"I was stationed at the 331st FIS straight from tech school. I was there from 1962 to 1966 and was a crew chief assigned to the T-Bird Flight. As the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, we were always going over to Midland to chase the girls. One of them caught me, a wounderful lady named Loretta, we were married in 1964. We both have wounderful memories of life at Webb AFB. I would not trade my time there for anything. "
"I was stationed at Webb afb from Jan65 to Jan66. I was in the aircraft maintance sq as a A/C sheetmetal person. I had a nick name of Rosie. The wife and i enjoyed ti at Big Springs city. The only thing we didn't like was the wind and the tornados that come around the part of Texas. Take care and enjoy all. Dale ( ROSIE)"
"I was a member of the Pilot Training Class 72-02 and would love to hear about any of my old classmates! I have very fond memories of Webb AFB - I arrived as a Bachelor and married mid way thru our class to my wife, Diana. I went on to fly KC-135's out of Loring AFB, Maine. After 6 years in Maine was assigned to Castle AFB in California.. Left the USAF in the summer of 1978 and flew for Delta Air Lines for 26 years and I am still in the Atlanta area - we raised two daughters - now married and have 3 grandsons! Would love to return to Big Spring for a re-union and see Hangar 25 Museum. Bob Kesler"
" " HI , CONGRATULATION REALLY EXCELLENT SITE JUST FOUND IT. MY NAME IS MOE PANAHI FOREIGN
STUDENT FROM IIAF ( IMPERIAL IRANIAN AIR FORCE ) IN CLASS 78-02 FROM 1976 UNTIL THE BASE WAS CLOSED IN 1977. I ENJOYED THE CITY OF BIG SPRING AND WEBB, ALSO HAD GREAT MEMORIES
THERE WITH SOME GREAT PEOPLE . I NEVER FORGET THE DAY IN JULY WHEN I WAS READY FOR TAKE
OFF WITH MY INSTRUCTOR ( 1st LT. JERRY CAROL ) WHEN I SAW A BIG SNAKE WAS CROSSING THE RUNWAY IN SUN HOT AT 2:25 PM. I EXTEND MY BEST REGARDS TO MY KIND AND RESPECTABLE INSTRUCTOR JERRY CAROL WHO ALSO WAS A GOOD SOCCER PLAYER IN THE BASE ALSO FLIGHT
COMMANDER CAPT. DAVID SCHIDLER , MAJOR BOX AND WING COMMANDER COL. . HARRY SPANNAUS .
THANKS FOR YOUR PERFECT SITE AND WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST. GOOD LUCK ."
"I graduated from Webb, class 76-05, the Freedom Flyers. We were some 33 students strong with 2 Kuwatie and 1 Iranian, and an all ROTC contingent from all over the country. Remember well the oven effect when leaving the air conditioned building at the end of a long day. We have had a couple of reunions, last one at Eglin AFB in 2006. I sure miss the wonderful disposition of the locals, they were kind and thoughtful. This was a great website to visit. Hope to make the return trip someday."
"I love your musuem (from what I can see!!!)- I hope to visit it in person one day. I am an Air Force brat, and hope to be in the Air Force one day (when I graduate), so this bit of history means a lot to me. Lots-o-Love!"
From: Jacy Teston
City: Richards, Texas Country: United States of America
"I went thru pilot training at WEBB as 64-D. Returned as an Instructor in the T-37 for another 4 years. Same little lady, Rose White, signed me onto active duty in Nov, 62 and signed me out in Dec, 67. Good memories of Big Spring. Owned my first house there on Carol St in Kentwood. "
"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."