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"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!"
"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.