Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Sunday Closure Notice
Due to budget reductions as a result of the federal sequester, the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site will be closed Sundays beginning March 10, 2013.
Parks Accepting Applications for the 2013 YCC Program
Contact: Patricia Butts, 334-727-6390
TUSKEGEE, AL - Join the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and become an important member of a cadre of dedicated individuals who work and play in the national parks. As a member of the Youth Conservation Corps you will personally have a role in protecting the nation's precious resources.
The 8-week summer program begins on June 3, 2013. Young men and women, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, may apply. During the term of employment, you must be at least 15 years of age and not have reached age 19. Enrollees will be paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour for a 40-hour work week. Candidates will participate in outdoor repair projects with the Maintenance Division.
Come to work in some of the coolest historical places in the country, learn about careers with the National Park Service and get valuable work skills that can help you get your next job!
Applications are available online http://www.nps.gov/gettinginvolved/youthprograms/ycc.htm and at all four National Park Service locations. Please include the last four digits of your Social Security Number on the application form.
The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.
Submit your completed application form at the following locations between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. The deadline is Friday May 17, 2013:
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Lowndes Interpretive Center
Selma Interpretive Center
All selections will be made by May 24th (please do not inquire after this date). For more information about maintenance duties, contact Atkins Jerido or Robert Rustin at (334) 727-4380.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
In April 1945 men of the 477th Bombardment Group began their protest of segregationists practices at Freeman Field, near Seymour, Indiana. This protest led to the arrest of 101 officers and the eventual integration of military installations across the United States.