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Celebrate Black History Month:  Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen

  • Eligibility:  Applicants must be high school seniors, from accredited high schools, who will graduate or who have graduated in the 2021 - 2022 academic school year.  Additionally, those who apply must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least three point zero (3.0) on a four-point scale. 


  • Process:  Complete the application and send to the address below by January 24, 2022.  If you have have any questions, please send to   

    • Hubert L. “Hooks" Jones ChapterTuskegee Airmen Inc., P.O. Box 37043, Denver, CO 80237

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  • Eligibility:  Applicants must be high school seniors, from accredited high schools, who will graduate or who have graduated in the 2021 - 2022 academic school year. The recipient of the award must enroll in an accredited university or college.  

  • Process:  Complete the electronic application by February 28, 2022.  If you have have any questions, please send to

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Lowell Bell
Immediate Past Chairman

A 1954 graduate of Tuskegee Institute AL and the recipient of an Air Force Commission as a Second Lieutenant, Lowell entered Active Duty Pilot Training at Marana AB Arizona in 1955. There he completed Primary pilot training and was transferred to and received his wings with Class 56-O at Laughlin AFB Texas in 1956.  Over his 24 Years of active duty, he flew a variety of Trainer and Fighter aircraft including a 100 mission tour flying the F -105 Thunderchief in Vietnam. He earned over 14 medals and badges including the Legion of Merit, the Distinguish Flying Cross, The Bronze Star Medal, and a number of Air Medals. He had many active duty command and control positions, primarily in the U S Air Defense Command. His final position was Director of Operational Inspections, NORAD.  Upon retirement from the Air Force, he worked for a “Floppy Disc” Manufacturing Co. where he retired as Vice President.  He did a number of years of volunteer service for the Local School District, the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County and the Regional Development Community. He is an old car enthusiast, an avid woodworker, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and has held several key positions in the Hubert L. “Hooks” Jones Chapter, TAI.

John Lamb

John earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama and an MBA in Management and Economics from Samford University.  He was an Adjunct Professor Aerospace Studies at the Embry-Riddle European Campus from 1986 to 1992. His military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Vietnam Service Medal 4 devices, the Air Medal 28 devices, the Aerial Achievement Medal and Honorary Wings of the Dominican Republic Air Force.  He is a member of the Daedalians, the Air Commando Association, the A-37 Association, the Wild Weasel Association and the Rocky Mountain Shipwrights club.

Pat Bell 

A resident of Colorado since 1977, Pat has been a member, and supporter, of HLHJ Chapter for over 15 years.  She has held the office of Parliamentarian for two terms and is currently serving a third, non-consecutive, term in that position.  She is an avid tennis fan, an ardent Seahawks fan and enjoys reading novels for pleasure.  Pat is married to Lowell Bell and shares with him a daughter (and son-in-law), son, and six grandchildren.

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Jacquelyn Nicholson

Jacquelyn is a graduate from Hutto High School of Bainbridge, GA and went on to earn a BS degree in Home Economics, Family and Consumer Science from Tuskegee Institute AL. She spent many years in the classroom as a substitute and classroom teacher. One of her most memorable experiences is her teaching the Formation of Technology at Crooms Academy in Sanford Florida. She continued her career as she moved about the states and abroad with her husband, Lt. Col. Robert. L. Nicholson USAF (DEC.) who was also an early member of the Hubert L.”Hooks” Jones Chapter.  She is retired and has two sons, a daughter and two grandchildren. She currently enjoys the frequent meetings with her local Home Economic Group.

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Maj Dominique Zhong
Second Vice President

Major Dominique Zhong has served in various positions since 2010.  Currently, Major Zhong is the Air Officer Commanding of Cadet Squadron 23 “Barnstormers” at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In this capacity, she commands more than 104 cadets and two non-commissioned officers in support of the Academy’s mission to educate, train, and inspire future leaders of character for the Air Force, Space Force, and our nation. Major Zhong’s assignments include Flight Commander, Wing Deputy Director of Staff, Executive Officer, Joint Planner and on MAJCOM Staff. Major Zhong deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.  Major Zhong also served as the Chief of Officer Development, Directorate of Manpower, Personnel, and Services, Headquarters Air Combat Command. In this role she was responsible for the development and execution of 10 MAJCOM and Air Force level professional leadership development courses which provide developmental opportunities to more than ninety-four thousand members.  Major awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster and the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster.

John Thomas

John spent most of his professional career working for IBM for 32 years in various positions including Consulting Services Marketing, Systems Integration Manager, Executive Briefing Program Manager and Marketing Manager.  After his IBM career, he was co-founder and marketing director of a business presentations consulting firm.  John’s spare time has included performing in the Peak to Peak Chorale, teaching cross-country skiing and winter camping for the Colorado Mountain Club as well as leading various outdoor trips throughout the year.  He has prior board of directors’ experience with a couple of environmental organizations in Missouri.

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