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Tuskegee Airmen Observe 70-Year Legacy

By Air Force Master Sgt. Tracy DeMarco
Air Force District of Washington
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 – More than 650 people gathered Aug. 3-7 for the 40th annual Tuskegee Airmen convention, which featured events throughout the national capital region.
This year’s theme, “70 Years of Aviation Excellence: Then, Now, the Future,” celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Tuskegee [...]

McKinley: America Must Preserve Tuskegee Airmen’s Legacy

By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 – As the accomplishments of the World War II-era Tuskegee Airmen fade into U.S. history, a grateful nation must work to keep their legacy alive, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said at the 40th annual Tuskegee Airmen convention.
“The reality of human behavior is that [...]

Demand Will Increase for Special Ops Forces, Olson Says

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 – Special operations forces will become more important in the future, said Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson, who turned over the reins of U.S. Special Operations Command today.
Navy Adm. William H. McRaven succeeded Olson, who will retire from the Navy later this month.
Olson was the first [...]

Eglin welcomes ‘most distinguished’ visitor

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE — Maj. Gen. Charles Davis introduced her as “one of this most distinguished visitors in this base’s 75 year history.”
And when first lady Michelle Obama stepped to the podium and smiled, the cheers rocked Hangar 103 on Eglin Air Force Base.
View a photo gallery from Michelle Obama’s visit »
To view a second gallery [...]

First Lady reaches out to Eglin, Hurlburt community

October 14, 2009 7:15 AM Tom McLaughlin Daily News
EGLIN AFB — First lady Michelle Obama will speak here Thursday afternoon. She will address members of the military and civil service employees working on Eglin Air Force Base, said Marie Vanover, a spokeswoman for the base. A news release from Obama’s press office termed the visit [...]