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United States Air Force Turned 71!

USAF Turns 71

Frank had the honor of attending the 71st birthday celebration for the United States Air Force at NORAD and U.S. Northern Command on September 18th! He had the privilege to share the stage with his fellow Documented Tuskegee Airmen Col. James Randall. They both inspired the audience with their life reflections of service and overcoming hardships.

Frank focused on his love of flight. Frank told how he jumped off the chicken house with his homemade wings, flew his first solo flight as a member of the Colorado Springs Civil Air Patrol, and trained at Tuskegee where he blew out his eardrums.  Frank also shared his struggle with dyslexia, and importance of determination.

Frank urged all, “Never Give Up!”

Col. James Randall shared about his Air Force career. A remarkable career which included being shot down during Vietnam and the remarkable story of how his pilot’s helmet was returned to him 50 years after he left it in the jungle during Vietnam. It’s a tremendous story. We encourage you to read about it here.

Jim reminded all, “No on can make you feel insignificant without your consent.”

Happy birthday to the United States Air Force! We thank all who have served this great nation!

Photos from NORAD and U.S. Northcom’s facebook page.