To The Members and Friends of
East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc.®
is an honor and a privilege to be an instrument to herald the rich
history of the Tuskegee Airmen, and to ensure that all generations
to come benefit from their legacy.
East Coast Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated (ECCTAI)
has a special mission in that a large concentration of original
Tuskegee Airmen originated from, or eventually settled in, the Washington
metropolitan area. Washington, D.C., having a resonant African-American
culture, provides an enriching environment to convey the past history,
present activities, and future endeavors of a group of individuals
who set the standard for military and civilian aviation.
over the world the Tuskegee Airmen are
recognized for their ability to rise above adversity and provide
the Allied Forces of World War II with a fighting force, second
to none. They engaged what was then the most formidable airpower
in the world and never lost a single bomber to enemy fire. When
most Americans were fighting for a victory that would send them
back home to cheering crowds for their triumphs, those brave individuals
were fighting for a double victory! A victory for America to be
a free and democratic nation and a second victory for all men to
be equal in a land that was said to be emancipated.
Speaker’s Bureau, the Youth
in Aviation Program (YIAP), Newsletter,
Scholarship Awards and the Educational
Assistance grants are our current activities to convey to all
youth the positive image of aviation as a career choice. This choice
may not have been an option without the inspiration of these brave
and courageous men and women that made the Tuskegee Airmen experience
a reality. Men and women who were not all recognized, because not
all of them were able to fly in the cockpit, but all contributed
to the maintenance, administration and well being of a group of
road ahead is not always clear, but we must motivate, inspire and
stimulate all young Americans to seek and achieve successful careers
in the field of aviation and aerospace related endeavors. Our encompassing
goals are to ensure that we understand the past struggles of those
who were denied their full freedom to exercise their right to participate
in the aviation community, and by doing so, ensure that we and our
generations to come are not doomed to repeat those injustices!
look forward to a great year and the continued successes of the
ECCTAI. As President, I THANK each and every one of you for your
support and the confidence in my leadership of such a significant
and vital link to our past, present and future aviation leaders.
invite everyone who visits this website, to join us in making the
East Coast Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., a part of their family
history! Everyone is WELCOME to join!
C.D. Smith, President
East Coast Chapter
Tuskegee Airmen Inc. ®
The Board of Directors meeting will be at 1900hrs, on the
first Wednesday of the month. The General Membership meetings
will be at 1200hrs on the second Saturday of the month. Due
to the National Convention, there are no meetings in the month
of August. Click here for
meeting schedule and location.
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