The community at Moton Field and the Tuskegee Army Airfield included not only pilots, navigators, and bombardiers but also technicians, cooks, nurses, and other support personnel. The base accommodated a broad range of activities.
Preparing for war involved long hours of intensive training. The day usually started off with roll calls and inspections. Communal meals were usually a formal event. Rigorous physical fitness training was part of the daily routine. However, there was always some time to recoup from tough days of training. The airmen relaxed and socialized. In the evenings, they convened to play games and on their days off, they played baseball.