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2013 National Tuskegee Airmen Convention Update

Published on May 20, 2013 by in Site News

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) will hold its 42nd annual convention at the St. Louis Union Station DoubleTree Hotel from Wednesday, July 31 to Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Highlights of the convention include attendance by dozens of documented original Tuskegee Airmen (DOTAs) from around the country who were the first African American men and women trained by the U.S. Army Air Corps to fly and maintain combat aircraft during World War II.  They held positions as pilots, navigators, bombardiers, mechanics, support staff, instructors, and other personnel.

The convention will also feature a special program to expose area youth to the historical accomplishments of Tuskegee Airmen and opportunities for future careers in the fields of aviation, aerospace, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

For more information about the organization and this year’s convention, visit the website at www.tuskegeeairmen.org.

 
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Central Region Youth Aviation Seminar moves to San Antonio, TX

Published on May 20, 2013 by in Site News

Youth Aviation Seminar

The 2013 TAI Central Region Youth Aviation Seminar will be held in San Antonio, Texas from June 21-23, 2013.

 
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2013 Convention Events

Working Schedule

31 July 2013 Welcome Reception

1 Aug 2013  Military Luncheon and Break out sessions

2 Aug 2013 Lonely Eagle Memorial Service, Spouses Tea, Heritage Luncheon, and Awards Reception

3 Aug 2013 Youth Luncheon, Youth Activities and Gala

*4 Aug 2013   Sunday in St. Louis Gospel Brunch

*Tentative

 
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2013 Tuskegee Airmen National Convention

Local Chapters support National Convention

The Hugh J. White and Lewis Lynch Chapter will be working with the Tuskegee Airmen Central Region and National TAI leadership to host the National Convention in 2013 which will be held at Millennium Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Read more…

 
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Hugh J. White Chapter Lonely Eagles

Tuskegee Airmen Lonely Eagles join the final formation

The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen is kept by everyone who works to attain the goals of Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated.

The goals of Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated are to perpetuate the activities and achievements of those who shared in the aspirations and frustrations of pioneering men and women in the Tuskegee experience of the United States Army Air Corps, and to actively motivate youth to outstanding achievement and leadership in our democratic society.

Since the 2012 Convention, the following chapter members have passed on.

Lt Cmdr Joseph Robinson(past president of the chapter)
Robert Fredericks (past Sgt of Arms)
Delia Greer (member and Flight Nurse for Wings of Hope)
Imelda Carper (wife of an original Tuskegee Airmen)

They lived a life that provided a standard of service.

 
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Bi-State 2013 National Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Report

Recording Breaking Applications from Missouri and Illinois

Competition for $1500 TAI scholarship robust in the region.

This year a record-breaking 31 applications were submitted for the Hugh J. White and Lewis Lynch Chapters.  Applicants submitted an application summation sheet, transcript, proof of income, 3 letters of recommendation, activities list, and 2 writing samples.   Read more…

 
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Robert Frederick Joins Lonely Eagles

Robert Frederick Chapter Sgt of Arms has passed away

The Hugh J. White Tuskegee Airmen Chapter mourns the passing of Mr. Robert W. Frederick.  He was an original Tuskegee Airmen.  He served as the Sergeant of Arms of the chapter.

Mr. Frederick also served for many years as the Treasurer of the STL Metro BIG chapter for many, many years.  Cheryl A. Gray remembers his as a great friend and mentor.

Although faced with serious health challenges he was still serving his long time clients by preparing their taxes.

I will always remember him as a humble, hardworking, romatic man with a welcoming heart.

 
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NAACP Honors St. Louis Area Tuskegee Airmen

Local TAI members honored at Freedom Fund Awards Banquet

NAACP host members of the Hugh J. White and Lewis Lynch chapters hosted by the NAACP East St. Louis Chapter October 21, 2012.
Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen Chris Newman and Hugh J. White Chapter president Clara White received special recognition. The Chapters also created a 10 table display of artwork and books for display. Clara. Members of the Hugh J. White Chapter got to go on stage and receive a medal.

 
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Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship

Targeted at High School Seniors this scholarship provides $1,500 to each recipient to attend the school of their choice.  There are 40 scholarships nationwide.  The Hugh J. White and Lewis Lynch will nominate 5 candidates each.  In the past, selection by local chapters has equated to around a 40% chance of receiving a scholarship.

Key Requirements

3.0 grade point average/4.0 grade point scale supported by transcript

Three letters of recommendation

“The Tuskegee Airmen” essay

A personal essay

List of extracurricular and community activities

Financial need supported by latest parent IRS Form 1040

Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Application request can be sent to yolandea.wood@gmail.com

 
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Tuskegee Airmen Looking for Youth Guests and Sponsor(s)

On July 31rst, 2013 St. Louis will welcome the men and women who inspired the George Lucas movie Red Tails.  On Saturday August 3rd, 2013 the Tuskegee Airmen will shift their focus to the youth of St. Louis.  The entire day will be spent hosting 200 youth.   The Tuskegee Airmen plan to build on their legacy and help propel the next generation into the future.  If you want to find out about opportunities during that day, please contact yolandea.wood@gmail.com.

 
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