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One of the first Black Marines finally gets his Congressional Gold Medal
Nearly 20,000 Black Marines went through boot camp at segregated Montford Point
Here’s what it’s like to put up with ‘just joking’ racism in the military
"Racists don’t think they’re being racist. In fact, when they’re being racist, they often play it off as a joke."
Black West Point cadets say they were called the N-word and ‘shunned’ for reporting discrimination
"I was told that I was going to rob someone because I was Black. A student made a noose and put it on his Black roommate's desk as a joke."
He was the first Black Marine pilot, but his hometown still got his name wrong
Petersen flew more than 350 combat missions and more than 4,000 military aircraft hours during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Former Air Force lawyer blasts ‘ridiculous’ two-month effort to investigate racial problems in the service
“This is a decades-long problem, you’re not going to find the problem and solutions and causes in two months.”
‘Give me a chance to be seen’ — Navy vet-turned-police officer shares his struggle of being black in America
"When I see you, I see the fear in your eyes because of how the media portrays us all to be."
Air Force Materiel Command general says 25% of climate surveys report racial slurs and jokes in workplace
“If we remain silent or walk by these problems we will allow them to continue."
Gen. CQ Brown confirmed as Air Force chief of staff, marking the first black service chief in US history
"The historic nature of the first African American service chief should not go overlooked. This is a positive step forward for our military and country.”
10 tips on how to talk about race, according to senior Air Force leaders
If you do nothing else as leaders, let’s commit to being really good listeners.
‘Every American should be outraged’ at police conduct in the death of George Floyd, Air Force’s top officer says
“What happens on America’s streets is also resident in our Air Force ... we will own our part and confront it head on."
‘This could happen to me’ — The Air Force’s top enlisted airman shares his struggle against racism in the ranks
"You don’t know the anxiety, the despair, the heartache, the fear, the rage that comes with living in this country, OUR country."