WASHINGTON -- The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) will hold its 40th Annual Convention next month in Maryland.
The dates of the gala are August 3-7. 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 hosts of this year's event is the East Coast Chapter of TAI.
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 the Chapters of TAI provide over $100,000 in scholarship and educational assistance grants each year.
The TAI 2011 National Convention will be the launch of a new initiative to develop the next generation of Tuskegee Airmen. Funds raised during the convention planning and execution will be used to expand Youth in Aviation Programs.