Staff Sgt. Tyler Acevedo, 445th Security Forces Squadron fire team leader, engages targets during virtual marksmanship training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Jan. 6,
2024. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ethan Spickler)



445th Airlift Wing Photo Gallery

Black History Trailblazers in Aviation and Space

Lucean Arthur Headen (August 26, 1879 – September 17, 1957) was one of the earliest known African American aviators and a prolific inventor. Headen’s patents for de-icing aircraft wings and propellers are still cited by aeronautical corporations today.

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Lauren Douglas
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