The National Park Service has opened the National Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site at Alabama’s Moton Field, which, along with Tuskegee Army Air Field, trained black airmen during World War II. During the Oct. 10 opening ceremony, attended by federal, state, and local officials, and original Tuskegee Airmen and thousands of spectators, Park Service personnel unveiled a sign to designate a portion of Interstate 85 as Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Highway. The memorial museum utilizes the only remaining original hangar at Moton Field. (Park Service Web page for the National Tuskegee Historic Site) (Air University report by Christine Harrison)
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.