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.