"We had a very nice stay. When we made our reservation, Jim answered the phone and was very helpful, professional and welcoming. I'd like to compliment you on having such a fine young man in your employ. We'll be sure to tell our friends and family about your facility. Thanks for your hospitality, the Lehrmans."
"I was a civil service employee at Webb AFB 1956 - 1958. I worked in the hospital unit in the x-ray department. SSgt Weimer was the charge at the time with Airman Gutierrez. It was a great experience for life. I am still living in Big Spring and on the Board of Hangar25 Air Museum Board currently. This museum is the the building of Hangar 44 which was the T-33 maintenance hangar. It opened in 1999. That is what this web-site is about. I hope you all have enjoyed going through the hangar in the virtual tour set up on this site to see what has been done to restore and keep the history alive. If you are ever in Big Spring, please stop by and see us.
Gloria Byrd McDonald ."
"As a member of the 52G class of cadets I was honored and pleased to receive my 2nd Lt. gold bars and my silver wings as a fighter pilot at Webb Air Force Base in October, 1952. Following graduation I was assigned to Pinecastle Air Force Base near Orlando, FL checking out in an F-84 before going to Korea as a member of the 8th Fighter Bomber Squadron stationed at K-8,,Kunsan. I served my 4 years, 2 months, and 10 days and finally settled down in beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I can't believe it's been almost 69 years since I left Big Spring, a great town. Keep up the good work Hangar 25!"
"I commented years ago, but failed to mention a key , and remarkable part of Webb's history. In 1959, with no alert, Major Ed Hershock, a maintenance squadron commander formed a Webb AFB aerial demonstration team. Some how he was able (or authorized) to pull five T -33's from student training commitments and form his acrobatic team. After he selected team members from base instructors, he practiced routines due north of Webb, away from student training areas. All this in prepping for the Memorial Day Show, May 1959. The team did most of the classic Thunderbird maneuvers, but at much lower ground clearance. Twice Hershock was radioed that "the FAA rep advises you're too low". He acknowledged the calls and continued the show as planned. I doubt that we have many Ed Hershocks around now to understand and push the Air Force to it's limits. My thanks and undying appreciation to George Bracke, Jim Chestnut, Ed Hershock, and our solo member whose name I can't remember What a time we had. Ready to go again??"
"I guess most of us are buy now on that heavenly flight line in the sky. I'm still searching for any mechanics assigned to G row (T38s) from 1962 thru 1966. I prey some of us are still out there. Please contact me if you are. Brothers forever. "