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"My Dad, CMSgt. James Carothers, was stationed at Webb from 1969 through1972, when he retired. Although we only returned to Big Spring once, he told me many times how much he enjoyed Webb and the people of Big Spring. If any of you remember him, you know how active he was in both the Air Force and local communities. Dad's been gone for a while now, but he would have been quite proud and impressed with this facility. For him, I thank you for it, and I would love to hear from anyone reading this who knew either Dad or me (I graduated from BSHS in '72 and would love to come back for a reunion someday, and I wouldn't miss the Hangars...maybe 2012?). "
"I was stationed at Webb from 1972-1976 when initially I was a 2nd LT and was the Avionics Maintenance Officer. When I departed I was a Captain and had just been the Field Maintenance Squadron Commander (the 78th, I believe). I had decided to resign from active duty and returned home to Virginia with my daughter who was born in Big Spring and my lovely wife. Today, my wife and I have three daughters and 8 grandchildren. I have many, many fond memories of the great people living in town (I was in the Lions Club)and the civilian force that helped keep our mission on track (I was lead of the government team that would work on the AFGE union ambitions to better their lives). I used to live at 1512 Stadium Avenue and rented this house from Rick Campbell who was in charge of the Avionics Shop."
"My name is Kim E. Birkett, the son of John E. "Jack" and Roberta Birkett.. Looking for any information on my dad and mom and perhaps a street address where we lived. Many memories from a 5 year old boy still remain, the giant xmas tree, the kindergarten and bowling alley, the Thunderbird shows, but some cannot be recalled. Any /all info, phots, links would be welcome. Feel free to contact me at my email address."
"I was a T-37 IP at Webb from March, 1965 to Nov,1968, My daughter Kelli was born at Webb AFB hospital in 1965. I left Webb to become a TWA pilot and have been retired for quite a few years now. Always interested in any reunions that I might be apart of. Enjoyed the web site. "
"I was stationed at Webb AFB from April 73-Sept 74. I was a Security Policeman. I remember the hot sun beating on you as you stood at the Main Gate and South Gate during the summer. SSgt Kinne and Msgt Howard come to mind. I was selected Airman of the Month and in October 73 did a secret (at the time) TDY to Lajes Field in the Azores during the Yom Kippor War between Israel and Eygpt. Remmember all the good times at the NCO Club and the parties out at the golf course. I remember all the P/U trucks in town and all the looks from driving my Austin Healy from PA. The crazy times at Denny's and lot of friends I wish I could get in touch with again. Can't forget when the twister came through and took the South gate with a cop in it for a ride around base housing. Any one who may remmember me during this time give me shout if you like. "
"I was stationed at Webb AFB from 74-77 as a Ground Power Equipment Repairman. I have been back twice since the base closed to see how things ended up. During my entire time at Webb I worked out of Hanger T-44 and was estatic to see that it had been salvaged for this great purpose. One of my fondest memories at Webb was being honored with Airman of the month award and getting to fly in a T-37. I'm going to have to look through my old photos to see what pictures I have of the hanger during the time I served and post them. Currently I am an electrical engineer working with Nuclear Aircraft Carriers."
"My brother, Capt Alan R. Trent, was at Webb AFB in the 60's and was sent to Vietnam in 1969. His F-4 phantom jet was shot down in 1970 over Cambodia, and has been MIA ever since. I discovered today that a friend of his purchased a plaque for him at Hangar 25. I hope that one day I can view it in person. Thanks to all whose names are on this wall, and to those who gave their lives for our freedom."
"My father, SSGT Earl M. Higdon, was stationed there at Webb AFB from 1962 (?) to 1965 before he was transferred to Bitburg AFB, Germany. He was a Aircraft Mechanic, however I was very young when he was there and cannot tell you the unit. My middle sister, Meri Jo, was born at the base hospital in 1964. Some of my memories of Webb is witnessing the landing of the Goodyear Blimp, watching fireworks on various 4th of July celebrations, an Air Show held at the base (I think in 1965) and getting hair cuts at the base barber shop. Along with my father and myself, my mother Barbara, brother Greg and sister Carrie, as well as being joined by Meri Jo in '64. After leaving Big Springs he spent another 6 years, retiring in 1971 after serving for 1 year at U-Tapao AFB. Thailand during Vietnam. He and my mother had 2 more children. Earl Higdon died June 1, 2003 in Water Valley, Mississippi."
"To all the ground crews who were stationed at Big Spring AAF and later Webb afb. Our group is dedicated to the preservation of the ground crews in the AAF and AF, we will be doing displays and such with Hangar 25 so keep an eye out for us and come tell your story. I can be contacted via e mail or Contact the museum director."
"ATTENTION UPT CLASS OF 72-09. I am interested in organizing a class reunion in 2012 at Hangar 25 in Big Spring, TX to commemorate our 40th anniversary. Is anyone else interested?? I would like to contact every classmate so would appreciate your contact information and those of our class that you may have. Thanks. David Wolf"
"I was assigned to the 331'st FIS from 1961-'65 as a Mechanical Accessory and Equipment Repmn. I really grew up there. One person I miss is Bill Sharp. When I finally got discharged it hit me while on the bus on the way out, and actually cried for all the friends I would miss.
I got into the aircraft assembly business and worked on the F8, A7, B-1B and B2, ending at United Airlines. "
City: Lufkin, TX Country: United States of America
"I was with the FMS engine shop 68 to 71. Worked SOAP room, test cell J85 & J69, gear box build up and final assembly J85. I learned to fly in the Webb aero club my instructor was Capt. Cook, the airplanes (C150) N6461S, N6693S were $5 per hour wet. I finished up at Kunsan Korea 71 to 72. I got hooked on aviation at Webb and just retired after 36 years with Cessna. Some of the aviation memories of Webb was the big open house air show when they drop a jeep out of the back of a C130 while practicing a chute assisted deployment for the air show, the chute did not work as advertised. The day the C130 ground looped on take off, waited for the dirt to clear and then launched into a 50+ kt. dust storm. The Navy flight of 4 A4 (?) that had one land at Howard county airport and used 6000 feet of a 5000 foot runway, I think it was hangar 25 that housed it during rebuild. The night we dropped an oil can full of JP 4 into the AB exhaust flame at the test cell and lit up the night sky over the base. When the fire trucks arrived they believed the story about a hot start that would go un-noticed during the day light hours. My Christmas ride in a T-38. Vernon Ports and John Hale please contact me if you read this."