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Tuskegee Airmen Joins CAF RISE ABOVE Exhibit

July 25, 2021 – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) RISE ABOVE squadron will be bringing its traveling exhibit to KidVenture at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 from July 27 to July 31. This exhibit will host both the RISE ABOVE: Red Tail and RISE ABOVE: WASP movies. In attendance to educate, sign autographs, and take photos will be former Tuskegee Airmen Brig. Gen. Charles McGee and Lt. Colonel George Hardy.

“We are pleased and excited to attend AirVenture again this year, and honored Brig. Gen. McGee and Lt. Col. Hardy will be spending the week with us,” RISE ABOVE squadron leader Doug Rozendaal, EAA Lifetime 359305, said. “This year the exhibit will be playing both the Red Tail and WASP movies – telling the stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and the Women Airforce Service Pilots – teaching the message of Triumph Over Adversity through these two great examples.”

The CAF RISE ABOVE is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first Black military pilots and their support personnel, and the Women Airforce Service Pilots. The CAF RISE ABOVE educational initiative is a threefold outreach program, including a fully restored WWII-era P-51C Mustang, the signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen; the RISE ABOVE traveling exhibit 53-foot mobile theater featuring the original panoramic film Rise Above: Red Tail and Rise Above: WASP; and resource materials for teachers, parents, and youth leaders.

About the Commemorative Air Force
Founded in 1957, the Commemorative Air Force has amassed more than 170 World War II aircraft – the largest collection of vintage military warbirds in the world. Through the work of more than 11,000 volunteers across 83 units, the CAF’s educational outreach programs reach an estimated 20 million Americans each year, providing unique, compelling hands-on access to history.

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