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When the Tuskegee Airmen Got Their Wings

When members of the 99th Pursuit Squadron got their wings in March 1942, the honor was more than just recognition of the training they’d undergone to serve as...

LIFE at West Point, 1936

The first issue of a magazine — especially a magazine that hopes to help define the era in which it lives — the first issue is always a big deal. It sets the...

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