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"Was a T-38 IP with the 3560th PTS from Oct 1965 thru Jul 1969. Transferred to 561st TFS at McConnell AFB, KS. May 1970 sent to 333rd TFS, 355th TFW, Takhli, Thailand. When I stepped off C-130 at Takhli was met by Doug Wingate a former Webb IP and "Wing Weenie." He stated I was "D" flight cmdr as of that instant. Flew the F-105 D, F & G. Forty eight combat missions and they shut down the strike missions and I led the last flight of 6 "Thuds" from Takhli to McConnell and turned them over to the national guard. Was assigned to the 56 SOW, Nakom Phanom to finish my tour. Col. Jim Rouch, also a former Webb alumni, was the vice cmdr. Went back to McConnell and flew KC-135A's until retirement in Jan. 1975. Privileged to fly F-89D, & H, T-33A, AT-33, C-47, TC-121C, RC-121D, T-38A, F-105 and KC-135A. Worked with an aerospace company for 23 years before retiring for good."
"I was in the last lettered class 70-C although they tried to change it to 70-03. I had Tom Tallon and Niel Emmons as instructors, and the tablemate that stayed with me all the way through C141 school was Jim Ford.
Did 141's in the 6th MAS at McGuire then the Reserves at Norton. Went to Western then Delta Airlines in the:
B737, B727, B757, B767, B767ER, MD11, and B777. Thanks to all the great people at Webb who got me started, and to the Museum a quote from Bob Hope: "Thanks for the Memories"."
"I was stationed at Webb from Jan. 1969 to Sept. 1970. Worked in CBPO Admin. , and Air Police. Many good memories including the hamburgers at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant and the dinner that the movie Midnight Cowboy was filmed."
"I was a Flight Instructor at Webb after I returned from Korea in late 1954, and taught there until I was assigned to another AFB January 1, 1957. I was a Fighter Pilot in Korea. I have many memories of my assignment at Webb. I recently toured the Hangar 25 Museum, and enjoyed my visit. Other assignments were in Malden Mo, Alaska, Randolph, and others. My hometowns were Itasca, and Grandview, TX. I also was a Captain for American Airlines until I retired in 1990."
"I serves at Webb AFB in 1971 and early 1972 as a 57110 (Aircraft Crash and Rescue Specialist). I remember the flight line full of T-37s and T-38s. We trained and remained ever vigilant for the eventuality of a emergency. We were their to save the lives of our pilots and crewmen in the event of a crash. Thank God we were only called on twice. Once when a Blew Angel pilot made a hard "carrier" landing and blue out his left wheel. The other time was when a Thunderbird, upon landing, cut a taxiway just a bit to short. It had just rained so the F-4 got stuck in the mud. After Webb I was transferred to Anderson AFB on Guam where the planes were just a bit larger (B-52s) but the mission renamed the same. "Protect Lives and Property"
"The day I arrived, I was listening to the car radio as they announced the official closure of Webb AFB. I was coming in to become the NCOIC of the Power Pro shop in Civil Engineering. The first year following was business as usual while the Impact Study was processing. My two years there were memorable because I met and married my wife and traveled to Medina Annex for the ATC NCO Academy. I also made a training trip to Eglin Field #9 for Prime Beef training. When the school squadrons moved out, I was asked to stay on as part of the base closure team. Spent almost another year moving out equipment to Reese AFB to which we became a detachment. During that year, we were all moved up to "Colonel's Row" in housing so we could watch out for each other's security. During that year, there were only the Base Commander, the Civil Engineering Commander, myself as the electrical lead and one other Tech Sergeant (TSgt Pankey) doing the mechanical transfers, a few Security guys and a medic. Sgt Pankey and his wife liked to golf so when he was done for the days activities, he would go out to the small golf course and mow and water the grass so it was playable. That's where I first learned a little bit about golf, borrowing their clubs and trying to keep up with them. When I received my PCS orders to Sheppard AFB, the month we moved in August 1978, I received notice of a line number for Master Sergeant. Lots of good memories from my tour at Webb AFB."
"Stationed at Webb 1972-75 ... Hanger T-1 T-38 heavy maintenance, Fox flight crew chief, first A1C to be run up and taxi qualified. Went Shaw AFB as mobility NCOIC separated in 1980 ...Joined Michigan ANG as TACP, got commissioned in 1988, separated from MiANG as an O-4 in 1997."
"I remember my time at Webb was very fun flying the T-38. All of the instructors very great.
One of them,in particular, was Capt Bill Northy. He was a cut above his peers and taught
me a lot about flying. My time in T-37's was not that pleasant. All of the instructors
had a chip on their shoulders. You didn't dare have a good time on their watch. Capt DW Smith
Capt Solak were especially miserable. They were very good at backstabbing though!
I went on to fly the C-141 at Norton AFB. Later I flew for Alaska Airlines (29years).
I'm now retired with lots of memories."
I was stationed at Webb AFB from July 1960 till sept1965 I was I the 3560th Squadron Training teaching instrument flying on the T 33 , T37 and T 38 flight trainers. My first class assignment was 61 A till I left I 1995. Our students were from Israel, Iran, Germany ,Pakistan and American. I got to know most of the class 62 F, There were many good memories, I was stationed there when the last cadet completed training. The local hang out was the Blue Note, where most of us G Is spent our time off, good music and good friends. I married a girl from Midland and I have 3 sons and the oldest was born ate the base hospital. I has been so long ago that most of my friends are around 80 years old. I spent 20 years Air Force in Simulators Retired in 1976 and pulled another 18 years as project officer at Altus AFB for the C5,C141, Kc135, C17 and the air refueling training. I retired in 1995. and have been rving for the past14 years. . "
"I was at Webb starting in 1969 as was Crew Chief on Alpha Flight until 72 and spent two years in Maintenance Control. Met a lot of great friendly people at this base as well as in town. Never thought I would miss it but I do now and especially the people and our joint mission.
Worked with Bob Hargrove, Jesus Reyes and George Latham on the line and Jesus Reyes and Sgt Randall in maintenance Control. Many names are hard to recall at this point.
"I was a T-37 IP from 1971 - 1975. Also involved with VNAF PIT & went to MX as a FCF pilot. Lived on Cindy Lane. I have fond memories of those who I served with, worked for & the students I instructed. Good Luck to all! "
"My father, BD, was stationed at Webb during the Cuban Missle Crisis, Oct. 1962. He was a CMSGT and we lived in base housing. He retired in 1967 and went to work for GE. I remember the sand storms in Big Spring vividly."
"My father was stationed at Webb from 66-70, with the OSI. I was a military brat and either attending Goliad or BSHS and remember a huge snowstorm on Halloween. Had to be either 68, 69 or 70. Anyone remember the exact year. Thanks! "
"I was stationed at Webb AFB from November 1966-December 1968. I worked in Base Operations. I processed a lot
of flight plans. I can remember some of the ones that were there at that time. Lt. Col Nieland, SGT. Sanker, Airman
Johnson, Green. Potts.Manier. The Chief Tower controller was Sgt. Riker those were some good days."