Tag Archives: US Navy

You know the Tuskegee Airmen but do you know these other black military heroes?

15 Feb

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If you are like me you have a great respect for the Tuskegee Airmen. You can make the argument that without them there is no Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, they broke down barriers and showed the true strength and courage of black men.

But they are not the only black military heroes we should know of. There were others such as The Harlem Hellfighters, The Montford Point Marines, Benjamin O. Davis, and The Golden 13. Learn a little more about them through test and video and get links to books about them at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/you-know-tuskegee-airmen-but-do-you.html

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Michelle Howard gets 4th star, becomes first female admiral in the US Navy

2 Jul

 

At a ceremony, held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, Michelle Howard became the first woman to make four-star admiral. On Tuesday afternoon, she will assume duties as the vice chief of naval operations making her the Navy’s number two officer. Watch the promotion ceremony – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/07/michelle-howard-gets-4th-star-becomes.html

 

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Michelle Howard Becomes First Black Woman To Earn Three-Star-Rank

27 Aug

 

Michelle Howard Becomes First Black Woman To Earn Three-Star-Rank

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The Navy says a Virginia-based sailor has become the first black woman to earn a three-star-rank in the U.S. armed forces. Read more here:http://aareports.com/2012/08/michelle-howard-becomes-first-black.html

US Navy ship named after civil rights leader Medgar Evers

13 Nov

US Navy ship named after civil rights leader Medgar Evers

The widow of Medgar Evers broke a bottle of champagne against the hull of a new Navy ship that has been named in honor of the slain civil rights leader. Read more here: US Navy ship named after civil rights leader Medgar Evers

Gays in the military: It’s not that big a deal

19 Dec

In the interest of full disclosure I must let you know that I am straight not gay. I am however a black man who has served in our nations military as a member of the NJ National Guard. That gives me a perspective on the civil rights and military issues at play here.

Read my opinion piece here: http://aareports.com/2010/12/gays-in-military-its-not-big-deal.html

This Memorial Day remember to say thank you.

31 May

This Memorial Day remember to say thank you for the sacrifice of our sevice men. Men like the Buffalo Soldiers, The Harlem Hellcats and the Tuskegee Airmen. Read more here:
 
http://aareports.com/2010/05/on-memorial-day-say-thank-you-by-george.html