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"I was a member of Class 58 Mike. Assigned there between Nov 1957 and May 1958. Received my wings on May 7, 1958. After completing F-86 gunnery school, my whole class was drafted into B-47s. Assigned to the 509th BW in July 1959. Had a crew before leaving for AFIT in April 1965. After getting my Master's, went back to McConnell for F-105 transition and on to Takhli RTAFB, Thailand in March 1968. Flew 161 combat missions with 72 "counters" with the 333 TFS (355th FW). Returned to the ZI (MArch 1969) and AF Engineering for the next ten years. After AF retirement, served 19 years as the City Engineer in Marshall. "
From: Donald Dudley Swofford  (d2m2smartx@charter.net)City: Marshall, TX   Country: USA
 Date Posted:10/19/2006
 


"I was assigned to Webb,right after basic training. I arrived in April of 1970. I was in the motorpool and our chief NCO was Senior MasterSargeant Leroy Rorick. His sidekick was Sergeant Benetz.We leared how to drive anything from pickup trucks,[which we used for taxis}, to 44 foot tractor trailers. I worked the swing shift. Sergeant Cox was the night boss. My roommate was Ralph Cirillo. I vividly remember the gentlemen who worked at the base for civil service. Jimmy Montgomery, Dan Flores, Thurman Hall,Mr. Steen , Jackie Owens, to name a few. They were all great guys to work with.I left Webb the following year and was assigned to RAF Upper Heyford inEngland. Believe itor not, when I left England, I was sent back to Webb . I stayed at Webb for a year and a half until my discharge in Sept !975.Leroy Rorick was still there , but retired. All of the civil service guys were still there.Anew nco in charge- a little short Tech Sergeant by the name of Huey Lee.Our dispatcher was Tech Sergeant Frank Warren . I roomed with him for a time at his home off base. At that time I was married, but my wife was at home in Cincinnati getting ready to have our 1st child.I thoroughly enjoyed my tour{s} at Webb. The work in the motor pool was really great. Driving trucks, forklifts, and driving the flightline picking up pilots. And driving the bus to the local airport, Howard County , to drop off and pick up pilots. Driving to Midland/Odessa to pick up dignitaries. I picked up Spiro Agnew one time at the Howard County regional airport.I could go on and on, but I'll leave the space for someone else. Thanks for putting this Webb site together.I have some pictures, but I have to dig them out and send another time."
From: jim telscher  (setac55@fuse.net)City: cincinnati,ohio   Country: USA
 Date Posted:10/19/2006
 


"MY former husband was stationed at Webb from 1966 to 1970, and those were the best years of our marriage. Not only was the base important to us, but the city of Big Springs became our home. Our first child was born at the base. I often reflect on those days and remember sitting at my kitchen table watching the T-38's come in for landings and being able to see the pilots white helmets. You might say we lived close to the base. Finding this web site was pure joy today. thanks!"
From: Lois Lee  (qualityturf@bellsouth.net)City: Flowery Branch   Country: United States
 Date Posted:10/13/2006
 


"I was stationed at Webb from May 1972 until October 1973 when I was reassigned to Korea. Didn't care too much for Korea, but enjoyed Big Spring and Webb. I was in ground radio repair with 2050th Com Sq. I was at Webb when we switched from the old "tube" ground to air radios to the "ribet switch" transitor radios. The new radios were pretty, worked good, but weren't as much fun to work on as the old the ones they replaced."
From: Jim Weed  (jim@tantruminc.com)City: Del Rio, Texas   Country: USA
Homepage: http://www.tantruminc.comDate Posted:10/2/2006
 


"Served as a tail gunner on B24s in the 780th Sqd. 465th BG 15th AAF. Gunnery training at Larado Tx."
From: Clifford Taylor  (cwt.tailgunner@verizon.net)City: Erie,Pa.   Country: USA
 Date Posted:10/1/2006
 


"I was stationed at Webb from 1973 to 1976. NCOIC of Learning Center and Audio Visual Library. Assigned to 78th STURON. Had a great time there. Good Friends."
From: Paul Pfingston  (tpfing@yahoo.com)City: Sturgis   Country: USA
 Date Posted:9/20/2006
 


"Nice Website-Good Remembrance of WEBB AFB-I was stationed at WEBB AFB-1964-1965 IN 331ST FIS Remember Deployment To Dominican Republic by 331ST FIS in 1965."
From: ROSCOE KENNEDY  (ROSCOEWKENNEDY@COMCAST.NET)City: GRASS VALLEY CA.   Country: USA
 Date Posted:9/14/2006
 


"I was born at Webb Air Force Base in 1969, my dad was there from 1967 to 1969"
From: Shella Baker  (Rorysmomma@yahoo.com)City: Hot Springs   Country: U.S.
 Date Posted:9/9/2006
 


"Came back from Southeast Asia and served my last 10 months at Webb from Sept 74 to July 75...T-38 Phase Docks...Great site...Thanks! Rodney Bell Sgt. USAF 1971-77"
From: Rodney Bell  (f-4chief@cox.net)City: Baton Rouge, LA   Country: USA
Homepage: http://udornvet.comDate Posted:9/9/2006
 


"NICE LOOKING SITE ONYEZE"
From: onyeze  nwaguy  (maga@aol.com)City: lome togo   Country: togo
 Date Posted:8/31/2006
 


"I was stationed @ Webb from November 1962 until November 1965 when I left for Biggs AFB. I was assigned to the 331st Fighter Interceptor Squadron. I can't believe there Is only one other person In the guest book from the 331st. I checked all the pictures of the aircraft at Hangar 25 and didn't see one F-102 or F-104. What's Up With That? I had good times at Webb and In Big Spring. My best friend at the time, Jerry Mitchell, and I had a lot of fun together In town, chasing the grils and going from drive-In to drive-In. I ended up marrying a girl from Big Spring but when I got out of the Air Force we came to California (where I'm from) and I guess the culture shock got her and she went back home, she didn't like Ca. Other than that, just good memories. "
From: Roy Hamand  (roy187lbpd@aol.com)City: Menifee, CA   Country: USA
 Date Posted:8/30/2006
 


"I was in Class 52G in the summer of '52. My instructor was R L Flynn. I have nothing but fond memories of Webb AFB. It some of the formative years of my life. On to Korea after Webb where I was with 49th FB WG. Then to Gt Falls, Montana.WebbAFB was very instrumental in my life. I have not been back since then, but plan to soon."
From: Roy L Henry  (RLHTX@webtv.net)City: College Station, TX   Country: USA
 Date Posted:8/30/2006
 


"Was a civil service employee at Webb during the '60s and 70's. Worked in 2050th Comm Sq and Transportation Division. I still remember just the greatest group of people in the world to work with. Names that come to mind in communications sq. were Sgts Moede; Workman; Davis, Cloud, Plummer. Maj Devlin; Capt Holder. And the FAA Air Traffic Rep, Richard Bortner. And across the hall from my desk in Flight Facilities was Colonel Vaugh Martin, Flying Safety Officer. Folks in Transportation - Capt Boyanton, Sgt Sweigart. I was still there when Webb closed, working in Data Automation (Capt Damron). My memories of Webb have continued to be some of the happiest that I have. Big Spring has not been quite the same since Webb's closure. If anyone out there knows the whereabouts of any of these folks, I would sure like to hear. "
From: Carol Ogburn Crowder  (carol2344@netscape.com)City: Big Spring   Country: USA
 Date Posted:8/26/2006
 


"Hi; I have been reading your guestbook. I was stationed at Webb from 19 November 1952----7 December 1955. I was assigned to Post Dock most of that time. I would be interested in locating 2 of the men I worked with. They are A1/c Donald Schutt and S/sgt John Bender. Don was from Missouri and John was from Louisiana. We are looking forward to attending the 2008 REUNION!!!!!! Edward A (Ted) (JONESY) Jones"
From: Edward A Jones  (treeshaker@juno.com)City: Salt Lake City   Country: USA
 Date Posted:8/25/2006
 


"Very interesting as I went through Bomardier school in Big Springs and graduated as a 2nd. Lt. Jan. 1944. We were shot down on a mission to bomb a ball bearing facility in Budapest. I was a POW for 9 months. My wife stayed with a Mr and Mrs Stiff. As I remember Mr. Stiff was connected with the power co, their son was connected with the radio station. Very fond memories of Big Springs. "
From: Elmer Brockmeier  (old bloo2@AOL.com)City: Kansas City, Mo   Country: USA
 Date Posted:8/25/2006
 


"I was in class 74-04. It was quite an experience for a young man from the New York metropolitan area. Went on the fly C-130's at Clark. I hope to visit the museum one of these days. Great memories and challenging experiences."
From: Roy Nicolosi  (Rnicolosi@iso.com)City: Park Ridge, New Jersey 07656   Country: USA
 Date Posted:8/21/2006
 


"I was stationed at Webb from Jan. 62 to Dec. 63 as a cook in the officers dining hall. I have a ton of wonderful memories of Big Spring and Webb. I kept up with my good friend from Webb, Wayne (Mac) McGahee for many years until he passed away I believe it was in 2001. The one person I often wonder what happened to is Lt. Tom Bridges I believe he graduated in a 1963 class."
From: Jerry Eteo  (jeteo@carolina.rr.com)City: Rockingham   Country: USA
 Date Posted:8/9/2006
 


"I just by chance stumbled over this page. I am a graduate of class 64-D back in 1963. Its great to have such a place for remembering the "Good old Times" may be I can get in contact with one or the other classmate of UPT. "
From: Dirk Ortmann  (DirkOrtmann@t-online.de)City: 53844 Troisdorf   Country: Germany
 Date Posted:7/11/2006
 


"My father, Larry Gaskin, went through UPT around 70-71. Class 72-02B. I was only 5 while there, but I remember quite a bit. It was there that I fell in love with the smell of JP-4! I remember watching sunset takeoffs, and remember blue afterburners on the T-38s. "
From: Robert Gaskin  (Gascan39@msn.com)City: Smiths   Country: USA
Homepage: http://livejournal.com/users/baghdadbobby/Date Posted:7/9/2006
 


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