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Tuskegee Airman visits Maxwell

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Tuskegee Airman, retired Lt. Col. Harold Brown, looks at historical photos and paintings of Tuskegee Airmen in the distinguished visitor lounge at Squadron Officer School on Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., Aug. 14, 2017. Brown spoke to Maxwell Airmen about his history as a Tuskegee Airman and answered questions they had about his life in the military. (US Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox)

Tuskegee Airman visits Red Tails at the 187th

Col. William Sparrow,187th Fighter Wing vice commander, discusses the cockpit of their "Red Tail" F-16 with retired Lt. Col. Harold Brown and retired Col. Roosevelt J. Lewis Jr. during a tour of the 187th hangar, Aug. 14, 2017. During his visit, Brown spoke to Maxwell Airmen about his history as a Tuskegee Airman and answered questions they had about his life in the military.(U.S. Air Force photo/Trey Ward)

Tuskegee Airman visits Red Tails at the 187th

Tuskegee Airman, retired Lt. Col. Harold Brown veiws an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a tour of the 187th Fighter Wing hangar, Aug. 14, 2017. During his visit, Brown spoke to Maxwell Airmen about his history as a Tuskegee Airman and answered questions they had about his life in the military.(U.S. Air Force photo/Trey Ward)

Lt. Col. Harold Brown (retired) visited Maxwell and also toured the 187th Fighter Wing.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --

One of the very first Tuskegee Airmen visited Maxwell on Aug. 14, 2017.

On his first visit to Maxwell, retired Lt. Col. Harold Brown, spoke to Airmen from throughout the base about his experiences as a Tuskegee Airman and educator, as well as visiting the 187th Fighter Wing, which is the current home of the famed Red Tails.

“I had no idea the size of Maxwell and all the stuff that is in it, including all the schools,” Brown said.

During his visit, he reminisced about his years as a Tuskegee Airman, from seeing various photos and artwork hanging on the walls at the many buildings he visited.

“Seeing all of this brings back some very fond memories to say the least,” Brown said. “And it makes me reflect back on what a fantastic life I lived to be a part of all this.”

While visiting the 187th Fighter Wing, Brown had the opportunity to see an F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Brown mentioned to Col. William Sparrow, 187th Operations Group commander, which he was “blown away” by how much technology has changed since flying in a P-51 Mustang.