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"Graduating with my class of 71-06 ended one of the best years of my life, and started the rest of my life in aviation. My friwnd Tim Krull tipped me off about the Webb AFB reunion next month. Great idea and if I can find a flying pig, I'll be there. "
"I was stationed at WAFB from 1963-1966. My duty location was WAFB Control tower as a shift supervisor. I was FAA Senior rated in control tower and rapcon. The student squadrons at that time consisted of T-37s and T-38s (T-33s were being phased out) Tactical aircraft were F104s stationed on the south side of the base. I enjoyed my tour of duty at WAFB. And met some wonderful people on and off base. I worked part time for radio staion KBYG as a radio announcer in Big Springs. From WAFB I went to DaNang Air Base Viet Nam, then to Upper Heyford,England. I retired from the USAF in 1976 at Offutt AFB NE as a MSgt, - Master Air Traffic Controller - First Sergeant. Went to college and received a BA in Business from Bellevue University, Ne, then to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universiy for a Master of Aeronautical Science in 2002."
"I arrived at Webb AFB on June the 16 1957 right out of Tech school, and left in Jan. 1961. Was assigned to the 3561st Flt. Line Maint. Sq.I was a crew chief on T-33. Had a great time in Big Spring, made a lot of good friends. Was lucky to get my aircraft picked to go to Egland AFB for a fire power show and our aircraft flew VIPs.I was at the reunion in 09, but not a lot of old crew chiefs there.If any one has contact with Bob Martin, L. Morehouse or C. Long please pass this along and let them know that "footsie" is still alive and kicking. God bless all our service men and woman."
" I WAS STATIONED THERE FROM AUGUST 1951 TILL MAY 1052
I WAS A CLERKTYPIST AND WAS ASSIGNED IN GETTING THE RECORDS OF STUDENT PIOLTS FILL OUT PROPERTLY AND ALSO WORKED IN THE OFFICERS CLUB BAR I WAS ENJOYING THE PLACE UNTIL I WAS TOLD TO TRAIN A A/1C AND A STAFFSERGERANT MY WORK AND NEITHER ONE SEENED TO CARE I LEFT AS SOON AS I COULD GET OUT OF THERE
THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO AND I WISH I COULD REMENBER SOME OF THE STUDENTS NAME WHEN I LEFT I WENT TO CALIF TO BE SHIPPED OUT TO OKINAWA WHILE WAITING I MET SOME OF THE STUDENTS OUT THERE I DID NOT STAY IN THE AIRFORCE I WAS HURT ON OKINAWA AND IT DID NOT REALLY AFECT ME TILL ABOUT 12 YEARS AGO
GOD BLESS TO ALL
"Arrived at Big Spring AFB in Jan 1952 to open up motor pool. Left for Korea Oct 1952. Wish I had Pix's, the motor pool was on the left as you entered the main gate and the maintaince shop was an old farm equipment shed. Those were the days. If anyone remembers the Perimiter bus that ran, I drove it most mornings. See you in Oct.2011."
"I was assigned to the 3560th Transportation Sgd. from October 1957 to August 1961. Have been back to Webb a few times, but not to a reunion. I am really hoping to see at least a couple of my old buddies there. I had great times at Webb and also in Big Spring. I met a lot of great people there. I have been trying to locate Jack (John) Bryson, Bobby Muchow and Charles Burton who all served with me, but to no avail. If anyone has any knowledge of these gentlemen, please contact me.
A/2C Ken Edwards"
"Went to Webb right out of tech school (June '74 - July '77). Assigned to 78FMS instrument shop. It took many years for me to realize how good I had it at Webb. Will never forget the friendly folks, dust storms and, oh yes, the relentless freezing winter wind on the flightline during swing shift. Many fond memories."
"I had a good tour of duty as Flight Chief, T-38s, Golf Flight, at Webb AFB from 1968 thru 1971. Our flight shack was next to Hangar 25. I have a picture of that hangar after it became an abandoned ghost. Very sad."
"Hi, I was a foreign student of class 75-07 Nicaraguan second Lt sent to USAF for undergraduated pilot training (T37) at Webb AFB during 1974-1975. Unfortunately I forgot the first names of my instructors but anyway I wish the best to back then, Lt. Layton and Lt. Abbot. Will like to hear from anyone from my class or promotion."
"Came aboard straight out of basic training as a public affairs airman in April '72 when Webb's host unit was the 3560th Pilot Training Wing; converted to 78th Flying Training Wing in '73 (?). Served under Col. Ralph Liotta and Col. Stanley Umstead, both fine officers. Webb was a tidy, busy base in the early '70s. My main memories include: the prairie dog colony on the airfield; west Texas sunsets; watching a tornado approach from the southwest until it lifted just before it reached the base fence; "Northers" in the winter; and the wonderful, warm people of Big Spring. My oldest son, Paul, was born at Memorial Hospital."
From: Robert Sexton
City: Sumter, SC Country: USA
"Went from Marianna Florida to Big Springs in late 1955. Set a record for low fuel landing in a T-Bird--flamed out at the end of the runway. Lots of fun!"