Bill Shepard 1 - Ken MistRecently the Commemorative Air Force, the parent organization of the CAF Red Tail Squadron, announced that Bill Shepard has been named their Vice President of Education. Shepard is concurrently the Squadron Leader of the CAF Red Tail Squadron and P-51C Mustang pilot.

Shepard will oversee the design, execution and funding of CAF’s national education program, called RISE ABOVE. This new program is a result of the success of the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and will expand to include other compelling stories of World War II aviation, such as the Women Air Service Pilots (WASP); all done in an effort to use the lessons of the past to inspire today’s youth to “rise above” their circumstances.

“I look forward to helping others realize their potential by celebrating the stories of the men and women that rose above their circumstances in service to their country,” said Shepard. “I am excited about the opportunity to continue what has become my life’s work to ‘Inspire for Higher’ in all aspects of my life.”

Read the entire press release on the CAF website.

Join us as we congratulate Bill Shepard on his new position and exciting work with the CAF!

 

The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to educating audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. Learn more at www.redtail.org.

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