Make Room in Your Schedule for the CAF Red Tail Squadron Fall Event Line-up

Red Wing, Minn. – August 28, 2017The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, today announced the event schedule for their remaining 2017 tour of the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit mobile movie theater and P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen. Visit one of these events near you and experience the inspirational history of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel.

Visit the group’s calendar at redtail.org/calendar for event details and up-to-date schedule information. Entrance to the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is always free, although tickets may be required for entry to individual events.

 

Detroit, Michigan – August 30-31

Focus: HOPE

 

Ypsilanti, Michigan – September 2-4

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show

 

Omaha, Nebraska – September 13-17

Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Alfonza W. Davis Chapter community outreach event

 

Port Clinton, Ohio – September 20-23

Liberty Aviation Museum

 

Charleston, West Virginia – September 27-October 1

Yeager Airport and West Virginia Air Guard 70th Anniversary Airshow

 

Atlanta, Georgia – October 7-8

CAF Atlanta Warbird Weekend

 

Moody Air Force Base, Georgia – October 28-29

Moody AFB Community Appreciation Day

 

Tallahassee, Florida – November 1-5

Open House at Million Air

 

While on tour, the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit schedules additional visits to area schools where students are encouraged to think critically about the group’s Six Guiding Principles – Aim High, Believe In Yourself, Use Your Brain, Be Ready To Go, Never Quit and Expect to Win. To find out how to bring the CAF Red Tail Squadron to your community, contact Kristi Younkin, CAF Red Tail Squadron logistics coordinator, at logistics@redtail.org or (479) 228-4520 for more information.

Individuals, businesses, community organizations and foundations that are interested in supporting the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s mission can learn more about sponsorship opportunities by contacting LaVone Kay, marketing director, at info@redtail.org or (888) 928-0188. One-time or recurring donations can be made securely online at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/crts or sent to: CAF Red Tail Squadron, 971 Hallstrom Drive, Red Wing, MN 55066.

 

About the CAF Red Tail Squadron

The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization dedicated to educating audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. RISE ABOVE: Red Tail, their three-fold outreach program, includes a fully restored WWII-era P-51C Mustang, the signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen; the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit 53’ mobile theater featuring the original panoramic film “Rise Above”; and resource materials for teachers and youth leaders. Each year, they embark on a nine-month cross-country tour that includes appearances at air shows, schools, museums and community events. The group’s Six Guiding Principles – Aim High, Believe In Yourself, Use Your Brain, Be Ready To Go, Never Quit and Expect to Win – serve as the foundation for their outreach programs and are based on the experiences and successes of the Tuskegee Airmen. The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). Learn more at www.redtail.org.

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Press Contact

Darcy Castro

CAF Red Tail Squadron

darcy@redtail.org

(203) 297-4994

Visit www.redtail.org/news-media-kit for access to more photos and materials especially for the media.

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