Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks added a T-100 twist to the Booker T. Washington High School Homecoming Game on Friday, September 22, 2017.
Superintendent Brooks came to the game armed with a series of questions related to either the T-100 or the Tuskegee Airmen. Each time a person gave a correct answer, he or she earned a T-100 Tuskegee t-shirt. This was a creative way to remind the public about Leonardo DRS and the T-100.
Leonardo DRS has pledged to build a $300 million manufacturing plant at Moton Field. Of course, this community swells with pride every time we talk about the Tuskegee Airmen and how they were trained to fly Red Tail airplanes at Moton Field. The training equipped the Airmen for their history-making military service during World War 2.
Inspired by the courage and record of victories attributed to the Tuskegee Airmen, Leonardo DRS selected Tuskegee as home base for the T-100. As company officials wait for a decision from the U.S. Air Force concerning the possible T-100 contract, their posture is ‘WHEN WE WIN.”
The Macon County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) has led an active community engagement effort, including the 100 Days of T-100 Campaign that was developed to inform residents in Tuskegee and Macon County about the potential impact of the T-100 project. Launched on July 31, 2017, the campaign has reached the halfway point. It was intended to be organic and flexible to allow organizations and individuals to come up with their own ways of spreading the word about the T-100.