Encourages Black Students to Consider DoD Job Opportunities
Inside a small college gym, military officers dressed in neat, crisp
uniforms with shiny medals and colorful ribbons extolled the benefits
of military service. Saleem Baird, 21, a computer science and economics
major at Tougaloo College here, wasn't buying into the message.
It Black History Month or African-American History Month?
WASHINGTON Some people call February Black History
Month. Others call it African-American History Month.
That's not a problem, because the names are interchangeable, according
to Barbara Dunn of the Association for the Study of African-American
Life and History in Silver Spring, Md.
Lionizes Thurgood Marshall,
Supreme Court Justice,
Civil Rights Lawyer
The U.S. Postal Service is selling a stamp that lionizes an
African American who is credited with ending legal segregation in
the United States and who fought for minority equality in the armed
to Celebrate Who We Are
Va., February is African-American History Month,
but the tributes and testimonies actually begin about two
weeks earlier, around Jan. 15, the birthday of the late
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Chief Moose Speaks at
DoD's Annual King Breakfast
Charles A. Moose told the audience at DoD's 18th
annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in the Pentagon
that he probably wouldn't be the police chief of Montgomery
County, Md., if not for King's work and sacrifices. more
Follows Sister's Footsteps,
Wins MLK Essay
A year ago, Ronada D. Hewitt, 11, listened to her
sister Samantha read her award- winning essay during DoD's
Martin Luther King Jr. Pentagon breakfast. This year, Ronada
stood at the podium reading her own award-winning essay.
Nation, More Than 100 Countries Celebrate Martin Luther
The nation will observe the Martin Luther King Jr.
holiday on Jan. 20, 2003, but the Pentagon is getting an
early start with a King breakfast on Jan. 16.
Guard Promotes 1st
Black Woman to Flag Rank
Va., Brig. Gen. Julia Jeter Cleckley vowed to make
it possible for others to follow in her footsteps after
becoming the first African- American woman to be promoted
from full colonel to flag officer in the Army National
Guard on Sept. 3.
to Rest in Arlington
Friends, family, military and retired military members
gathered today to pay tribute and to lay to rest an Air
Moment in Time
I remember our meeting nearly 20 years ago as if it were yesterday.
The then retired three-star had insisted that we meet at my
office, despite my deference and offer that we meet at a place convenient
to him. But my location was fine for him next door to where
he regularly shopped at the commissary at then Cameron Station,
Alexandria, Va. more
Ships Named in Honor of African Americans
It took more than 168 years after the Continental
Congress authorized the first ship of a new Navy for the
United Colonies on Oct. 13, 1775, before a ship was named
for an African American.
Mose: A Diversified Past
The fabric of Col. Horace Tucker's uniform is much
different from that worn by his Florida National Guard
predecessor more than 260 years ago. But there is a common
thread that binds him to the soldiers of the past, and
particularly to one who served at an old Florida post,
Fort Mose (pronounced mo-zay). more