"Came to Big Spring in 1963 after Airborn Radar School in Denver. Assigned to 331 FIS worked on F-102 and then F-104. Whent to Puerto Rico during/after Cuban Crisis. Spent lots of time in the local establisments, Drive In's, Bars, Hoyle Nix and riding/racing Motorcycles. Opened A-1 Motorcycle Shop on old 20 at the entrance to the base. Sold cars at Hopper Auto Sales and later worked for the city as a City Electrician. Lots of good memories of Big Spring. Have been back several times to visit friends."
"HI, My name is Olin "OAKIE" Bankhead III and my dad, OAKIE Jr. graduated from flight training class 68A in 66 or 67? I Myself was born there on Webb AFB.
I have some of my dads patches and his flight training year book from there during those times.My father did two tours in vietnam after he graduated flight
school and after that Our family moved all over the place,Japan,Hawaii, etc... He died on Feb 3rd,1993 in the HTTB L-100 Lockheed C-130.
He retired from the air force a Major,then went to work for Lockheed in Marietta,Ga. Where He was a senior test pilot. "
"I am searching for a photo of the Big Spring TX Bombardier graduating class of 43-15. I talked with a WWII Veteran, a graduate of that class, who used to have the photo and lost it. The photo is unique in that there was a soldier with a dog at the end of the row, who when the camera slowly panned the group, hurried to the other end of the row, and was photographed again. The soldier with the dog is at both ends of the row. The class graduated on Oct. 30, 1943. As a thank-you for that Veteran's service to his country, I would like to find and return that photo to him. I want to pay for any copying and postage required to acquire the photo. I'm told Hangar 25 does not have it. Nor does the Howard County TX Library. I'm still searching and hope somebody can help me locate a copy of this photo, please. Barb O'Brien; 1851 Dina Ave; Arnold, MO 63010 Home: 636-287-3813. Cell: 314-591-1982"
"I was stationed at Webb from 73-75 I was a Flight chief on one of the Security Police flights. I also mairred a local lady from there and we had a son. I got out of the Air Force A webb and worked at a couple of places therewe then got a devorice. and I moved back to IL. I did rejoin the Air Force and retired in 1994. I did enjoy my time At Werbb."
"A wonderful site that keeps the memories alive for those that were based at Big Spring. My dad and uncle were both at Webb AFB -- my dad in Class 53-C and my uncle in Class 52-F. According to both, the flying at Big Spring was the best, and so were the people. My uncle went on to fly the F-86 Sabre in Korea. Unfortunately, he never made it home."
"********Attention:********My name is Aaron Fountain and I live in Fate, Texas near Rockwall, Texas. My biological father is Lt. Mehrzad Mostashari who trained & flew aircraft out of Webb Airforce Base in the late 60's (the 1967C picture annual @ Webb Airforce Base shows my fathers picture and lists "Police Officers College- Tehran" under my fathers name). My mother, Nelda Greenhill, met my dad @ Webb Airforce Base back in the late 60's. They became an item and later became pregnant with me. I never knew my dad because he supposedly returned to Tehran, Iran in January 1970. I was born in June of 1970. I visited the Hangar 25 Museum two years ago and I made a copy of my father's picture from the 1967C picture flight annual located in the wonderful collection they have on display at the Museum. I have several pictures of my dad and my mom together at the airforce base(one next to his Volkswagon- bug car) but I am still so curious about my father because I never got a chance to actually see him in person and I know so little about him. I was wondering if anyone might remember my dad or if anyone might know how I can get more information regarding my father? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email my wife at email@example.com. I also have a cell phone number 972-369-2294. Any information regarding my father would be very appreciated. Thanks a million!!!! "
"Spent the year of 1968 at Webb, graduating in the flight class of 69-04. Nicest people in the world live in west Texas. After a Vietnam tour in fixed wing gunships, came back to our ranch here in Montana. What a great year we had with great friends and class mates."
"I was stationed at Webb AFB from 1969 - 1971, was assigned to the T-41 Section at Howard County Airport.
I worked with some fine Officers, Major Benson, Capt Perry and alot of fine civilian flight instructors. I retired from the Air Force and I am now a police officer with the school district in Midland Tx. Can't wait to go tour the hangar. Good Job"
"Reading this web site brings back a flood of memories. I graduated from Webb Class 66-E in February 1966 and spent a 27 1/2 year career in the Air Force flying the F-4, A-10 and F-16. My career choice( fighters) may have been influenced by the 331st TFS F-104 jocks in their orange flight suits and F-104 spurs. I have very fond memories of the very friendly people of Big Spring. It was the friendliest military town I experienced during my career with Valdosta, GA coming a close second. I still have the newspaper with a two page welcoming spread for our class with each class member's name and picture accompanied by a sponsor business in Big Spring. My sponsor was a men's store which gave me a very nice gift on my first visit and on subsequent visits, when I found something I liked, they said "just take it on home Lieutenant and come back and pay us later". I also remember our fabulous PT instructor Cal Lowery and the biggest seller of used Corvettes in Texas, Jackie Hopper. I remember the town slogan of the time, "One of the many good things about Big Spring." They had many including great steaks and my very first Mexican food at Carlos' Restaurant. I learned that beer and jalopeno laden nachos were consumed together for a very good reason. I remember lots of good times at the O Club and an occasional foray to Midland in a formation of cars on the interstate, practicing our formation skills, of course. A favorite memory is of circling the Wagon Wheel Drive-In looking for girls and pulling in for a great burger accompanied on the jukebox by The Greenwood Brothers' "The Bridge Washed Out, I Can't Swim and My Baby's on the Other Side."
I have yearned to return to Big Spring and plan to do so soon.
Steve Steele, Col USAF (Ret)
Class of 66E"
"I submitted a comment a couple of years ago. I was stationed at Webb from November 52
untill discharged December 55. I worked in Post Dock Inspection section with John Bender
and Don Schutt. I hope to attend the reunion next year with my friend John Lawrence who was
there when the base re-opened in 1952. I hope to see others that were there. I submitted this
because of the E-mail address change.
"The website is looking wonderful, and as always is professional quality."
From: H Wallace
City: Big Spring Country: USA
"I was stationed at Webb AFB as a personnel specialist from June,1969 to January 1973. I worked in the airman-assignments section of the CBPO, with primary duties of processing all enlisted PCS relocations. The majority of assignments we processed were to Southeast Asia. I worked with sergeants Hughes, Marks, Goetz, Liethel, Pantellemon, and "Tank" Willard Newman . Captin Mccleod was our chief - I remember his being from High Point, NC, my home state. The officers-assignment section was located adjacent to our area and I remember a steady procession of graduates from flight training. I have many fond memories of Webb AFB and look forward to returning for the reunion. "