Event slated in August at the Gaylord Resort in D.C. will honor the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. (Courtesy Photo)
WASHINGTON, DC – The Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (TAI) will hold its 40th annual convention Aug. 3-7 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center National Harbor, Md. The convention theme "70 Years of Aviation Excellence: Then, Now, the FUTURE" will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the start of the Tuskegee Airmen Experience in 1941 and honor the men and women who carry the torch and fight today's wars. The East Coast Chapter of TAI is the host of this year's event.
The Tuskegee Airmen Inc. is a non-profit organization whose goals are to perpetuate the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen through historical research, documentations and presentations.
Another important goal of the TAI is to motivate youth toward aviation and aerospace careers and inspire them towards outstanding achievement and leadership in our democratic society. The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation and TAI chapters provide more than $100,000 in scholarship and educational assistance grants each year.