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What is Project Tuskegee?

Air Force Global Strike Command in partnership with Tuskegee University and Angelo State University, hopes to increase opportunities for various underrepresented groups within local communities and AFROTC cadets to be exposed to opportunities available as an Air Force Global Strike Command Striker. Due to the command's unique historical ties with the Tuskegee Airmen, its founding partner is Tuskegee University with the goal of cultivating relationships with communities and universities across the nation. This initiative will increase awareness of educational and career opportunities in the command's rated and non-rated operations career fields. 

Mission

  • Present the many opportunities within Air Force Global Strike Command, such as an Eighth Air Force aircrew member or Twentieth Air Force missileer

  • Reinforce the historical connection between Tuskegee Airmen and Air Force Global Strike Command

  • Create a culture of unity that welcomes talent from all walks of life to Striker Nation

Opportunity

Striker Airmen will collaborate and coordinate with AFROTC cadets from Tuskegee University and others.  As a part of the program Strikers will: 

  • Visit university AFROTC Detachments

  • Engage on a national level or other large events

  • Increase opportunities for underrepresented groups to take advantage of opportunities available to become a Striker

  • Participate in observances that highlight diversity

  • Educate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Aircraft and Mathematics related expos, conferences, camps and air shows that engage with underrepresented youth and diverse audiences

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History

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"All Airmen stand on the shoulders of the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen were critical to the success of bomber forces during World War II, proving that we are better when everyone has an opportunity to contribute."

- General Anthony Cotton
Commander, AFGSC

Brig. Gen. Kenyon Bell, Air Force Global Strike Command director of logistics and engineering, speaks with Airman 1st Class Triniti Marhafer, 334th Fighter Squadron command support section apprentice, during Strive 4th: A Project Tuskegee and aviation inspiration mentorship initiative at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Nov. 4, 2022. Project Tuskegee aims to expose men and women to the many opportunities within AFGSC, to reinforce the historical connection between the Tuskegee Airmen and AFGSC, and to create a culture of unity that welcomes talent from all walks of life to the U.S. Air Force.
A Tuskegee University campus entry sign, in Tuskegee, Ala. Air Force Global Strike Command announced the establishment of Project Tuskegee as a partnership where Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from the university are exposed to the opportunities available as an AFGSC “Striker.” 
(Air Force Courtesy Photo)
Dr. Charlotte Morris, president, Tuskegee University, right, shakes the hand of Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, left, after they discussed the establishment of Project Tuskegee. Project Tuskegee is a partnership between AFGSC and the university where Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets are exposed to the opportunities available as an AFGSC “Striker.” (Air Force Courtesy Photo)
Eyes Above the Horizon
Eyes Above the Horizon Event
Eyes Above the Horizon Event
Eyes Above the Horizon
Eyes Above the Horizon
Eyes Above the Horizon
HBCU Fair
HBCU Fair
HBCU Fair
We Fly Too
We Fly Too
We Fly Too
We Fly Too
We Fly Too
We Fly Too
Lieutenant Colonel Brian Milner speaks to Floyd Middle School students about the B-1B Lancer from Dyess Air Force Base, May 12, 2022. The Air Force Global Strike Command B-1 bomber was at Maxwell for a Project Tuskegee engagement aimed at engaging high school students who are attending STEM focused magnet schools and participating in JROTC; the program’s mission is to increase diversity in STEM and aviation related fields.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, and Air University Commander and President Lt. Gen. James Hecker pose with students in the Air Force JROTC detachment at Selma’s Southside High School during the students’ tour of a B-1B Lancer from Dyess Air Force Base, May 12, 2022. Raymond and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., were at Maxwell to provide keynote addresses to the 68th National Security Forum. Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-1 bomber was at Maxwell for “Project Tuskegee,” an engagement with high school students attending STEM focused magnet schools and JROTC units in an effort to increase diversity in STEM and aviation related fields.
Miami Air Show
Miami Air Show
Miami Air Show
Miami Air Show
Miami Air Show
Annie Foery, East Carolina University Air Force ROTC cadet, learns about night vision gear used by the 333rd Fighter Generation Squadron during the Strive 4th: A project Tuskegee and AIM Initiative, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Nov. 4, 2022.
Airmen assigned to the 336th Fighter Generation Squadron meet with Air Force ROTC cadets from Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and East Carolina University during the Strive 4th: A project Tuskegee and AIM Initiative, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Nov. 4, 2022.
Airmen assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron educate North Carolina Air Force ROTC cadets on the components of a pilot’s helmet during Strive 4th: A Project Tuskegee and AIM Initiative at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Nov. 4, 2022.
Brig. Gen. Kenyon Bell, Air Force Global Strike Command director of logistics and engineering, meets with Air Force ROTC cadets at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Nov. 4, 2022. Bell visited the installation as part of Strive 4th: A Project Tuskegee and aviation inspiration mentorship initiative.
Maj. Ellis Clagget, 345th Bomb Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, weapons systems officer, speaks with students during Strive 4th: A Project Tuskegee and aviation inspiration mentorship initiative at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, Nov. 4, 2022. Strive 4th is a partnership between the 4th Fighter Wing and AFGSC to introduce Wayne County students and North Carolina Air Force ROTC detachments to aviation and STEM.
Air Force ROTC cadets from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Fayetteville State University and East Carolina University use a virtual reality system during Strive 4th: A Project Tuskegee and AIM Initiative at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, November 4, 2022.
Strive 4th: A Project Tuskegee and AIM Initiative
Members assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas speak with students during Strive 4th: A Project Tuskegee and aviation inspiration mentorship Initiative at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, Nov. 4, 2022. Project Tuskegee aims to expose men and women to the many opportunities within AFGSC, to reinforce the historical connection between the Tuskegee Airmen and AFGSC, and to create a culture of unity that welcomes talent from all walks of life to the U.S. Air Force.
Brig. Gen. Kenyon Bell, Air Force Global Strike Command director of logistics and engineering, poses for a photo with members of the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, during Strive 4th: A Project Tuskegee and aviation inspiration mentorship initiative at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, Nov. 4, 2022. Strive 4th is a partnership between the 4th Fighter Wing and AFGSC to introduce Wayne County students and North Carolina Air Force ROTC detachments to aviation and STEM.
Sloan Mann, a Clayton High School student, utilized a G-Force Robotics robot during Strive 4th: A Project Tuskegee and aviation inspiration mentorship initiative at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Nov. 4, 2022
Airman 1st Class Jacob Gorrell, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, talks to students from Rosewood High School about equipment used by EOD during Strive 4th: A Project Tuskegee and aviation inspiration mentorship initiative at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Nov. 4, 2022.
A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, flies over A.W. Mumford Stadium prior to the start of a college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 3, 2022. The event was held to promote recruitment and highlight Air Force Global Strike’s Project Tuskegee. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Wright)
A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, flies over A.W. Mumford Stadium prior to the start of a college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 3, 2022. The event was held to promote recruitment and highlight Air Force Global Strike’s Project Tuskegee. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Wright)
A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, flies over A.W. Mumford Stadium prior to the start of a college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 3, 2022. The event was held to promote recruitment and highlight Air Force Global Strike’s Project Tuskegee. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Wright)
A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, flies over A.W. Mumford Stadium prior to the start of a college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 3, 2022. The event was held to promote recruitment and highlight Air Force Global Strike’s Project Tuskegee. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Wright)
Project Tuskegee Flyover of Hampton University
Project Tuskegee Flyover of Hampton University
Eyes Above the Horizon Barksdale
Eyes Above the Horizon Barksdale
Eyes Above the Horizon Barksdale
Eyes Above the Horizon Barksdale
Eyes Above the Horizon Barksdale
Eyes Above the Horizon Barksdale
Eyes Above the Horizon Barksdale

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