• Lt. Col. Karen J. Roe (center), commander of the 53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON), presents retired Air Force Capt. Samuel C. Hunter, Jr., long time member of the Colorado Hubert L. "Hook" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen, with a 53rd Signal Bn. coin, as Command Sgt. Major Oree J. White, Jr. (far right), from the battalion looks on. Hunter was one of four chapter members (all retired Air Force) who gave stirring accounts of the struggles and triumphs of racial integration in the military during and after World War II as part of the 1st Space Brigade's first Black History Month program at the 1st Space Brigade headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 26.

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    Lt. Col. Karen J. Roe (center), commander of the 53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON), presents retired Air Force Capt. Samuel C. Hunter, Jr., long time member of the Colorado Hubert L. "Hook" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen, with a 53rd Signal Bn...

  • Col. James R. Meisinger, commander of the 1st Space Brigade, talks with members of the Colorado Hubert L. "Hook" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen during the brigade's first Black History Month program at the brigade headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 26. Seen here are (left to right) retired Air Force Col. James E. P. Randall, Chief Master Sgt. Loran Smith, and Capt. Samuel C. Hunter, Jr. Randall along with three other chapter members (all retired Air Force) gave stirring accounts of the struggles and triumphs of racial integration in the military during and after World War II.

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    Col. James R. Meisinger, commander of the 1st Space Brigade, talks with members of the Colorado Hubert L. "Hook" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen during the brigade's first Black History Month program at the brigade headquarters in Colorado...

  • Retired Air Force Col. James E. P. Randall, long-time member of the Colorado Hubert L. "Hook" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen, displays a sample highway sign to a gathering of Army Space Soldiers from the 1st Space Brigade during their first Black History Month program at the brigade headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 26. Randall was a participant in an unveiling during a tribute/exhibition renaming Interstate 70 in Colorado to Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Trail at the Denver International Airport eb. 23.

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    Retired Air Force Col. James E. P. Randall, long-time member of the Colorado Hubert L. "Hook" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen, displays a sample highway sign to a gathering of Army Space Soldiers from the 1st Space Brigade during their first Black...

  • Col. James R. Meisinger, commander of the 1st Space Brigade, presents a framed brigade letter and coin to retired Air Force Col. James E. P. Randall (center), long time member of the Colorado Hubert L. "Hook" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen as fellow chapter members Capt. Samuel C. Hunter (far left), Chief Master Sgt. Loran Smith (far right), look on. Hunter was one of four chapter members (all retired Air Force) who gave stirring accounts of the struggles and triumphs of racial integration in the military during and after World War II as part of the 1st Space Brigade's first Black History Month program at the brigade headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 26.

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    Col. James R. Meisinger, commander of the 1st Space Brigade, presents a framed brigade letter and coin to retired Air Force Col. James E. P. Randall (center), long time member of the Colorado Hubert L. "Hook" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen as...

  • Visiting members of the Colorado Hubert L. "Hook" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen salute Army Space Soldiers during the 1st Space Brigade Black History Month program at the brigade headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 26. The four chapter members (all retired Air Force) gave stirring accounts of the struggles and triumphs of racial integration in the military during and after World War II. Seen here with their brigade mugs are (left to right): Col. Lowell Bell, Capt. Samuel C. Hunter, Jr., Col. James E. P. Randall, and Chief Master Sgt. Loran Smith.

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    Visiting members of the Colorado Hubert L. "Hook" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen salute Army Space Soldiers during the 1st Space Brigade Black History Month program at the brigade headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 26. The four chapter...

  • Col. James R. Meisinger (center), commander of the 1st Space Brigade, presents a brigade mug to retired Air Force Capt. Samuel C. Hunter Jr. (right), while Col. Lowell Bell (left) looks on. Hunter and Bell are two of four long-time members of the Colorado Hubert L. "Hook" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen who visited Army Space Soldiers at the 1st Space Brigade headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 26 as part of the brigade's Black History Month program.  Each of the Tuskegee members gave stirring accounts of the struggles and triumphs of racial integration in the military during and after World War II as part of the famous Tuskegee Experiment.

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    Col. James R. Meisinger (center), commander of the 1st Space Brigade, presents a brigade mug to retired Air Force Capt. Samuel C. Hunter Jr. (right), while Col. Lowell Bell (left) looks on. Hunter and Bell are two of four long-time members of the...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Army Space Soldiers of the 1st Space Brigade conducted their first Black History Program Feb. 26 at the brigade headquarters with a look back at the famous Tuskegee Experiment to include a multimedia presentation.

"Tuskegee Airmen" refers to all who were involved in the so-called "Tuskegee Experiment," the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air.

Retired Air Force Col. James E.P. Randall, long time member of Colorado's Hubert L. "Hooks" Jones Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen, was the guest speaker. He along with three other chapter members (all retired Air Force): Col. Lowell Bell; Capt. Samuel C. Hunter Jr.; and Chief Master Sgt. Loran Smith gave stirring accounts of the struggles and triumphs of racial integration in military during and after World War II.

At the end of the program Col. James Meisinger, commander of the 1st Space Brigade, presented the group with mementos and Soldiers of the brigade then had an opportunity to talk with these honored veterans.

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