Tuskegee Airmen

July 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Kansas City Airport Terminal Renamed for Brig. Gen. McGee of Bethesda

The general aviation terminal at the downtown airport in Kansas City, Mo., now bears the name of Brigadier General Charles McGee of Bethesda, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and a Bronze Star recipient. McGee, 101, served with the U.S. Air Force and was part of the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group. […]

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June 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Tuskegee Airman McGee has Kansas City Airport Terminal Renamed in his Honor

Brigadier General Charles McGee of Bethesda earns honors on June 29 when the General Aviation terminal at Kansas City, Missouri’s Charles B. Wheeler Airport will bear his name. The Bronze Star recipient who is 101 years old was a Tuskegee Airman with the U.S. Air Force. He was part of the 332nd Fighter Group and […]

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December 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Celebration 101: Former Tuskegee Airman McGee Feted with Parade, Flyover

Brigadier General Charles McGee of the Tuskegee Airmen turns 101 on Monday. On Sunday, members of the community honored McGee with a celebratory parade. Cars decorated with signs drove by his home and honked their horns. The festivities continued with a military flyover using the aircraft that McGee flew in World War II. The Bethesda […]

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November 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Tuskegee Airman, Bethesda Resident Continues Dream Week with NASA Honor

Originally Published Feb. 6, 2020 Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, a former Tuskegee Airman and Bethesda resident, is having a very memorable week. Sunday he took part in the Super Bowl pregame coin toss ceremony, Tuesday night he was recognized by President Trump at the State of the Union Address and Wednesday, the 100 year-old was […]

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May 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Now You Can Walk in the Shoes of Bethesda’s Tuskegee Airman

Michael Jordan’s Air Jordans and Kanye West’s Yeezys have some new competition. And from a very unlikely source. “Kitten” by the 100 year-old retired Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, one of the last living Tuskegee Airmen (or, P-51B “Kitten” of Brigadier General Charles McGee Men’s Low Top Canvas Shoes) have officially entered the sneaker wars. McGee’s […]

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February 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Oldest Living Tuskegee Airman McGee Honored by County Council

Montgomery County councilmembers Will Jawando and Craig Rice presented former Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee with a proclamation in his honor Tuesday during a council session.  #HappeningNow: Councilmembers @willjawando and @RicePolitics are recognizing Mr. Charles McGee, the oldest living member of Tuskegee Airmen, and presenting a proclamation in honor of his legacy. pic.twitter.com/hyZ8dT3oJi — Montgomery Council […]

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February 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Tuskegee Airman from Bethesda Honored with Super Bowl Coin Toss

Col. Charles McGee, 100-year-old former Tuskegee Airman and Bethesda resident, participated in the 54th Super Bowl coin toss on Feb. 2.  The @49ers win the toss and elect to defer. The @Chiefs will take the ball to start the game. 📺: #SBLIV | 6:30pm ET on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app pic.twitter.com/xrd6RIQ7Qo — […]

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January 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Rinde Homenaje a Héroes Afro-Americanos

La Comisión de Asuntos de Veteranos del Condado de Montgomery honrará a nueve miembros del servicio militar y veteranos del Condado durante el Mes de la Historia Afro-Americana. Los homenajes se exhibirán en el Gran Salón Buffalo Soldiers en el Edificio Cívico Silver Spring. En el homenaje se incluirán fotos, logros e información sobre los […]

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January 30, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Tribute to Nine County Heroes in Honor of Black History Month

The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs will be honoring nine County military service members and veterans during Black History Month. The tributes will be displayed in Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The tributes will include photos, accomplishments, and information on the service members and veterans. The County service members […]

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November 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 3 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 3, in Montgomery County: 1. Rockville Town Square Celebrating 10 Years : Join organizers for a night of celebrating from 6 to 9 p.m. 2. Tuskegee Airmen: Meet a member of the East Coast Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII today at the Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road in […]

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