African-American heroes are a part of a vanishing World War I legacy  / More than 350,000 African-Americans served during World War I. Overcoming racial hostilities, these brave men demonstrated through their service, love of country, patriotism and the importance of equality. The paradox for African-Americans fighting on the front lines in France was clear; they defended America’s freedoms abroad while being denied those rights at home.

African-American Heroism in the Military  / Dating all the way back to the American Revolution, African-Americans have played key roles in the history (and success) of the U.S. military.

African-Americans in the Military: From the American Revolution to Integration  / African-Americans have continuously served in the U.S. military since colonial times.

African Americans in the U.S. Army  / The United States Army pays tribute to black Soldiers who have served honorably from the Revolutionary War to today’s Overseas Operations.

African Americans in the U.S. Coast Guard  / A partial history of African Americans in the U.S. Coast Guard.

African Americans in the United States Marine Corps Timeline  / 1776 to the present.

America’s first black Marines: The Montford Pointers  / Montford Pointers aren’t as well known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the African-American squadron of the U.S. Army Air Corps that flew and maintained combat aircraft in Alabama before becoming known as a respected fighting unit during World War II. But Montford Pointers also served with distinction. About 13,000 of them decamped abroad during World War II. Nearly 2,000 of them helped Allied forces seize the island of Okinawa in the largest amphibious landing in the Pacific theater of the war. In recognition of their service and sacrifices during World War II, Montford Point Marines received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2012, the highest civilian honor the U.S. Congress gives.

Be the change: The power of representation  / Comic book illustrator Shawn Martinbrough met with Pentagon Airmen to speak about the power of representation

Eugene Bullard: The Black Swallow Of Death  / First African-American Fighter Pilot.

15 Black Military Heroes Through the Years  / Historical figures that have distinguished themselves on a variety of fronts.

List of African-American Medal of Honor Recipients  / The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War and is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. Recipients must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States. Because of the nature of this medal, it is commonly presented posthumously.

Military History of African Americans  / The military history of African Americans spans from the arrival of the first enslaved Africans during the colonial history of the United States to the present day. In every war fought by or within the United States, African Americans participated, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the Civil War, the Spanish–American War, the World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as other minor conflicts.

Military Times – Black History Month  / This site is focused on celebrating the determination and service of African American veterans.

Race and the Air Force: The truth about how minorities get promoted  / Six years of statistics on promotions and selection rates analyzed by Air Force Times indicate that if you’re a minority, your odds of being tapped for promotion — especially to the most senior officer and enlisted ranks — are not as good as they are for white airmen.

The African American Experience in the U.S. Navy  / African Americans have a long heritage of service, first with state and continental navies, and then with the Department of the Navy since its establishment in 1798. They continue to distinguish themselves ashore, on ships, in aircraft, and on submarines through times of peace and conflict.

The History of the Black Marine  / African Americans have served valiantly in the Marine Corps and have filled the ranks since integration in 1942.

This Badass Is The First African American Female U-2 Dragon Lady Pilot  / It is one of the hardest aircraft to fly, soaring at altitudes where a change of just a few knots could mean an over-speed or a stall, and landing it is an art form all in itself. The 60 year old U-2 Dragon Lady program has been a male dominated one, with just eight women being qualified to fly it, but never an African American woman, until Merryl Tengesdal came along.

Tuskegee Airmen  / The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps (AAC), a precursor of the U.S. Air Force.

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.  / “Tuskegee Airmen” refers to all who were involved in the so-called “Tuskegee Experience,” the Army Air Corps program to train African-Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes and pilots in the air.