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" i was working in hanger 25 in early 1960s on T37."
"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."
"My father was stationed at Webb in 1956-1957. John W. Parker Jr was from Trussville Alabama. I was born there in October 1957. He passed in Apr 1994 before I could ever learn of his experience at Webb. I would love to hear from anyone that may have known him."
"Hello. My name is Scott Nipper my father was at Webb AFB class 71-05. We missed the reunion this year . Im collect USAF training class patches from Webb AFB and am in the process of trying to write a book on all the class patches. If anybody out there has some extra class patches they want to sale or donate, just send me a email at firstname.lastname@example.org hope to hear from some of yall and if anybody knew my father Bill Nipper let me know Thanks Scott"
"I was an Honor-Grad of T-37 class 75-06 SATP here, at Webb AFB. I never forget my initial-solo flight, a pre-solo one, I've flown with my "Oscar"-flight's Flight Commander, who was Capt. Frank Pickart. My IP was 2/Lt
Daniel Runyan. Dan, I now still have the feeling of hugging each other in wet flying suits then, when both of us have same said 'Congras'."