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Tuskegee Airmen, heralded Black aviators of WWII, honored at Luke Air Force Base

Amid the roar of jets taking off and landing at Luke Air Force Base, members of the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen gathered in Hangar 999 for Arizona’s ninth annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day. ... Read more»

Arizonans among surprise Trump guests for State of the Union

A young boy from Scottsdale and the parents of slain Prescott native Kayla Mueller were among President Donald Trump’s surprise guests for his State of the Union address Tuesday night.... Read more»

Brewer: Tuskegee Airmen showed that persistence overcomes barriers

When the Army Air Corps launched an experiment allowing black servicemen to fly planes during World War II, Robert Ashby said he jumped at the chance to be a pilot. “It intrigued me. I said, ‘Great, I can fly just like anybody else,’” said Ashby, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen.... Read more»

Luke Weathers

Tuskegee airman, WWII hero, dies in Tucson

A member of World War II's storied Tuskegee Airmen died at age 90 in Tucson on Saturday. Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr., one of the Army Air Force's pioneering group of black fighter pilots, will be buried with full honors in Arlington National Cemetery.... Read more»2