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"I enjoyed the recent Webb Reunion and would like to share some ideas for locating former classmates/fellow service members for future reunions. A class or unit reunion can fit in very nicely with a Hangar 25 Museum Webb Reunion. First, you need a list of names, from yearbooks or orders. Databases today sometimes are very strictly First Name, Middle Initial, and Last Name. In 1963 I was officially 2/Lt Lloyd L. Boles, but my friends knew me as Logan…and I am almost always found today as Logan. I use an excel spreadsheet to keep my class information. The spreadsheet can be emailed or printed and mailed to folks who don’t have computer access.
Several resources are available to locate people. On the internet, anywho.com and whitepages.com yield good results. Active pilots may be found on landings.com or even the FAA web site. Ten years ago, USAA was very helpful. As I recall, we sent our reunion letter to USAA along with a list of names. If the classmate was a customer, USAA mailed our class letter and their cover letter explaining the forwarded reunion information. Finally, many classmates have kept in touch with a few folks, so each person you find may have more information. Knowing state and approximate city location will help with internet searches. Email will be the easiest and cheapest way to connect, but expect to use your telephone and the U S Mail. We found all but one classmate and that guy washed back to our class late in our year. We lost a few in Viet Nam and now the “deceased list” is growing.
Not everyone is interested in reunions and some folks have health or financial issues. We have had three reunions and only about half ever show up. In the final analysis, those who want to and can will come; those who don’t want to or can’t won’t come.
"I was stationed at Webb 68-72 as an instructor flying T-38's. Living on Albrook at Webb. Webb was like being on a remote island with the many social activities and sporting events to keeping up your morale!. I was later transferred to the Training Sq and then Chief of Academics. Friday night s were exciting at the o'club and then on to the Mexican restaurant-Carlos's? I was very involved with the local community being president of the Big Spring Jaycees and still have many local friends. I have many food memories and one of my best assignments. My claim to "fame" at Webb was I ran the fastest 1.5 mile in ATC for under 35, thanks to Cal Lowery who cheered me on! I left there in'72 and went to Laos as an Ass't Air Attache and then on to the Pentagon.
"I was a T-37 student pilot from Central America and graduated with Class 75-07, 11April,75 when Robert A. Owens, Colonel, USAF was Commander of the base. After returning to my country I flew various models of aircraft thereafter. Now I leave in CA."
"Came to Webb in '58 from overseas was part of the Air Police Sqdn spent May June July and Aug of that year as a Lifeguard at the officers club pool. Best AF assignment in 4 yrs. I enjoyed Webb and even saw a snowstorm in '58. I remember a crash of a C-47 nearby We provided security for thr site "
"Well it looks like the ,,",,is still showing up in that address so like I previously said don't copy it,,,I finally found out the hangar I worked out of was T-1. The friend who contacted me thru this site also told me that the original T-1 was torn down and rebuilt after I left,,and another interesting fact is a movie entitled,",Hangar 18",,,was partially filmed at T-1. I looked that title up and it says part of the movie was filmed in Big Spring Tx,,anyone else know about that."
"I'd like to thank the admins for allowing the site I listed to remain in my post. If you've served with anyone from Webb (or any other base or unit) and would like to look him up he will be on that site as long as he has joined it. BTW please don't include the ,, " ,, thats at the very end of the address as it won't work,,again do not copy or type in the,,,",,,thanks again."
"Thru this web site I've been contacted by a friend that I served with at Webb,,and haven't heard from in 40 years. Brings back alot of memories of when I was a whole lot younger. He snt me a link to an Air Force site called "Together We Served". Thru it you can find a wealth of information about any unit or base you were assigned to and it lists those members who have joined the site. I hope the administrators of this site allow this link to remain and perhaps even list it on their links page. You have to register and its free. Here's the link unless the admins delete it,,thanks.
"This Museum has a heart only surpassed in size by it's historical signifiance to the lives it has touched. The men and women who served at BSBS and Webb AFB, as well as those currently on the preservation team ( Board / Staff / Volunteers) continue to showcase their honor for our Great Nation in the efforts put forth to preserve this little bit of History. Memories create the ripple effect. God Bless you all."
"I graduated with Class 69-01, 3Aug68. IPs were 1lt Gene Hall, (T-37) and Capt Bob Sager, (T-38). Assigned to F-100D's at Luke and Tuy Hoa. 173 missions in SEA. Flew various models of the F-4 thereafter. Retired Lt Col in 1993."
"Any jet engine mechanics (43250) out there from the 3560th FMS that served at Webb during the period of Sept 66 to Feb 1970,,,I worked at the hangar where we removed,, fixed,, or replaced the engines in the T-38's and T-37's,,(can't recall the hangars #) Only name I can remember is MSgt Richardson who was my boss,, he was from Phila like myself."
"I was stationed at Webb AFB, 1968-1972, coming from Randolph AFB with T-38s . Our squadron was 3560th PTW and I was Flight Chief, Golf Flight, just south of Hangar 25. Some of my crew members were Mills, Peterson, Vanderwarn, Van Ryzin, Verheeck, Howard, Overton, Porter, Moon, Talarico and Redden. Some of our very good friends were Dick Dykes and Wilbur Hudson, Joe Fenton and Leeland Gayheart. I enjoyed my tour there very much and same for my wife and two daughters. Retired in 1975 to California. God bless America!"