Academy to pre-screen "Red Tails"

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Academy cadets and leaders will view a pre-screening of the soon-to-be-released movie "Red Tails" at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Hollywood Interquest 14 Theaters.

The film screening was offered by Lucasfilm, and the event is being funded by the Academy's Association of Graduates.

This opportunity allows cadets to gain perspective on the Academy's aviation heritage and interact with documented original Tuskegee Airmen.

'Red Tails' is scheduled for release Jan. 20, 2012 and showcases Tuskegee Airmen and their role in World War II. Two local DOTA's will be at Monday's event, including retired Lt. Cols. Marion Rodgers and James H. Harvey III.

NOTE: Lucasfilm will not allow any cameras in the theater during the screening. Interviews can be completed outside. Lt. Col. Julian Stephens, the Academy's Tuskegee Airmen liaison, and Dr. Charles Dusch, Academy historian, will be on hand for interviews regarding the cadets' involvement and the historical significance of the Academy and the Tuskegee Airmen.