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"Great Website. My Dad Elliot "Boomer" Bloomberg was a UPT Student there in 1962 in the second UPT Class to fly the T-38. He finished UPT as part of Project New Life at Craig AFB with Class 64A. Dad passed away in 1997. As kids we were very young when he retired. So, we don't remember much about him being in the Air Force. We are a writing a biography about him. So, we can tell his flying stories to our Grand Kids. We would love to hear from anyone that was there in the early 60's that can provide us any assistance as to life at UPT and at Webb in that time frame.
Flying has had such an impact on our family over the years. After I served in the military, I became an Airline Transport Pilot and now train pilots to fly business jets for CAE SimuFlite in Dallas, Texas. My brothers are wanting to become pilots also. If you are ever in the DFW area drop us a line.
"I graduated with Class 66A and went on to fly the C-141 at Travis AFB. Later transitioned into the F-100D at Luke and then served a year in Viet Nam at Bien Hoa. The folks at Big Spring and Texas in general were some of the friendliest we have ever met. We retired from the Air Force in 1986. Best Wishes!! "
"Hallo ! Ich habe als kleiner junge in Big Sring auf der air bas gewohn mein vater war dort im cominikation center statzionniert sein name war Phillip.G.Drought wie lebten von 1970 bis 1973 dort vieleicht kent ihn noch jemand der dort war und noch bilder hat würde mich über einen kontackt freuen . mit gruss R.Drought"
"I was assigned to Big Spring Army Air Field from April l943 to June l945 as Physical Training and Parachute Landing Training Officer, I made a demonstration parachute jump over the field in June l944 and landed on the main runway. The photo of my parachute jump and landing have been donated to the Hanger 25 museum, along with several copies of the base newspaper. I plan to attend the reunion in October 2005, I was very impressed with the last reunion at Hanger 25."
"My family and I lived in Big Spring back in the early 70s. My dad was stationed at Webb Air Base. I also attended Howard County Jr. College for a couple of years. My sister and her family still live in Big Spring. I have really enjoyed the Hangar 25 Air Museum web site."
"this is a great site. I am not from Big Spring, but have been here a couple of years now. I would love to see some photos of the old Officer's Club (now Sr. Ctr.). If anyone has any that they would like to share, I would love to see them. Congratulations on a great museum and web site."
"Graduated class 52F, Sept 1952. Went on to Luke, Flew F84G in Korea. Transferred to Air National Guard in 1955- was called up with New Mexico Guard in 1968, flew F100 in Viet nam. I was a cadet in pilot training, couldn't be married, but got married in Midland in May 1952- still married to the same wonderful woman 52 years later. Retired from USAF in 1980. I'll try to dig up a picture somewhere."
"Stationed at Webb AFB from February 1961 to June 1964. Taught instrument flying procedures to student pilots on the T-33, T-37 and T-38 Link Trainers; Needle - Ball and air speed, RDF, ADF, VOR, GCA, ILS, TACAN, DME, ETC. I really enjoyed Big Spring, and the friendly folks of West Texas. Completed my military service in June 1966 after two years inactive reserve. Graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1971. Married a young Lady from Wichita Falls, Texas. Our daughter is currently a Freshman majoring in Political Science as a Pre-Law student at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. My wife and and I plan to retire to Texas. Nice web site - good job!
STEPHEN L. SCHRADER, P.E. "
From: Steve Schrader
City: Seattle, WA Country: USA
"I graduated in class 65F. Stayed for three years as a T-38 IP. I met my wife at Webb and she was a nurse at the Webb hospital. Our first child was born there in 1968. We love the website and plan to attend the 2005 reunion. Nice job."
" I arrived at Webb April 1974 and stayed till August 1977. My job was a T-37 Crew Chief in Bravo Flight . I'm still active duty with the DC Air National Guard @ Andrews AFB. Md. Still have lot of great memories of Webb."
"Dont have a Hanger 25 story or picture, but as a boy I lived just off base from Webb Airforce Base. In fact my mom Dorothy James worked on base at the finance center. I was just looking at sights connected to Big Springs when I came across the Hanger 25. What you have done is very nice in preserving its proud history."
"You have done a fantastic job with the new site. I was stationed there from 1975 until August 1977 in the Webb Approach Control. Really enjoyed the town and the people they were great! In fact, hated to leave."
"I would just like to say that the staff and volunteers involved in the operation of Hangar 25 are very professional, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. They are a wonderful representation of Big Spring and an asset to the community. Please keep up the GREAT work in preserving a piece of our valuable history."