Tuskegee Commemorates 75th Anniversary

The Tuskegee Airmen Foundation will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen experience on Tuesday, Mar. 22. with three celebratory events.

The event will mark the first Black combat aviation unit at Tuskegee Air Field and other locations in the U.S. Mar. 22, 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the inauguration of the U.S. Army Air Corps 99th Pursuit Squadron on Mar. 22, 1941.

“To help celebrate this milestone we have set a goal to raise $75 million over ten years for the Tuskegee Airmen Youth Aerospace and STEM Academy as a perpetual memorial to the Tuskegee Airmen,” said Brigadier General Leon Johnson, USAFR (Ret.) and national president of Tuskegge Airmen, Inc. in a press release.

In addition to the main events, the foundation is planning an ongoing series of activities in major cities to commemorate the 75th anniversary and to solicit support for the academy.