DOTA Frank Macon on his way to the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Convention in Orlando, August 2017

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Colorado DOTAs visit the Pueblo Chemical Depot on May 25th, 2017

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Black airmen who include (left to right, standing) Hubert L. Jones, John W. Mosley, George H. O'Martin (left to right, kneeling) Mitchell Greene, John Bruner, and Keith I. Stanigan pose near a propeller airplane probably at Tuskegee Army Airfield, Alabama. They wear parachutes and military clothes 1945 July 18. Handwritten on front of photoprint: "Edna Darling, John." Source: John Mosley. 1 photoprint ; 9 x 1 cm. (3 1/2 x 5 in.)
Copyright : Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from The Denver Public Library's Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.

FRANK MACON

"DOTA Frank Macon gets back into the air in a Schweizer 2-33 training glider. He and the chapter president flew twice on July 9th, with Macon at the controls for both flights from takeoff all the way through two great landings. 'Just like riding a bike,' said the 92-year-old."

On 30 Jan 2017, Documented Original Tuskegee Airman, Lt. (Ret) Frank Macon spoke to & inspired students at the Power Technical Early College. Power Technical Early College is a Colorado Springs charter school with a focus on the trade industry.

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Macon

This photo was taken after the 2017 USAFA Way of Life Committee Black History Month Celebration on 15 February in Arnold Hall. Pictured are the members of the Way of Life Committee. In the front row from left to right are Mr. James Colvin, Col (ret) Mark Dickerson, HLHJ President (the keynote speaker for the event), Documented Original Tuskegee Airman Mr. Frank Macon, Documented Original Tuskegee Airman Mr. Randolph Edwards & Mrs. Gail Colvin, USAFA Director of Staff. In the back row 2nd from the right is Col. Troy Dunn, 10th ABW/CC and next to him is Brigadier General Andrew Armacost, Dean of Faculty.

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REDTAIL UNION PACIFIC

RedTailUnionPacific:"In August of 2015, several DOTAs were invited to Cheyenne, WY to prresent a panel discussion to a large assembly of citizens on the topic of Tuskegee's impact on the nation. After the discussion, they were invited to visit the Union Pacific Locomotive Restoration Facility. Front row includes DOTAs James Harvey, George Hardy, Charles McGee, and Harry Stewart, all former USAF pilots."

MaconEntDonation: "DOTA Frank Macon meets with Dave McAfee to accept a major donation to the Chapter Scholarship Fund from Ent Federal Credit Union in early June of 2016."

HARVEY WITH ASTRONAUT

"LtCol (ret) James Harvey (DOTA) enjoys a moment with former astronaut, LtGen (ret) Susan Helms, at a gala on behalf of the Challenger Learning Center in January of 2016."

JAMES RANDALL AND RANDY EDWARDS

"DOTAs James Randall and Randy Edwards handle some tough questions from the students at the USAFA Prep School during a panel discussion in February of 2016."

ACADEMY HONORS TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force Academy had its annual Tuskegee Airmen Celebration on Monday, May 2nd, starting at 11:20am. The Celebration was organized and hosted by USAFA’s Way of Life Committee and the Hubert L. “Hooks” Jones (HLHJ) Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. and featured a wreath laying ceremony, luncheon and Airfield Tour.

The ceremony recognized a major milestone in Air Force history by celebrating the first African American aviators, who served in World War II. The wreath laying took place at the Academy’s Tuskegee Airmen statue on the Honor Court west of the Cadet Chapel. It was laid by Mrs. Peggy Shivers, widow of DOTA and statue sculptor Lt Col (Ret) Clarence Shivers and Brigadier General Stephen Williams, Commandant of Cadets.

The luncheon was held in the Arnold Hall ballroom, and the main feature was cadets sharing narratives about how the Tuskegee Airmen have inspired them. Specific Colorado DOTAs who were in attendance were highlighted. Cadets highlighted and recognized the following DOTAs: Lt Col (ret) Francis Horne, Cadet Randolph Edwards, Lt Col (ret) James Harvey, Captain Samuel Hunter, 2nd Lt Frank Macon, Col (ret) James Randall, Lt. Col (ret) Marion Rodgers and Lt Col (ret) Clarence Shivers.

After the luncheon, Tuskegee Airmen and members of HLHJ will be given a tour of the USAFA Airfield by black cadets in flying programs. DOTAs and HLHJ members were given tours of static displays of the various aircraft flown by cadets.

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