Lt. Ronaqua Russell recently became the first African-American female aviator in the Coast Guard receive the Air Medal in honor of her heroic actions in response to Hurricane Harvey, one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history. She was honored in a ceremony at Tuskegee’s Moton Field where, 77 years ago, the first African-American aviators in the U.S. Armed Services broke down racial barriers to earn their wings, and later go on to fly several heroic and critical combat missions in World War II.
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Mentorship often involves the sharing of personal experiences and stories passed down among generations with the sole purpose of bettering the life of others. Over the past week, the story of the Tuskegee Airmen has likely become the focal point for many a mentoring discussion before and after screenings of the film Red Tails. During
The crew of CG-2307 Lt. Eric Wilson, Lt. Bryan Brownlee, Lt. j.g. Lewis Johnson, Petty Officer 2nd Class Katrina Cooley, Petty Officer 3rd Class Sudan Hameen, and Lt. Terdell Nash. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Lt. Bryan Brownlee, Aviation Training Center Mobile February is African American History Month which represents a period of reflection