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CAF RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit Highlights Helping Hands

Red Wing, MN (April 25, 2022) - Over 1,800 people went through the CAF RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit at the recent Randolph JBSA Airshow. This show had a special area in the show called REDTAIL Corner that brought together several different aircraft and entities honoring the Tuskegee Airmen. Along with the CAF RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit there was an A1 jet with Tuskegee Airmen livery including a big red rail along and an F-16 from Alabama that also featured the iconic red tail.

The volunteers for this show, the Reeves family, went above and beyond engaging hundreds of people in conversations about the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. According to Alfred Reeves, they had a great time too. Alfred said “Me and my family had a fun and rewarding experience as CAF Rise Above volunteers at the Great Texas Airshow at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph on April 23-24, 2022. It was a special learning experience for all of us. My wife, Portia really enjoyed the interaction she experienced with the public. My son, Jayson said it was great talking to the older, more experienced generation about the challenges the Tuskegee Airmen went through proving that they were fully capable of flying. Additionally, I expressed their efforts in opening the doors of opportunity, which led me to being able to complete a 25-year aviation career in the U.S. Air Force. Collectively, we expressed the values of the Tuskegee Airmen: Aim HIGH, Believe in Yourself, Use Your Brain, Never Quit, Be Ready To Go, and Expect To Win. We knew our volunteer service will only help the public understand that through dedication and hard work, along with following the values of the Tuskegee Airmen, one can overcome obstacles and challenges.”

The Commemorative Air Force is only able to continue its mission to educate, inspire, and honor with the help of wonderful supporters and volunteers like the Reeves Family. If you are interested in learning how to get more involved with the CAF, click here.


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