‘Accelerating the Legacy’ Event

The event brought together airmen from across the country and honored the history of the Tuskegee Airmen—the first Black military aviators.

On February 19, Airmen at Joint Base Charleston celebrated Black History Month by hosting one of the largest gatherings of Black military aviators.

An Air Force Officer meeting Dr. Eugene J. Richardson Jr. at the “Accelerating the Legacy” event. [Photo: Jeremy Kariuki]
Capt. Thessa Washington posing with Dr. Richardson. [Photo: Jeremy Kariuki]
Air Force officers pose for a selfie. [Credit: Jeremy Kariuki]
Black Air Force officers posing with Dr. Richardson. [Credit: Jeremy Kariuki]
A Legacy Flight Academy student takes a selfie with Dr. Richardson. [Credit: Jeremy Kariuki]
Students touring a static display of an F-16 at the 437th Airlift Wing. [Credit: Jeremy Kariuki]

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