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Leadership attends Tuskegee Airmen Gala

Col. Leo Lawson Jr., 81st Training Group commander, and his wife, Denise, attend the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund, also included a silent auction and dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Leo Lawson Jr., 81st Training Group commander, and his wife, Denise, attend the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund, also included a silent auction and dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Dorothy Roberts McEwen, daughter of retired Col. Lawrence E. Roberts, a Tuskegee Airman, attends the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler leadership also attended the event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Dorothy Roberts McEwen, daughter of retired Col. Lawrence E. Roberts, a Tuskegee Airman, attends the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler leadership also attended the event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Lt. Col. Michael Manning, 81st Training Group deputy commander, displays a coin during the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund, also included a silent auction and dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Lt. Col. Michael Manning, 81st Training Group deputy commander, displays a coin during the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund, also included a silent auction and dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund, also included a silent auction and dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund, also included a silent auction and dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Retired Tech. Sgt. Kirk Jackson, Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. president, presents a memento to Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, during the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Lovette was the guest speaker for the event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund. The gala’s theme was “We weren’t assigned, we were requested.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Retired Tech. Sgt. Kirk Jackson, Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. president, presents a memento to Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, during the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Lovette was the guest speaker for the event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund. The gala’s theme was “We weren’t assigned, we were requested.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel and community members attend the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund, also included a silent auction and dinner. The gala’s theme was “We weren’t assigned, we were requested.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel and community members attend the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund, also included a silent auction and dinner. The gala’s theme was “We weren’t assigned, we were requested.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Col. Leo Lawson Jr., 81st Training Group commander, and his wife, Denise, attend the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund, also included a silent auction and dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)