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" Spent six weeks at Webb in the summer of 1958 at ROTC summer camp. I remember marching in the hot sun with our "pith" helmets. Salt pill dispenser next to each water fountain. Orientation flight in a T-33. A very lovely evening near graduation at the country club with some of the Big Springs young girls in attendance. Attended a nice little Lutheran church in town. Some Air Force Academy cadets came one week and inspected our barracks, checking that they could bounce a quarter off our tightly made beds. Quite an experience and I fondly remember Big Springs. Retired from the Air Force in 1981. Would like to visit Hanger 25 some day."
From: Richard Johnsten  (rmjohnsten@msn.com)City: Great Falls. Montana   Country: USA
 Date Posted:1/30/2007

"i was stationed at webb in 71-72,, i worked in base operations, my ncoic was m/sgt mott, t/sgt bosarge some of my fellow airmen were ssgt jolly a1c dave durham,sgt landsdale. i brought my 1st wife with me at first she had really wondered what i had done to her.sand storms, rattlesnakes ,and other crawly things. she got a job at gibson's. i remember base weather coming over to our counter telling us sand storm coming. i also remember colorado city aux. landing field were my buddy the fireman a1c mike welcher worked. this truly a great place and great times."
From: tony  shaw  (the.shaw@yahoo.com)City: ft.smith,arkansas   Country: usa
 Date Posted:1/22/2007

"I was in UPT Class 62G but was medically disqualified for low positive G tolerance. I served 23 years in the logistics field and retired in 1984 as a colonel. I ride motorcycles and have written 13 books on the subject."
From: Jerry Hatfield  (beemer73@sbcglobal.net)City: Arlington, TX   Country: USA
 Date Posted:1/9/2007

"Enjoyed reading some of the comments. I arrived at Webb June 1952 and stayed till1956 went to Chitose Japan. I was in fld. maint. electric shop and shop chief was Mr. Martin Scaggs. My son was born at the base hospital. Someone asked about Browns cleaners. I sure do it was on the on the road going from town to the base. How about the motorcycle shop the drive in diner Jett I think and Look out mountain. What good memories"
From: Ronald Geary  (rkgeary@windstream.net)City: Perry/Warner Robins   Country: USA
 Date Posted:12/30/2006

"Good site, just found it . Webb AFB was my first base out of Tech school. June of 76 to 77. Many fond memories. I worked up on the control Tower where the real controller were. Just joking rapcon. Worked with steve rowe. Msgt Bil Root. Chief Workmanm James Gill Major Richard T. Missman Commander. Chaplain Chumley. Any way some off base memories too. Be Cool."
From: Earl Harding  (stormchaser_6@hotmail.com)City: Kotzebue   Country: USA
Homepage: http://weathercatcher.comDate Posted:12/24/2006

" i was stationed at Webb from May 68 thru July 69 ...2050th Comm squadron......air traffic controller..... ahhhh i remember so well approaching Big Spring from the east on I20...late at night...from a distance i see all theses lights kind of towering into the sky.........I thought...gee....this is really a BIG city...tall buildings and all........ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh only to come upon the OIL REFINERY on the ouskirts of town........next stop...the Wagon Wheel......"
From: Danny Shultz  City: Grayson   Country: USA
 Date Posted:12/23/2006

"I was stationed at Webb AFB, during the years of 54,55 & 56..."
From: Kenneth Cooney  (kcbc3334@windstream.net)City: Lexington, Ky   Country: United States
 Date Posted:12/21/2006

"Iwas stationed at Webb AFB from Feb 1955 to May 1956 I was assigned to the J-33A Engine Shop as Engine Mechanic. I was Assigned to Misawa AB Japan. My Daughter was Born at Webb AFB Hospital."
From: leonard campbell  (lpcmnc@bellsouth.net)City: Warner Robins Georgia   Country: USA
 Date Posted:12/18/2006

"This is a really great place!"
From: Richard Nacamuli  (richard.nacamuli@yahoo.com)City: Califon   Country: USA
 Date Posted:12/13/2006

"Spent over 3 years at Webb AFB, worked in the 78th CE Orderly room. I will never forget that place met a lot of good people, as it was my first Base after tech school. The people in Big Spring were always very freindly. Had a lot of friends in the Fire Dept also."
From: James (Jim) Lambert  (jlambert6@cfl.rr.com)City: Melbourne   Country: USA
 Date Posted:11/21/2006

"I was never stationed at Webb, infact I entered active duty Aug 1983, so I never heard of Webb until today. But reading the entries here makes me think of all the bases I've been to in the last 23 years. The Air Force has been my extended family as it seems it was to most of you. This is an excellent site and an inspiration for doing the same for other bases or organizations. Thanks for sharing."
From: Brian Jazek  City: San Angelo   Country: USA
 Date Posted:11/5/2006

"Nice site keep it up"
From: Owerri  Imo  (owerri_imo@yahoo.com)City: Lome   Country: Togo
 Date Posted:10/30/2006

"I came to Webb From Korea in Aug. 54 until I got Discharged in Jul. 56. I was with the 3560th MVS. T/Sgt. Clarence Joseph was my NCOIC. I drove a yellow pickup delivering air craft parts for warehouse 27 all up and down the flight line, different hangars and shops. My last assignment was driving the flight line taxi up and down the flightline. From Arow to Z. cannot wait until the reunion gets here 2008. Maybe i will get to see a lot of old friends. I still remember a lot about the base. Those very bad dust storms and Big Spring. Does anyone remember Mrs. Browns Cleaners. That all the Airmen used ? Hope to here from someone who remembers me. God Bless Richie Austin richya52@verizon.net"
From: Richard G. Austin  (richya52@verizon.com)City: Jamaica   Country: USA
 Date Posted:10/23/2006

"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

"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

"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

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