Kirtland hosted The Tuskegee Airmen Albuquerque Summer Aviation Camp

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  • By Sheridan Fidelman
  • 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Tuskegee Airmen Albuquerque Summer Aviation Camp was held at Kirtland Air Force Base from June 5 to June 9. This five-day program, presented by Lt. Col. Alex Carothers, U.S. Air Force Retired, gave cadets a chance to explore various aviation careers through interactive and engaging activities.

The goal of the camp is to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and inspire young people in the community, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields such as Aviation, Aerospace, and related areas, to pursue higher education.

The General Lloyd W. "Fig" Newton Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen is dedicated to honoring the achievements and legacy of the pioneering men and women of World War II. The chapter introduces young people in underrepresented communities to the exciting and lucrative world of Aviation and STEM through their award-winning, hands-on aerospace camps, as well as providing annual scholarships and awards to deserving individuals.