the world's largest annual gathering of World War II aircraft as part of "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration." EAA AirVenture also includes homebuilts, vintage aircraft, ultralights as part of more than 10,000...

2012-06-27 06:20:28

OSHKOSH, Wis., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EAA AirVenture, the world's greatest annual aviation celebration in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has become known as the home for one-of-a-kind, aviation themed Ford Mustangs. For 2012, Ford has created a "Red Tails Edition" Mustang to honor the exploits of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American aviators in the United States Army Air Corps. This special Mustang will be auctioned off on Thursday, July 26th to benefit the EAA's (Experimental...

2012-05-25 02:20:13

2012 PARADE TO HONOR U.S. AIR FORCE WASHINGTON, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterans Center's National Memorial Day Parade presented by Boeing will include a special tribute to the United States Air Force, it was announced today. The parade will honor the 65-year history of the U.S. Air Force. Retired Air Force pilot Major General Chuck Yeager, the first person to break the sound barrier, will serve as Parade Grand Marshal. "What I am, I owe to the Air...