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President's Message 

Welcome to the East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

Thank you for visiting the website of the East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (ECCTAI).  ECCTAI is the local chapter for Tuskegee Airmen Inc. organization for the national capital area.  We are very proud of our chapter, our members, and our programs designed to educate, motivate, and mentor tomorrow’s aerospace, civic and STEM leaders today!

ECCTAI is a duly chartered US 501 (c ) (3) nonprofit corporation.  Every day we are looking for dynamic, innovative and high-minded members to continue and grow our educational and mentoring programs. Share our website with your friends and family via social media.

Our membership consists of Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen (DOTAs) from World War II, former and current military members, educators, business owners and professionals from all walks of life. Membership is not predicated on being a Tuskegee Airmen, you just have to have a desire to share the men and women's experiences and history.  Our organization is looking for individuals to share the legacy of the past and to encourage the future growth of youths.

Our general meeting is held on the second Saturday of each month at the College Park Aviation Museum in College Park, Maryland from 12:00 pm to 2:00 p.m.  Due to COVID-19, we have shifted our meetings and they are held virtually on ZOOM. Our activities, events, and news can be located on our website.  We invite you to participate with our organization by sharing your skills, expertise with our youth and make a positive impact either through donating your time and donating financially to the programs.

2020, has shown us that there are so many fields that are within aviation, space exploration, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These are the areas that we are focused on with the youth of our community.  Our goal is to assist and encourage young men and women to pursue education and career opportunities within those fields. Have been very successful in warding hundreds of scholarships to high school and college students.  Many have gone on to careers within the various STEM fields. Our Youth in Aviation Program and College Scholarship programs have helped and continue assist outstanding high school students in their quest for their higher education goals and aspirations.

ECCTAI annually holds many fundraising events, that support the growth of the many programs that we fund.  The events are Youth in  Aviation and Scholars Breakfast, Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day Event; the General Benjamin O. Davis Golf Tournament and the Tuskegee Airmen Holiday Fundraiser. 

Again, we welcome you to the online home of the  ECCTAI. We look forward to working with you as we develop tomorrow’s aviation industry professionals, aerospace scientists, academicians, and civic leaders. Join us today!

Jerome Hodge - President
East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.


P.O. Box 8234
Washington, DC 20032-8234

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