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"Stationed at Webb from Sep 54 till Sep 57. Enjoyed every minute of that assignment. The base, town people and all. Met some town people (civilians) Gloria and Leon Byrd. Roller skated with them both (brother and sister) at the outdoor skating rink. Left Webb in 57. Found this website couple years ago. Signed the guest book, and low and behold my old skating partner Gloria Byrd, now McDonald showed up as a member of the Hangar 25. We've been in touch since. Not bad after 50 plus years. Good to have this site back and read all the guestbook entries. Good luck to all Webb assignees. Chuck Bartaway "
"I am researching my dad's WWII service. His name was Sgt. Joseph B. Brown and I believe he was an administrative technician. He was stationed in Big Spring, Texas from 1942-1945. In 1945 he was detached and sent overseas to the Philippines. Anyone with information can contact me at my email address email@example.com. "
City: Virginia Beach, Virginia Country: United States
"Graduated in UPT Class 72-09 (First Time for 09). Great memories of Webb and my classmates. Glynda and I are trying to find our classmates for a get together. Retired from AF after 20-20 (twenty years & twenty seconds), in '91. Retired from Delta Air Lines in '04. Hanger 25 is doing a great job in keeping the memories of Webb AFB, I was there a couple of years ago and really like the stained glass window. Thanks for all your dedicated work."
"The picture of the T 38 in red white blue .1976 Bicentennial. The aircraft came out of golf flight. I was a sgt on the flightline and engine run man. 01950 missed a wing change due to hard landing in El Paso. Sat static display during open house and air show. I believe it crashed a short time later due to a hinge pin defaulted causing uncontrollable roll. Both pilots got out. I cherrish my time on the rock. Webb."
"I am so glad the web-site is back in service. I cammot imagine the employee of the Hangar 25 thinking that this site needed to be taken down in interest of progress. The site was viewed by many and enjoyed by equal amounts. Thank you M+12 for having the knowledge to rebuild (from scratch) this very informative site. The Hangar 25 is under new management and growing. I was in civil service at Webb AFB in 1957 - 1959 in the medical area. I enjoyed meeting everyone who I came in contact with. Thanks again for this enjoyable part of history.
Gloria Byrd McDonald "
"As a 2ndLt, I was a T-33 Instructor Pilot in Section III at Webb 1955-1958. My first combat duty came in 1963 flying with the Air Commandos May-Oct 1963 at Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam. See the photo of me as a Captain standing beside the Air Commando T-28D. Earned 4 Air Medals on that tour."
"I came to Webb in Aug 1955 after graduating from Instructor pilot school at Craig AFB as a 2/Lt T-33 Instructor Pilot. I stayed until late 1958. My first two students in 1955 were Lts. Noble and Rodgers (see photo). My first two children were born on Webb AFB. My first combat assignment was with the Air Commandos (May-Oct 1963 Vietnam) flying a T-28D armed with guns, rockets, and napalm or bombs."
"I was stationed at Webb AFB from 1967-1969 when I returned from a tour in Vietnam. I was the Flight Chief for Hotel Flight of 12 T-38's. My career field was aircraft maintenance. I was SSGT and when a MSGT HOBBS returned from Vietnam and took over Hotel Flight, I was asked to fill in as the squadron 1st Sergeant. I filled this position until a 1st SGT transferred in. In late 68 and early 69, I became a Flight Engineer or as we were called, FLYING SERGEANT's who had the great job of checking out all the aircraft coming out of PE or replacement of flight control item that required a Flight Test. I meet my wife Lucie Vallieres and we were married at the Base Chapel in March 1969. Later that year I went to Flight Engineer school and flew support flight from Travis AFB to Vietnam in C-141 and later in C-5A. After the war ended I finished my career as 1SGT and C-5A Flight Instruction at Altus AFB, OK. It all started at Webb AFB. I was raised in Midland,Texas. My wife and I have been married 45 years and retired to The Villages in Florida. "
"So sorry to see this site go. I have enjoyed it through the years. Hope whatever replaces it will be as informative and interesting
From: Mifera Underwood
City: Kilgore Country: Texas
"I was stationbed at Webb froim Sep 54 thru Sep 57. Enterd Aviation Cadets in Class 60-F (not at Webb) Unfortunately, due to the ath and engineering, didn't make it thru to graduation. Are there any graduates of 60-F still out there? Would love to hear from you. Chuck Bartaway"
"Graduated in UPT Class 72-09 (First Time, 09). Many great memories of Webb and my classmates. Retired from Air Force in 1987; flew with America West Airlines until 2004. This is a great web site and museum. Thanks."
"Started training at Webb in 65F and graduated with 65G. Spent the rest of my career in ADC (T-33 & F-106), TAC (F105), and PACAF (F-105). Spent two tours in SEA (Korat and Takhli, Thailand). Retired in 1980. Have enjoyed several reunions with Webb class 65F. Class 65G - where are you."
" 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."