Past President - Donald Fleming
President - Xavier Palmer
Vice President - Oatis Biggers
Chapter Historian Charles Hale & Laska Jones Jr.
Chapter Secretary/ Scholarship Chairperson - Dr. Eva Brent
Chaplain - Sterling Evans/ Rev Maron Biggers
Treasure - Gregory Seidel
Public Relations - Jackie Jempson
Hostess - Dessely Hodges
Website maintenance - Alonzo Jamell Lewis
Laska Jones Sr.
Melvin Scruggs Jr.
Master Sergeant Buford A. Johnson was a member of the famed group of African-American World War II pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
During World War II, he served as the chief mechanic servicing the fighter planes of the 99th Fighter Squadron of the 477th Composite Group.
The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of primarily African American military pilots (fighter and bomber) and airmen who fought in World War II. They formed the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. The name also applies to the navigators, bombardiers, mechanics, instructors, crew chiefs, nurses, cooks, and other support personnel.
From 13 Jan 2009 to 13 May 2009, I was stationed in Iraq at Joint Base Balad serving under the 332nd Air Wing and Fighter Group, as a Fire Prevention Technician under the 332nd Civil Engineering Squadron. During my time there I was at the rank of E-5 SSgt. I was assigned as the West Side Fire Station Captain supervising a crew that composed of both Airman and Army personnel.
-Gregory Seidel (Chapter Member)
The term "Lone Eagles" referred to aviators who flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean during the early years of aviation, specifically between 1919 and 1939. This term was coined by American journalist H. R. Knickerbocker in 1927 to describe the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh, who made the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1927. A moment of silence for the Lone Eagles may be a way to honor and remember the pioneering spirit of those early aviators who accomplished great feats of aviation during a time when flying was still in its infancy and very dangerous. It may also serve as a reminder of the risks and sacrifices made by these early pilots, and the importance of their contributions to the development of aviation as we know it today.
"I would like to thank Flabob Airport, Instructor Ralph Braun and the Build-A-Plane Program located in Jurupa Valley for supporting my son, Isaiah Cubit in helping him to realize his dream of becoming a pilot. The Build-A-Plane Program meets on Saturday mornings where the students learn airplane restoration."
-Secretary of the Chapter Dr. Eva Brent
“ I never looked back but always promised to help another young Man or Woman, as many have reached out a hand of assistance to me along the way. I have stood on the shoulders of the Tuskegee Airman.”
-President of the Chapter Xavier Palmer
A brief highlight and flashback of when Tuskegee first began
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