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" I was stationed at Webb AFB for my whole tour in the Air Force. I worked in Bravo flight on T-37 aircraft From March 1973 till November 1976. I had a great time at Webb but did not get to see much of the world. However some of my friends went to Viet Nam and did not come back. I feel very fortunate that I did not go Viet Nam but I lost good friends
to that war."
"I was an air traffic controller stationed at Webb AFB 1975-76 and as others served under CMSgt John Workman. First memory - after coming back to the states after being gone for 5 years (Thailand, then Germany), my credit history was non-existent. The utility companies, and landlord all wanted up-front money. When I told them I was an airman at Webb, they asked where and I said 2050 Comm. Sq. "Oh, you work for Sgt. Workman?" "Yes." "Well, then, there is no deposit." I later found out his reputation around town was such, he would personally vouch for his team. While he could chew butt with the best of them, I knew he always had my back. One of the finest men I ever served under/with."
"I've gone by "Sandy" all my life. I was stationed at Webb AFB from 1969-1970. I was the Flightline Supervisor for the Airborne Electronic Navigation Shop. I was transferred to Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ in Spring, 1970 to train on the F-100 airborne navigation equipment en routh to Phan Rang AB, Vietnam. I was the Flightline Supervisor in the 35th AMS at Phan Rang. I was discharged in June, 1971.
I went to work for the Big Spring VA Medical Ctr. in December, 1971 and transferred to Bay Pines VA Medical Center, St. Petersbury, Florida in 1978. From there, I transferred to the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN in 1983 and then to the VA Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida in 1990. I retired from the VA in March, 1995. I I had several jobs for a couple years and in 1996, I was hired as the Alachua County Safety/Loss Control Specialist and retired in December, 2006.
My two children live in San Antonio, TX and have four Grandchildren, three in Texas and one in the USAF at Holloman AFB, NM. I have lived in Gainesville, FL since 1990. sh
"My family transferred to Big Spring in 1969 from Biloxi. I grew up on Carleton Dr., just south of the base. went to Christian Day, Jack and Jill, Marcy, Goliad, Runnels, then graduated in1984. my dad got out after he got back from Nam in 1971, I believe. went to work for Drinkard Electric, then the V A. his name was Sandy also. when I was a little kid, I'll never forget getting to go down to my dad's shop on the flight line and hanging out with him and his friends . I remember Mr. Floyd Moss, Mr Salmon. can't remember too many though. Good times. It will always be apart of me. mashed potatoes at the Runway Inn. man, they were something. Transferring to West Texas was how a lot of my old friends got to town. I know my dad was stationed in Phan Rang in Nam. also did time in Da Nang. he retired from the V A out of Gainsville Fla in 95. talk to him all the time. I'm going to give him this site. I know he'll be interested. Cool place to read about the old days. "
"I was at Webb from Nov.1967 to Oct.1968. I first worked in the engine shop and later as an engine trouble shooter on the flight line.
Because of this site,I have recently been reunited with two of my best friends that I haven't seen since 1968.
My time at Webb was the best of my life and I enjoyed it every day."
"My father, SSgt Robert Kovacs was stationed at Webb AFB from '69-'73 before we moved to Yokota AB, Japan. Dad was in Civil Engineer Squadron, equipment operator I believe. We lived at 248-B Langley. I attended Marcy Elementary school from 1st-3rd grades."
"I was stationed at Webb AFB from Oct 71 to Nov 74 . I was assigned to CE as a firefighter . I did a lot of time sitting between the runways in a O11A crash truck . I also worked out at Peckerwood aug. airfield at Col. City.
"I was stationed at WEBB AFB FROM JUN E 1956 -OCT 1957. I WAS A WEATHER OBSERVER,DET 16 UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN HARRY VAUGHAN FROM PHILA PENN., I WAS FROM POTTSVILLE PENNA 1957 I WENT TO KOREA, KIMPO AFB SEVED, ONE HYEAR THERE THEN ROTATED BACK TO THE USA. CLINTON AFB,WILMINGTON OHIO,WHERE I FINISHED MY T OUR AS AN A1C I MADE A/1C IN 21 MONTHS OF DUTY, I MET MY WIFE BETTY who is still my loving wife after 53 years of married life. anyone who served during this time at either webb afb tx,orKIMPO KOREA OR CLINTON CO. AFB WILMINGTON OHIO, WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU GOD BLESS ALL OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND GOD BLESS OUR GREAT COUNTRY BILL TOMEY 340 WEST LIBERTY STREET COSHOCTON OHIO- 740 622 5789"
"It being Veterans Day my Salute to all that have served this Geart Country and the people i had the pleasure of serving with at WEBB AFB while doing my duties in Hanger 75 in PE Maintance. Bob Organ,Gil Royer,Stanley Lewis, Jim Hunziker, Daril Wliiiams David Henry, Shoenberger. Alemand. Charles Corbet. just to mention a few. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!"
"I recently finished UNFORGOTTEN HERO and thoroughly enjoyed the book. Although I never met Jimmy Escalle, I feel some affinity to the story. In 1951 my family moved to Big Spring, Texas, where I started the 7th grade. Webb AFB was a small part of my life when I attended Armed Forces Day events and later when my BSA Air Scout unit met on the base. Like Jimmy, I yearned to fly and was fortunate to join USAF pilot training class 64H and can identify with the camaraderie he felt with his fellow student pilots. Lt. Escalle’s nephew Jim accurately relates the life experiences that prepared Jimmy for the leadership and technical skills needed to become a top pilot flying for finest Air Force in the world. Thankfully, Jim Escalle has now told the story of his uncle’s wonderful life and untimely sacrifice, defending the freedoms we enjoy as Americans."
"I enjoyed seeing this information about the base. I was stationed here from 1964-1966 as a Flight Engineer on the aircraft with a test pilot. I have many fond memories of those years spent flying almost every day. Our first daughter was born at Webb during those years. Thanks for your efforts to preserve the once was time.
Ssgt. Don Kindilien"
"My husband, Terry "Jack" Hadley, went through UPT Class 65F. We returned to Webb in 1970 where he was aT-37 instructor until 1976. Sadly, we lost Jack Christmas Day, 2011. We had many fond memories of Webb and Big Spring. We have been in contact over the years with many of the people we knew there. Of course, our favorite place to eat was the Spanish Inn. We ate there again on our way to Midland about 8 years ago. Big Spring Rodeo was also a favorite!"