African American Forces
Frank Petersen - First African-American Aviator
Frank Petersen Jr. was the first black Marine aviator, and he didn't stop there!
MCIPAC Celebrates Black History Month
Each year, the contributions of African Americans to the Marine Corps are remembered during the month of February.
Smoke Jumpers: The 555th Parachute Battalion
The men of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the "Triple Nickels," were trained for a secret mission code named Operation
The Heroism of William Pinckney
William Pinckney's new headstone is unveiled at the Beaufort National Cemetery Feb. 10. Pinckney carried his shipmate to safety after
The Navy B-1 Band Remembers Breaking Barriers
B-1 Navy Band members Calvin Morrow, Simeon Holloway and Jewitt White reflect on their legacy as the first non-mess attendant
Colonel Charles McGee & The Tuskegee Airmen
The story of Charles McGee, veteran of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, narrated by Tony-winning actor Leslie
Profiles in Valor: Sergeant First Class Melvin Morris
Sergeant First Class Melvin Morris was one of the Army’s first men to wear the famous “Green Beret,” in our
Profiles in Valor: John S. Weston
World War II veteran John Weston joined the U.S. Army in 1941 as part of the 758th Tank Battalion. The
African American Soldiers: A Look Back
Today, African-Americans make up more than 19 percent of the Total Army. (US Army)
African-Americans in Military History: Breaking Barriers
Features a brief synopsis of African-American firsts throughout U.S. military history.