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Tuskeegee Airmen Visit

The Naval Air Station Lemoore had the honor of welcoming the George “Spanky” Roberts chapter of the Tuskeegee Airmen to the base for Black History Month.  Edith Roberts, the widow of Col. Roberts (the first cadet in the program) and Master Sergent Judge Albert, a mechanic for the squadron spoke at the ceremony.  Afterwards, they were invited to tour the flight-line with the deputy Commodore and get up close and personal with a F/A-18 Super Hornet.

The local city newspaper (see article here), base paper, hospital photographer, and myself were invited out to document the visit.  At first, I was told that they were going to tour before the ceremony (around 9-10) and I thought the light would still be decent then.  On the day of, I was told that it was moved to 1300 and of course they ran about 30 mins behind so I got to shoot in the nice, harsh 1400 light. :)

There were a bunch of folks there for the photo op all with their camera/phones, so there were some definite posed moments, but I tried to capture some candid shots too and I think they came out pretty nice!  All the shots were captured with my 5DMkII and 35 L or Tamron 28-75 lenses and processed with VSCOFilm.  Enjoy!

(Click to view larger in the light box)

Master Sergent Judge Albert

Mrs. Edith Roberts

The flight line

Paparazzi (Including a self-portrait of yours truly!)

Corpsmen looking at the jet

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