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"Hello, my name is Christopher Llyod Rogers (USAF Ret) and I am the son of deceased SSGT Ronald Lloyd Rogers and Martha F. Rogers. My father served at Webb AFB in the 1964-1966 timeframe before being sent to serve at Udorn, Ubon, & Thakli, Thailand during the Vietnam War where he died in service. I'm looking for anyone who may have know my father while he was stationed at Big Spring AFB in or around 1965. My father was an aircraft mechanic in the Field Training Det. and was an Aircraft Maintenance Instructor. I was born on Webb AFB in October 1965 and have been trying to piece my father's military history together my entire life. If you or someone you know may have served with him please feel free to reach out to me via email email@example.com "
"Was a T-38 IP with the 3560th PTS from Oct 1965 thru Jul 1969. Transferred to 561st TFS at McConnell AFB, KS. May 1970 sent to 333rd TFS, 355th TFW, Takhli, Thailand. When I stepped off C-130 at Takhli was met by Doug Wingate a former Webb IP and "Wing Weenie." He stated I was "D" flight cmdr as of that instant. Flew the F-105 D, F & G. Forty eight combat missions and they shut down the strike missions and I led the last flight of 6 "Thuds" from Takhli to McConnell and turned them over to the national guard. Was assigned to the 56 SOW, Nakom Phanom to finish my tour. Col. Jim Rouch, also a former Webb alumni, was the vice cmdr. Went back to McConnell and flew KC-135A's until retirement in Jan. 1975. Privileged to fly F-89D, & H, T-33A, AT-33, C-47, TC-121C, RC-121D, T-38A, F-105 and KC-135A. Worked with an aerospace company for 23 years before retiring for good."
"I was in the last lettered class 70-C although they tried to change it to 70-03. I had Tom Tallon and Niel Emmons as instructors, and the tablemate that stayed with me all the way through C141 school was Jim Ford.
Did 141's in the 6th MAS at McGuire then the Reserves at Norton. Went to Western then Delta Airlines in the:
B737, B727, B757, B767, B767ER, MD11, and B777. Thanks to all the great people at Webb who got me started, and to the Museum a quote from Bob Hope: "Thanks for the Memories"."
"I was stationed at Webb from Jan. 1969 to Sept. 1970. Worked in CBPO Admin. , and Air Police. Many good memories including the hamburgers at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant and the dinner that the movie Midnight Cowboy was filmed."
"I was a Flight Instructor at Webb after I returned from Korea in late 1954, and taught there until I was assigned to another AFB January 1, 1957. I was a Fighter Pilot in Korea. I have many memories of my assignment at Webb. I recently toured the Hangar 25 Museum, and enjoyed my visit. Other assignments were in Malden Mo, Alaska, Randolph, and others. My hometowns were Itasca, and Grandview, TX. I also was a Captain for American Airlines until I retired in 1990."
"I serves at Webb AFB in 1971 and early 1972 as a 57110 (Aircraft Crash and Rescue Specialist). I remember the flight line full of T-37s and T-38s. We trained and remained ever vigilant for the eventuality of a emergency. We were their to save the lives of our pilots and crewmen in the event of a crash. Thank God we were only called on twice. Once when a Blew Angel pilot made a hard "carrier" landing and blue out his left wheel. The other time was when a Thunderbird, upon landing, cut a taxiway just a bit to short. It had just rained so the F-4 got stuck in the mud. After Webb I was transferred to Anderson AFB on Guam where the planes were just a bit larger (B-52s) but the mission renamed the same. "Protect Lives and Property"
"The day I arrived, I was listening to the car radio as they announced the official closure of Webb AFB. I was coming in to become the NCOIC of the Power Pro shop in Civil Engineering. The first year following was business as usual while the Impact Study was processing. My two years there were memorable because I met and married my wife and traveled to Medina Annex for the ATC NCO Academy. I also made a training trip to Eglin Field #9 for Prime Beef training. When the school squadrons moved out, I was asked to stay on as part of the base closure team. Spent almost another year moving out equipment to Reese AFB to which we became a detachment. During that year, we were all moved up to "Colonel's Row" in housing so we could watch out for each other's security. During that year, there were only the Base Commander, the Civil Engineering Commander, myself as the electrical lead and one other Tech Sergeant (TSgt Pankey) doing the mechanical transfers, a few Security guys and a medic. Sgt Pankey and his wife liked to golf so when he was done for the days activities, he would go out to the small golf course and mow and water the grass so it was playable. That's where I first learned a little bit about golf, borrowing their clubs and trying to keep up with them. When I received my PCS orders to Sheppard AFB, the month we moved in August 1978, I received notice of a line number for Master Sergeant. Lots of good memories from my tour at Webb AFB."
"Stationed at Webb 1972-75 ... Hanger T-1 T-38 heavy maintenance, Fox flight crew chief, first A1C to be run up and taxi qualified. Went Shaw AFB as mobility NCOIC separated in 1980 ...Joined Michigan ANG as TACP, got commissioned in 1988, separated from MiANG as an O-4 in 1997."
"I remember my time at Webb was very fun flying the T-38. All of the instructors very great.
One of them,in particular, was Capt Bill Northy. He was a cut above his peers and taught
me a lot about flying. My time in T-37's was not that pleasant. All of the instructors
had a chip on their shoulders. You didn't dare have a good time on their watch. Capt DW Smith
Capt Solak were especially miserable. They were very good at backstabbing though!
I went on to fly the C-141 at Norton AFB. Later I flew for Alaska Airlines (29years).
I'm now retired with lots of memories."