Tuskegee Airman and Retired Air Force Lt. Col. James Warren (right) unveils the highway sign dedicating a 17-mile stretch of Interstate 80 to the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. Senator Lois Wolk (left to right), Tuskegee Airman wife Edith Roberts and Tuskegee Airmen Lee A. Archer Chapter President Aubrey Matthews help with the unveiling. (Ian Thompson/Daily Republic)
Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.