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"Class 52D had it's 50th Class Reunion in Big Spring in 2002. We have since had three more. We just finished our annual Reunion iin Dayton, Ohio, October 6 thru 9, 2005. We were most impressed by the Hanger 25 volunteers and we had our Banquet in the museum. You have made marvelous improvements since we were there as you only had the one T-33 then. Keep up the good work and we are planning to be back in Big Spring in 2008. At your Vetnam memorial in town, you have an F-4 with the name of Major Smitty Swords II. He was in my flight in Vietnam. Do you still have my flight suit and helmet?"
From: Jack  Drain  (jdrain4@comcast.net)City: Bedford   Country: USA
 Date Posted:10/11/2005

"Webb AFB was my first duty station after technical school. I was an Air Traffic Control Radar Repairman with the communications squadron and worked in the middle of the runways at the RAPCON, from summer 1970 until summer 1971, until I returned to Keesler AFB for instructor duty. My only memories of the hanger area was hanging out down there trying to get an aircraft familiarization flight with one of the IPs. A couple of us worked at "Ma Bell's" radio/tv repair store in downtown Big Spring to make extra money. I remember the desert being cold at night, sand storms that blew dust into all the equipment, and chasing jack rabbits across some dry lake bed in my Volkswagon! :-)"
From: Kerry Bookwalter  (kerrybk@comcast.net)City: Logansport   Country: USA
 Date Posted:10/10/2005

"57-0; was a too short member of this illustrious group. Wondering if any of you guys ever check in to HANGER 25. Like to hear from you. DICK PRATT"
From: RICHARD J. (DICK)  PRATT  (rpratt_32@msn.com)City: DETROIT LAKES, MN. 56501   Country: USA
 Date Posted:10/5/2005

"As a young Airman I drove into Big Spring back in March 1965 in the middle of a dust storm among the tumbleweeds. I Stopped at the Wagon Wheel resturant on Gregg street, turned on my headlights and waited for service. Out of the brown cloudy haze came a young lady to take my order. I wondered at the time if I had arrived at the outer edge of civilization? I soon discovered that the harshness of West Texas had a beauty of its own. I was in the Hospital squadron and worked in Aviation Physiology (Altitude Chamber) until I was transferred to Vance AFB in 1977. Have many fond memories of that time. I do remember a calf dressing episode at the rodeo with Gary Warlow and Danny Burden. What a laugh that was????? I still get back to Big Spring quite often. I would like to hear from old time friends. "
From: Frankie "Joe" Schalk  (Schalk@aero.und.edu)City: Grand Forks, North Dakota   Country: USA
 Date Posted:9/29/2005

"I was stationed at Webb from 1971 - 1974, and worked in the hospital emergency room. I enjoyed my time there and have good memories of co-workers and friends. It was good to see a response on this site from an old friend, Goose Tatum. Hope the reunions continue and hope to be able to attend in the future."
From: Danny Burden  (b21818@aol.com)City: Spring, Texas   Country: USA
 Date Posted:9/26/2005

"I was a "Tweet" instructor at Webb from '67 to '70. I also was an academic instructor. Taught all the T-37 courses until someone decided that was a dumb thing to do. Dick Rossmiller and I opened and closed the "Silent Woman" restaurant. Heven't been back to Big Spring since '70, but will try for a reunion sometime soon. - Bill Oberlin"
From: William Oberlin  (william.c.oberlin@boeing.com)City: Seoul   Country: Korea
 Date Posted:9/26/2005

"Class 56Q. Stationed at Webb in 1956. Set 2 records while there, both for low fuel landings in a T-28 and a T-33. From there, on to Williams for F-86F advanced fighter training. What great memories!!!"
From: George Weisbecker  (msleute@vtrocket.com)City: Decatur Il   Country: USA
 Date Posted:9/24/2005

"Am daughter of the general manager, Martin Gracey, of Graham AFB training school in Marianna, FL '53-'61 and of Greenville AFB in MS from '50-'53."
From: Ann Garbarino  (garbarino8@comcast.net)City: Plano, TX   Country: USA
 Date Posted:9/23/2005

"Webb A.F.B. was my first and only assignemt while in the AIr Force, but, later joined the Texas Air National Guard. At Webb, I was assigned to the periodic maintenance section for the T-38A aircraft. I think it was hanger T-75. Spent my whole tour their. Great little airplane. I met my wife (Donna) their and married her on base, and had some great time and friends while in Big Spring. We still live in Texas, been with the U. S. Government now for thirty-one years. We have two wonderful children and seven grand children. Some memories of BIg Spring would have to include the Wagon Wheel, driving up and down Gregg street, Gibson, and of course the Jet drive-in. We have not been to Big Spring in years, this my be an opptunitiy to go back. "
From: Ronald Zuar  (ron.zuar@sbcglobal.net)City: Fort Worth, Tx.   Country: USA
 Date Posted:9/17/2005

"stationed at Webb Nov/62-Nov/66 Many fond memories of the Place. Made a lot of freinds with the civies and when I left a big peice of my heart was left there. Worked "INDIA" Flight. Had a ball."
From: LARRY O'HARA  (ldo9929@yahoo.com)City: newark/heath   Country: AMERICA
 Date Posted:9/16/2005

"I was stationed at Webb from Oct 60 until June 63. I worked in Personel Services,ie: Service club,ceramics hobby shop,youth center etc. I married Mary Louise Burns in July 61,had a daughter in July62. Lost my wife in Nov.03, and am now retired. I have a lot of good memories from the Service club,circa 1961 and after."
From: charles harris  (msgt81@zipnet.us)City: carlsbad   Country: usa
 Date Posted:9/16/2005

"I was in Class 52G, summer of '52. I remember:Hot, dusty,good flying,nothing to do except fly. Excellent place to train guys to fly. "
From: Roy L Henry  (RLHTX@webtv.net)City: College Station TX   Country: Brazos
 Date Posted:9/10/2005

" I was stationed at Webb from 75 to 77. I was with the 78th CES, Carpentry Shop. Mr. Joe Knight was the shop supervisor. During the time that I was there we would have work to do from time to time at the hanger, such as replacing windows or hanging doors. We were among the last to leave upon the base closing. My last assignment was to assist in securing base housing. We affixed 1"by 4" boards across all of the doors with "DO NOT ENTER" stenciled on them. Not exactly high tech security. My wife and I have great memories of the people of Big Spring and of the base. We lived on West Highway 80 at the Chief's apartments Our oldest daughter was born at the Malone - Hogan hospital just five months before we had to leave. This is a great site. I'm glad that you are keeping the history of the base alive. "
From: Mark  Saia  (mss46@hotmail.com)City: Tewksbury, Mass.   Country: U.S.A.
 Date Posted:9/7/2005

" I was stationed at Webb AFB and assigned to the 3560th. PTW. OMS Sq. Hanger 25 from Sept.1968 -Oct 1970. I worked on T-38`s at the PE docks ( Hanger 25) "
From: Kenneth Cassola  (alossac4@aol.com)City: West Peabody, Mass   Country: USA
 Date Posted:9/4/2005

"Graduated from Webb with Class 57-C. Wonderful experience there, great memories flying the T-33. Went from Webb to Perin AFB, Sherman Texas, to advanced training in the F-86-D. Assigned to the 41st FIS, stationed in Guam. Thanks for a wonderful web-site, and for preserving some of our AF history. Would love to come to the reunion at the end of September, but I don't have it all worked out, as yet."
From: Ronald DeWitt  (ron.dewitt@juno.com)City: Loveland, Ohio   Country: USA
 Date Posted:8/27/2005

"I was station at Webb from Dec 1973 to Feb 1975. I can't forget the place. Hello to all you that I served with. I sure I've check the building during my rounds. Bob Hillis"
From: Robert  Hillis  (rdhillis55@earthlink.net)City: Tilton   Country: USA
 Date Posted:8/25/2005

"I was stationed at Webb AFB Security Police Squadron and was one of the last AF personnel to leave before transfering to Whitman AFB. I loved Big Spring, the people were extremely friendly. I look forward to coming back."
From: Ronn  Smith  (lawman6c13@flash.net)City: Alvin, Texas   Country: US
 Date Posted:8/24/2005

"Thanks for keeping the memories of Webb AFB alive. I was an airman from 1959-1964 in the Personal Equipment Building. Also worked at night at the Saraha Drive In and Ritz during the winter. Have three children born in Texas. Went on to be a pilot for Piedmont Airlines from 1966-1989, retiring as a Capt. on the B-737. My fondness memories are of my time in Big Spring. Thanks again."
From: Ernie Marks  (ELLLMARKS@aol.com)City: Roanoke, VA   Country: US
 Date Posted:8/20/2005

"Hello, I grew up, as a 11-13 yr. old, running around Webb AFB from early 57' to late 59'. My father, Maj.Homer R. Baskin , ran the motor pool at Webb. It seems to me that at one time the hanger housed a boxing ring. I am so glad to hear of a reunion even though I won't be visiting until Oct. 5-6, 2005. Have a great time! I'm just sorry they filled in the Officers Club swimming pool! Don Baskin"
 Date Posted:8/17/2005

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