"I graduated in Class 71-08. As I was passing by Webb AFB & had so many memories here I just had to look around. Hanger 25 was closed since it was in the evening but I looked through the windows and was pleased to see a lot of memories preserved. Would be glad to hear from any old comrades."
"My uncle was in Class 52-F at Webb AFB. His class was the first to take both phases (T-28 and T-33) of advanced training at Webb. When he first arrived it was called Big Spring AFB, but was soon renamed Webb. He enjoyed his time in Big Spring and really enjoyed the flying there. He went on to fly F-86 Sabres in Korea. My dad was also at Webb (Class 53-C) and said the same thing about the base. "
"My father was stationed there twice. He was there for pilot training in 1964-1965 and then we moved back there in 1971 through 1976. My siblings and I attended Marcy elementary, we lived on Gunter Cr at the time. Great memories of Big Spring and Webb AFB. Flew west 12/2011. Miss you dad"
""I was stationed at Webb AFB straight out of Tech School, Sheppard AFB from Dec. 72 through June 74. I was in the Civil Engineering Squadron and worked all over Webb. I especially recall working on the tower during stormy weather. My shop Sgt. was McDavid and he was a great leader. He made sure we had great working relationship with all the various shops. I especially remember the bowling ally, the theater, the Airman's Club, and of course after I made Sgt. the NCO club. I still have memories of the first "gas shortage" of the 70's, the almost "hit the base tornado", and how it affected all of us. I left the Air Force and came back to Austn Tx. where I met several of the civil service folks that were reassigned to Bergstrom AFB after Webb AFB closed. I drove by Big Spring (April 09) and saw Hangar 25 and just drove around what used to be the base, brought back some memories, all good. Thank everyone for the hard work on the web site and most importantly the Hangar. I tried to remember some of the names of some of the folks that where stationed during my tour, last names, Dupuy comes to mind...there were a lot of Vietnam Vets that were really great leaders and taught us a lot. Still cannot forget Prime Beef work days.
Just happen to be cruising the net and decided to see how the museum was doing. Happy to see that it is well and continuing to prosper. I was the treasurer for a few years in the past. My wife, Debbie, and I are retired now and living in West North Carolina. I just saw a story on the first Air Force 1 used by President Eisenhower, they are looking for a home for it you may want to check it out. Keep up the good work.
"Coming up on the 50th anniversary since pinning on those "little Silver Wings" with class 64-A in August of '63. Are any of you class members still out there in cyberspace? Sorry I missed the 40th, and would really like to hear from any of you. Best regards to all the members of Webb AFB, Class 64-A. Paul "
"Stationed at Webb from April 62 to July 66. Worked on T-33's under staff sargent Knott. Worked on "G" row, between Hanger 25 and fire station, from 63 to 66. Still looking for anyone from "G" row. Also worked part time at both Jet Drive Inns and Jimmy Jones Conoco.
"A lot of great memories and friends at Webb , miss it all. I especialy remember Dennis Brown, Daniel Aleman, Gil Royer, Charles Corbett , Chris Lowrey, Ron Janeway and Joe Ward. My friend and roommate JT Bowman married one of my childhood friends that I introduced him to .Bob"
"Looking for info on Curtis Nichols (Nick) and Ken Sweet both worked on I flight during 66 and 67. Please forward any info on said buddies to Steve Gannon,2217 E Keowee Rd , Kremlin, Ok 73753"
From: Steven L Gannon
City: Kemlin Oklahoma Country: USA
"Stationed at Webb little over a year with the 3560th Hospital - Admin Clerk - Mar 1965 to Aug 1966 - I remember the constant dust storms that played havoc on trying to keep my car clean. Lived on base near the maitence hangers( Noise all night long)- Biggest deal was to cruise the Wagon Wheel in hopes of meeting girls -HS Football was defintley king in West Texas - prior to my leaving the Hospital Corp had 3 very attractive nurses assisigned -Cannot rermrber tihier names but I certainly have wished that I had been a little bolder and asked them out even if I was just an "Airman" One of them ha a Jeep with a Pink Flurry -I remember a few of the peple fromthe Hospital such as Frank Smith,Sgt.Hess, Patton Bybee ,Eric Razmussen -Garcia & Gomes who worked the remote at Sweetwater - Had to suck it up and forgo the exciment of Big Spring for the balance of my tour was in London,England "
"I was stationed at WAFB from 1965 - 1966, Golf Flt. Arrived from a tour at RAF Alconbury, That was early Dec. 1965. It was cold and very clear blue skies, I was told that the day before they had a sandstorm. I wondered what the heck is a sandstorm, I did not have to wait long to find out. I was told that the only place airman could go into town safely was the Pancake Patio. It wasn;t long before I became a regular at the Hilltop Cafe on 3rd. st. and the Stampede out on the Snyder Highway.
I met a lot of good folks from Big Spring, married one of them and bought a house 2 doors down from Birdwell Lane and Monticello, then had one built in Kentwood on Central Dr. I retun every year or two and visit friends. Brad"
"I do not remember who I spoke with a couple of years ago; but I am actually planning a trip that will include a stop in Big Spring and would love to stop by the museum. My father, Capt. Steven L. Bennett, had gone through pilot training in 1969ish there at Webb AFB. My dad was later killed in action in Vietnam and received the Medal of Honor for his actions. I had spoken with someone a while back that had offered to give a tour of the museum should myself and my family be able to make it out there. We are looking to be in the Big Spring area on June 9th...this is a Sunday...and we would probably get there around the lunch hour and would be thrilled to visit the museum. In addition, if I were to be able to find an address where my parents and I lived while at Webb, it would be great if someone could show us (or point us in the direction of) the house (if it still remains). Please contact me by the email listed, or you may call my cell phone 214.601.8055 and we can discuss this further.
Thank you so much for all you do to keep all those memories alive! Looking forward to a trip out there!!
daughter of MoH recipient, Capt. Steven L. Bennett"
"I was stationed at Webb from 66 to 70 with the Hospital Squadron. I served as a Dental Technician and Oral Hygienist. Having read through the pages looking for names I might remember, I sadly did not see any old friends that I could remember. However, I am sure many of you visited our Dental Clinic while based at Webb. (Not much choice in the matter.) I do have a few photos taken back then at the base and of Big Spring and will post them at a later time when I can get my hands on them.
Upon arriving in Big Spring from Florida, my new bride (then) and I were not sure what we were getting into at first. We drove into down town around 11pm in the middle of a dust storm. The streets were empty and we were greeted only by a very huge tumbleweed rolling down the street dancing in the shadows of the headlights to then roll on past us.
On settling in, we found the towns people extremely gracious and friendly and of course had many great friends of whom I was stationed with. We stayed in contact with several, but have now lost touch with all but one. I bought my first NEW car out there as well a 67 white Dodge RT I later put a bumble bee stripe on the tail and of course MAGS. (Lots of muscle car racing went on back then on those long Texas back roads! I can remember driving off towards town with a fellow corpsman in pursuit with his HO442. YEP, we got caught racing up and over that one hill leading to town. Back then it was a $29 fine but it got back to the base and we had to write reports on need for being safe drivers.)
I will mention a few names to see if anyone knows of or knew these fellow airmen and officers: Richard Osborn, Duane Hoadley, Bing (Ira) Spence, Jim Hayes, Charles Griffin, Jerry Hatch, Frank Smith, Sgt. Showalter, Col. Powel, Col. Peer, Capt. Sandy Simons, Capt. Fred Suter, Capt. Gino Napoliano, Capt. Richard Harris, Student Pilots Larry Twitchel or Richard Aguire to name a few.