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"I was an aircraft mechanic from 1966 - 1967 at the 331st Fighter Interceptor Squadron. I worked the flightline for a couple of months on the F104-A's, then got sent to the Alert Barn of which I stayed until I got orders for Viet Nam. I remember SGT. Hissam, Sgt. Peters, and Major Younf of which I got to ride in the bac seat of the T-33 Trainer we used for target aircraft. My best memories are from Webb. I always felt important because we were an ADC Squadron on an ATC base. I remember when we ate chow everyone used to look at our 1o4 patches. I believe our commander was colonel Schereck. I got orders for Viet Nam, and Butch Bailey got orders for Jordan. Anyone with more memories and want to talk e-mail me. I was the one with the 1964 Ford Fairlane with the performance engine that everyone wanted to race."
"Stopped by to visit the guest book again, such a great thing keeping the memories alive!! I was staioned here
between May 1975 and September of 1977, in the CE Squadron (orderly room), I knew a lot of the tradesmen in the Squadron, also a bunch of the Firemen, such a great thing to go back and see everyone sharing their memories, I hope to be able to send in some pics the next time. Thanks again for keeping this Web Site up
on Webb AFB !!"
"I recently completed my first USAF assignment as a T-1 Jayhawk IP (used to be called 'plowed back,' now known as a FAIP) at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio TX. Many times I flew right over the field whilst my students attempted to sniff out the entry point into a low level route northwest of town. As is their custom in such an endeavor, my charges often took their time in locating the entry point, which gave me a chance to check out the field and wonder if life at Webb was any different from the Del Rio experience. Thanks for the insight of your museum- I always did wonder what was down there... keep up the good work!"
"I was a maintenance officer at Webb AFB from July 1975 -July 1977. Webb AFB was my first assignment as a 2LT. and I was the OIC of the T-37 branch with my office located in what is now the gift shop area of Hanger 25. Col. Harry Spanus was the Deputy Commander for Maintenance at that time. I later moved down the ramp and took over the T-38 section, with my office in "Hanger 18". I left Webb AFB in Jul 1977 when i was transferred to Incirlik CDI, Turkey. Others i remember include CMS Sam Earl, and CMS John Ramey (listed as CM 5 on the plaques in the hanger). What a great job of restoring the hanger. It looks nicer than it did back in the '70's."
"First of all I would like to say what a great web site this is and wish I would have came upon it a lot sooner. Nice!! I joined the USAF in July of 61 with intentions of seeing some of the world, but the world I seen was basic at Lackland and then onto Webb AFB as a member of the 331st FIS until my tour of duty ended in July of 1965. Was I disappointed with my tour of duty? NO! I worked in the Orderly Room which made it possible for me to be in contact with everybody in the unit at one time or another and my love for aviation had placed me in the best enviornment possible. Being in a Fighter Squadron attached to an Air Training Command Base plus having the town of Big Spring near by has left me with many cherished memories, and I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of all of it for such a short time. I am looking forward to the reunion in 2008 with hopes of meeting up with some of the old friends I left behind. See Yah there! Ken"
"I was stationed out of tech school at Webb from July 1969 thru Dec 1972. I was in the AGE (ground power) shop. Had great memories there with some great people. My son was born in the old hospital right before it closed. I think our shop was in the hangar you now call 25. Many thanks for your efforts in keeping the history
"Hi: I was a foreing student of class 7607. Chilean second Lt sent to USAF for undergraduated pilot training (T37) at Webb AFB During 1976
I became a commercial pilot for LanChile airlines. Now I am working as Telescope and Instruments operator for the European Southern Observatory.
I am married and I have two childrens and I am 51 years old now.
"I JOINED THE AIR FORCE TO SEE THE WORLD-------SAW 4 YEARS OF IT AT WEBB AFB FROM 1965 TO 1969. I WORKED IN THE J-85 SHOP, THE J-79 SHOP, AND LATER IN THE ENGINE CHANGE HANGAR ON THE NIGHT SHIFT. THE WEBB SITE AS BROUGHT BACK ALOT OF CHERISHED MEMORIES. GREAT JOB."
"My father Rufus E. Fowler Jr. went to work at WAFB in the early 1950's as a mechanic. He was civil service having served in the Navy during WW II and the Korean War. He remained with Webb till they locked the last door and shut the last gate, transfering to Holliman in New Mexico to finish out his time. A lot of tales were told and fun time spent during his reign at the base. Being born and raised in the Big Spring area it has a large place in my heart. I only wish Dad could have lived long enough to see all the hard work and time that has gone into this project. Thanks to everyone that has made this possible. Sincerely"
"Webb Class 69-07.YGBSM. KC135, C7Caribou,T39. Civilian 737, 727, 707. Captain, Southwest Airlines. Retired USAF 1988, Retired Southwest Airlines 2004. The T38 was and still is the finest high performance aircraft to learn to fly jets. I swear I could get requalified with just a bit of training from an instructor I had at Webb. Anyone remember "The Reaper?" The Air Force's answer to R. Le Ermey. Every Midland run I would edge over a bit just to say those dual runways again. I remember the hangar as well. Great job on the restorations.
"Webb was my first and only assignment and I arrived in May of '73 and seperated in Feb. '77. I was assigned to the John H. Lee Recreation Center,Airmens Club, Mrs.Ellen Gladden was the club's civilian supervisor.
Tsgt Bill Warren was the NCOIC along with airmen Randy Wilcox, Nathan Johnson and Ron Delosh. I was fortunate to meet my future wife, Anita Moron, from Coahoma at the clubs functions and we were married at the base chapel in '75. My brother-in-law Dean Young was also assigned to Webb in the same time period and he also found his bride there. We have family in the Big Spring/Coahoma area and we hope to visit them when the next reunion occurrs. Their are many fond memories of Big Spring and the people who live there made them all possible. Thanks, Big Spring!!!"
"Graduated in class 73-05, as a Captain. Stayed at Webb as a T-38 instructor until it closed in 1977. Many great memories and still stay in touch with some local people. I retired in 1995 after 27 years. I am very proud of the Big Spring community for establishing this museum. Congratulations to all of you who made this possible."
"Great site and I'm looking forward to visiting Hangar 25. I received my wings in October 1968 as a member of Class 69-C or 69-03 as we were know as then. I plowed back as a T-38 instructor and remained at Webb until 1973 when I transitioned to the F-4. Both of my son's were born at Webb. My oldes in 1968 and my youngest in 1971.
I remember the many fun times we had in Big Spring, Texas. "
"Great site! I graduated in class 55C in 1954 and came back as an IP until 1956. My last class was 55U. I flew F-84F's, F-86L's, C-119's and C-121's in 9 years with the PA ANG at Pittsburgh. Many fond memories of Webb and of Big Spring. My daughter, who just visited the museum and made me aware of this web site, was born at Cowper Clinic in Big Spring in 1956. Wish you much success in your project."