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NASA celebrates ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson with building naming ceremony

On Feb. 26, 2021, NASA celebrated the agency’s first African American female engineer, Mary W. Jackson, with a ceremony to formally name the agency’s headquarters building...

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Ala., commemorates the contributions of African American airmen in World War II. Before 1940,...

Medal of Honor recipient Army Maj. Charles L. Thomas

During World War II, more than a million Black men served in the U.S. military; however, not one of them received the Medal of...

JSTARS all-African American flight crew makes history

A crew of 33 E-8C Joint STARS aviators made history Feb. 19, 2021, when the first all-African American flight crew in JSTARS history flew...

Remembering the service of the Fifth Army’s 92nd Infantry Division

In honor of Black History Month, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) recognizes the 92nd Infantry Division (Buffalo) as the only African American infantry division...

Remembering Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr.

Frank E. Petersen Jr., was the first Black Marine Corps pilot and general officer. Born in racially segregated Topeka, Kansas, Petersen decided to join the...

U.S. Mint releases quarter honoring Tuskegee Airmen

The United States Mint released the 2021 America the Beautiful Quarter honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site on Jan. 4, 2021. This is the...

Chronicling historical contributions of Black Marines

Any Marine can quickly recite the birth date of the U.S. Marine Corps — Nov. 10, 1775. Recruits and officer candidates memorize this and many...

Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Pfc. Oscar Austin

Sacrificing yourself for another is one of the most valiant things a person could do. It's how 21-year-old Marine Corps Pfc. Oscar Austin earned...

Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. Henry Johnson

He was 26 years old, 5-foot-4, weighed 130 pounds and came from Albany, N.Y. And, on the night of May 15, 1918, then Army Pvt....