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England AFB

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ABRAMSON, Jules / Spouse: Susie / Captain / Hospital / 1971 - 1973 / Dental Officer Email: (It was a very positive time of my life)

ACME, Keith / Spouse: Marsha / MSgt / Red Section / Crew Chief / September 1982 - August 1984 EMail: (I was stationed at England AFB from September 1982 to August 1984. I saw the photos from Jeff Meier. I worked with Jeff as a weapons loader in Red Section. I was pleasantly surprised to see them and it brought back lots of good memories from those days. Jeff, if you see this drop me an e-mail. I am also in the PA ANG. My work E-mail is Would love to hear from a fellow Flying Tiger.)

ALEJANDRO, Frank / TSgt / 23rd TFW Supply / June 1977 - Jun 1978 / 64xxx EMail: / Personal Website: (After returning from Okinawa, I spent only 1 year here, got my first car and then retrained to the 305xx Computer Tech Field. Returned to LA up north to Barksdale AFB for another four years in LA -- really enjoyed my tours there!)

ALLEN, Doug / Spouse: Janice / Sgt (E-4) / 834th/4410th Supply Squadron / August 1967 - January 1971 / 70250 EMail: / (I went by Bob while I was in the service, last 3 years at England AFB I worked in the Orderly Room for 1st Sgt Anderson Roomed with Bob Swenson. Would like to go back sometime and see what they have done to the place)

AMY, Joseph / Spouse: Kim / TSgt / 43470 / Hq Sq 1st Air Commando Wg / Analysis / June 1966 - June 1967 EMail: (Wonderful place. I now live in Baton Rouge, LA.)

ANDERSON, George B / Spouse: Frances / Lt / Pilot / 612th, 615th, & 401st Wing / 1954 - 1960 EMail: (Currently retired in Pineville, LA)

ANDERSON, Jerome (Andy) /A/2C / 32251 Weapons Control F102A Aircraft / 332nd Fighter Interceptor Squardon / July 1959 - July 1960. Email: (The 332nd moved to England AFB from McGuire AFB in 1959 and was sent to Thule Greenland in late 19960. I was back through the area in 1999 and drove through the base. A few of the buildings were familiar but most were gone.


BATTAGLIA, Leonard / Spouse: Jean (Deceased) / SSgt / Administration/Personnel / 614th FBS / 1954 - 1959 EMail: (Those were the best days of my life.)

BAKER, Michele / Spouse: Ernest / E-4 / 1986 - 1991 / Electro-Environmental Sys Mech EMAIL:

BARDO, J / TSgt / AMMO / 1977 - 1981 EMail: (I am unique to this site as I was not stationed there as active duty but as a dependent of my father (MSgt Phillip Bardo) who was a crew chief on the A-7 and A-10. I grew up with many fond memories of EAFB and miss it very much to this day. Anyone remember the Phil-A-Sak convenience store outside the gate?...Email me!

BARNES, Monaca (Maiden name: Brown) / Spouse: Paul / E-5 / 1982 - 1992 EMail: I found this site quite by accident. I hope that maybe the webmaster can add a section for the kids that grew up there! I was a EAFB Brat and would love to connect with some of the folks that I grew up with! I am in the Air Force now and have been for almost 14 years. My Dad was a Weapons Loader as well as Weapons Safety. His name is Mike Brown and he retired from the Air Force in 1996. If you want to get in contact, you can email me and I will let him know! Oh yeah! I loved and missed England Air Force Base! Ciao!

BELCHER, Jerry R / Spouse Jane / 390th & 612th / 1957 - 1965 EMail:

BELT, Richard J (Rick) / Sgt / 23 EMS / 46150 Munitions Maintenance Specialist / May 1980 - January 1982. (I worked in the munitions storage area. One of my most vivid memories was how hot it was when I arrived on station. I PCS'ed from RAF Upper Heyford, UK in May and it must have been all of 50 degrees when I left Heyford. When I arrived at EAFB on Memorial Day weekend, it had to have been 95 and with a like humidity level. Also went on some good TDY's from EAFB. All you old ammo troops out there, be sure to drop me a line.

BILLEAUD, Raoul (Chuck) / Spouse: Kathy / TSgt / 64570 / 23rd TFW Supply and Mat Control / September 1973 - September 1979r EMail: (I worked War Readiness Spares Kits (WRSK) for the A-7's, then MICAP, i ran the Base Service Store for a couple of years. In 1977 I started working in Maintenance Control (MSL). I left in 1979. England Air Plan Patch used to be the best-kept Secret in TAC.)

BIVINS, Robert Jr (AKA: "SMOKEY') / Spouse: Hyong S / SSgt (Ret) / December 1989 - October 1991 / Munitions Systems (46170) Email: Comments: (AMMO! It was somewhat of a rough experience during my final military years serving at England AFB but, I hung in there and made it my goal to keep my head healed high. To every Senior Enlisted Advisory Member who encouraged me and helped me to continue my struggle and not surrender "I THANK YOU ALL" for the support that each of you devoted towards ensuring that I met my retirement goal. I've realized during these many years while in my retirement status that without your support I don't think I would have made it. God bless each of you and thank you again. SSgt. Robert Bivings Jr. / USAF (Ret)

BEMISS, David / Sgt / 4403 FMS & 23rd FMS / Reciprocating Engine Mechanic / September 1971 - June 1973 Email: (I was stationed at England AFB from Sept 1971 until my discharge in June of 1973. ( I was not smart enough to re-enlist ). I was initially assigned to the 4403rd FMS, and later the Flying Tigers were re-activated as the 23rd TFW. I was a reciprocating engine mechanic, 43251, working on C-123's. The funny thing is that EAFB was the last place I wanted to go after Vietnam. I wanted to go to either the east or west coast. I made the best of it, and found the people to be very friendly. I was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, and attended stock car races at Forest Hill Speedway. As a result, I have been back to visit often, and will be in town the week after next to visit my "adopted family". Alexandria is one of the places high on my list for my upcoming relocation/semi-retirement. It was a bit sad to see the base in its current state of disrepair-my old dormitory and chow hall were in pretty sad shape.)

BLACKSTOCK, Lynn (Stick) / E-4 / 23rd CES / April 1975 - December 1977 / Environment Support/ Email: (Lots of good times and friends! Had a blast! Who remembers Flo, Barts, Fergie, Gugh, Bug Man, Carins, Claudell? Manson?)

BOCKHEIM, Tom / Spouse: Kathleen / SRA / 23rd Supply S P{POL) / April 1988 - April 1992 / Fuels Specialist Email: (I miss EAFB and the Air Force, But knowing i'm a hertiage Flying Tiger makes up for it.)

BOND, Robert / Spouse: Betty / Lt Gen / 1950's and 1970's / Fighter Pilot / EMail: (I am Susan Bond, the oldest of four children of Bobby and Betty Bond. If anyone has any stories or anecdotes about my parents, I would love to hear them. Thanks.)

BORGEN, Donald W / Spous e: Bonnie / A/1C / 43151C / 622nd 401st, 613th / June 1959 - July 1963 EMail:

BORDELON, AL (BL) / SMSgt / Retired / 1908 Comm Sq / Aug 70 - Jul 74 / Worked in the Control Tower EMail: Web Site:

BRENNER, Corey / Sgt / 462X0 / 76th AMU / October 1990 - November 1991 Email: (I would love to hear from some of the old gang that used to hang out with me at "FOOLS GOLD" and also some of the other close friends in the weapons section while I was there. Thanks for the great times and memories.)

BRAHL, Rhonda / E4 / 23rd Med Gp / Jul 1989 - Sep 1992 EMail: (Would like to get in touch with B. Camp that worked as FF or anyone else from the Hospital.

BRANDON, Brenda / Email: ( I am a military brat and lived at England AFB from around 1969-1972, I would like to contact Anita and Velma Williams who's father was a military police man and who lived on the base also, I think in either Cedar or Burch Court. Please contact me if you know of them, at 2652 Bristol Highway, Quincy, Florida 32351 or by email.) BRAZIER, Alexander / Spouse: Janice / Major / 23 CRS / 1979 - 1983 / Aircraft Maintenance Officer EMail: (1979 - 1983: 23CRS OIC - Avionics Branch / Accessories Branch / Job Control)

BROWN, Marshall / Sgt E-4 / 27152 / Squadron Operations / 75th TFS / 1985 - 1990 EMail:

BRIGGS, Alan / SSgt / 74th AMU / 1989 - 1992 / Comm/Nav Specialist Email (Deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm - PCS'd to McChord when England Closed.)

BROWN, Kenny / Patti / Sgt E-4 / 23rd FMS/Jet Mech / Jet Mechanic / April 1972 - January 1976 : Hey.. Great time at EAFB during this time. Got two TDY's to Panama as the only Jet Mechanic. What a trip(s)! Would love to contact others who was stationed there during this time.

BRYANT, John M / Sgt / 55151 / CES / 1969 - 1971 , 1972 - 1973 EMail: (Would like to contact my good friend that lives in the NOLA area.)

BUDBILL, Bruce / Melanie / EMail: (Both my parents were in the Air Force there when I was born in 1957).

BYARD, Gregory / Amn/AlC / 4403 Supply Sq/23 Supply Sq / August 1971 - February 1973 / Fuels Specialist EMail:


CAMPBELL, Marie / Spouse: Kenneth / Email: (I am the daughter of Keith Hubbard who was stationed at England AFB during the mid 1950's. If any of you knew my Dad, I would appreciate you letting me know. He passed away in 1969.)

CARLSON, Philip D / Spouse: Joyce / Colonel / 401st / Hq Squardron Commander / 1961 - 1963 EMail: (Colonel Carlson went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2006. Submitted by his son Jeff.)

CARRIGAN, Roy /Spouse: Anita / A/2C / 401st / 1958 - 1962 / Air Police (K-9) EMail: / (Spent my entire time at England AFB.. love my Bullet)

CARRILLO, Pepe / SSgt / 76th AMU / 1982 - 1990 / Avionics Tech (INS/LASTE/HUD)Email: (Proud member of the Flying Tigers, Red Section (1982-1986), became an FTD instructor in 1986 (FTD 309, 1986-1990) right there at England AFB. Retired 1998. QUESTION: Why is there no mention of our deployment in Operation Urgent Fury?!? )

CATON, Dan / Sgt / Base Career Advisor / 23 CSG/CBPO / November 1975 - August 1979

CARROLL, Larry D. / Spouse: Lillian / AlC/ Transient Alert / 401st T&A / 612 TFS / 1963 - 1965 EMail: (Started off in transient alert then went to 612th when they went to Japan then to Phang Rang, Viet Nam. I had some great times in Alexandria. I would like to hear from any of the guys from T/A.)

CATRON, Clyde / Spouse: Jaris / MSgt / 1908 Comm Sq / 1964 - 1968 / NCOIC Radio Maintenance EMail:

CHANDLER, Riley / Spouse: Judy / Sgt / 834th Supply Sq / November 1967 - September 1970 EMail: (I was stationed at England from November 1967 to September 1970 and worked at base supply. If anyone was there at that time please email me.

CHESSON, Wilton / Spouse: Susan / Sgt / 23rd Security Police Sq / 1974 - 1976 / Security Police EMail: None Given / I served two years at RAF Greenham Common in the UK before getting an assignment at England AFB. We had the A-7D corsairs on the base back then.

CLARK, Earle Jr / Spouse: Donna / MSgt (Ret) / 1st Air Commando Sq / Munitions Maintenance Supervisor / September 1966 -- July 1969 Email: / ( My spouse and I got married at the England AFB Chapel May 20th, 1966. Part of the wedding party was: Sgt. Wilbur Ouzts; A1C Donald LaBarre; A2C Al Clough. Left England AFB in July 1969 for advanced training in the conventional, chemical and nuclear weapons career field at Lowry AFB Co. Left there in Jan. 1970 for Da Nang Vietnam. Returned from Vietnam and assigned to Hanscom AFB. Left Hanscom AFB Dec. 1971 for Assignment to Ubon AB Thailand. As Munitions Supervisor at Ubon (Jan 72-Jan 73) supported the AC-130 "Ghost Riders" Gunships and the 105 and 40MM munitions package. Left Ubon AB Thailand Jan. 1973 for England AFB Louisiana. Family settled in base housing at England until Jun 1974 on reassignment to Clark AB Philippines (1974-1976) Munitions Maintenance Squadron. From June 1976 to Jan. 1980 we were assigned to Moody AFB GA Munitions Maintenance Squadron. Was Headquarters Special Assignment from Jan 1980 to Sept. 1982 as HQ Logistics Munitions RDF Analysis Division. Now reside in Houston Texas working on JSC programs in support of the Lunar and Mars expeditions.)

COBLENTZ, Larry / SSgt / 76th AMU / 462X0 / May 1984 - October 1985 EMail: (Good to see some familiar names. Many fond memories from this assignment.)

COCHRAN, Larry / SMsgt / Weapons / AGS/EMS / 1972 - 1990 EMail: (The times at England AFB were the best of my Air Force Career. Boy I love Alexandria.

COLLIS, Jeff / Spouse: Shelby / Sgt (E-4) / 23rd Security Police Sq / December 1987 - July 1991 / Law Enforcement Specialist EMail: (Loved the area. My oldest son, Dean, was born at the hospital on base. Miss the food and friends!!!!)

CONTI, Ed / Spouse: Cheryl / A2C/E3 /401ST/834th Supply Squadron / November 1963 - June 1967 / Fuel Specialist (POL) Email: (I came to Louisiana in 1963 from Richmond, VA and I still live in Louisiana. I ate the food and drank the water and was hooked for life)

COOK, Walter L / E4 / 43250/ 366th Field Maint Sq / April 1955 - December 1956 EMail: (Was stationed at Alexandria and marched in the parade the day the name was changed to England AFB. Went there as a 17 year old and left much older)

COOK, Chris / E-4 / March 1985 - October 1989 / 46150 Munitions (Bomb Dump) EMail (This was my first and only duty station before I separated in 1989 - what tremendous memories - would love to hear from the guys in the 75th CMU or anyone who was stationed there at this time.)

COOKSEY, Wayne O. / Spouse: Loma M. / SSgt / 44370/ 4532nd CCTS / 1967 - 1968 / EMail: (Came to England from Phan Rang AFB, Viet Nam in March 1967. Helped organize the 4532nd. Was one of the first few people to be assigned to the unit. Ran Maintenance Control with the help of SSgt Bob Caron until others arrived in late summer. Was sent to Pope AFB, NC in June 1968 to Det 2, First Special Operation Sq. Retired from Graig AFB, AL in 1976.

CORWIN, Jack / Spouse: Pam / SSgt / 23rd SPS / February 1977 - September 1980 / Security Police Training Section Email:

COTHRON, Rob / Spouse Michele / Major / 23rd Medical Group / 41A3/ May 90 - Dec 92 EMail:

COTTEN, Billy G / Spouse: Monterey / MSgt / 43171A A/C Maint Supv / Air Base Gp T-33's / 1954 - 1959 EMail: (EAFB was the most enjoyable tour I had on active duty.) Note from webmaster: Billy has passed away)

COYNE, Martin "Marty" / Spouse: Kathleen "Kathy" Coyne / E1 - E4 / 834th CSS & 8th ACS (RT) / July 1966 - September 1968 / Photographer/Photo Tech Email: (I had Maj Ifland as the CO with Lt Diamond as my immediate boss, along with MSgt Charlie D. Goodman as the First Shirt. The guys I worked with, NCO and Airmen, were the best bunch I met in my 26 Years with the USAF (Yes…I was a lifer). I often wished we could have a reunion, before we all become ground-huggers!)

CRUSENBERRY, Louis / Spouse Eva / MSgt. Retired / CBPO / 1952-54 & 1956-62 Civilian Employee from 1977-88 EMail: (Web Site) (EnglandAFB.COM Webmaster) (Like a large number of personnel stationed at England AFB I too retired in the area. I live in Pineville. Would love to hear from everyone that had a part in keeping the peace while stationed at Alexandria AFB/England AFB.) CRUSENBERRY, Wendell / S@pouse Brenda / SSgt./ 1908th AFCS / 1972-1976 (Web Site)


DAHL, Gregory R. / Spouse: Brenda / E-4 / 23rd TFW / A-10 Crew Chief / 1988 - 1989 EMail:

DAY, Edwin (MD) / Spouse: Stephanie / Major / 23TFW / Medical Officer / 1975 - 1977 Email: (I am practicing in Lafayette, Louisiana)

DEEM, William / Spouse: Yong / AlC / 23 EMS / 1979 - 1981 / Corrosion Control EMail: (Had a great time painting (all the A-7's when they were transferring out and had a great time putting the teeth on the new A-10's when the got their sorties.)

DOWNS, James E / Spouse: / Patricia / E-4 Sgt / Supply Sq / 1969 - 1973 /Inventory Management Spec - Maintenance Supply Material Control (First assigned to 4532 CCTS (TAC) A-37's, then assigned to 416th TFS F-100's and then to 23 TFW A-7 Flying Tigers. I enjoyed all three areas of assignments. Had good friendships with guys in maintenance and base supply. Also gooney birds where a good aircraft. Hope to get back someday.)

DOYLE, Perry / AlC / 23rd EMS / 1982 - 1984 / Armament Systems Specialist / EMail:

DRAKE, Ron / SSgt / 23rd Services Sq / 3M071 (61171) / June 1984 - October 1992 EMail: / 8 really good years to be a Flying Tiger!!

DILLOW, Dave / Spouse: Kate / SSgt / 23rd Supply Squadron / 1980 - 1982 EMail: (Like to hear from you)

DUFF, F. L. / MSgt Retired / 401st Tac Fighter Wing / Personnel / 1954-63, 1967-68, & 1972-74

DUHAMEL, Donald Edward / Spouse: Pauline / AlC / 43151C / 612th TFS / 1956 - 1960 EMail:

DOSTER, James T III / Doctor / Rank ? / "My father Dr. James Thomas Doster III, or Jim as he was called, was at England Air Force Base in the late 1960's. He was an Obgyn at the hospital and had a wife named Marjorie. He was a pilot but only flew privately and ultimately was killed in a plane crash in December 11, 1970 in Texas with his friend Jim Mosely. I wish I had more information about my dad but I was only three when he died and would love to talk to people who knew him and could tell me anything about him at all." Kate Doster, EMail:


EDMISTON, Douglas / E-4 / 23rd CRS / 1987 - 1990 / Avionics Sensor Systems Specialist EMail: (I painted the era appropriate symbology on the P40 that was at one time on static display at England (below) when it was being restored. My understanding is that this aircraft has been moved to Pope AFB. I still do graphic arts ( ) if you ever need any clipart/graphics created.) See pictures at

DWARDS, Cindy Vercher / Sgt / CBPO / 1980 - 1985 / NCOIC of Intro / EMail: (If you were stationed at England AFB during this time, you saw me!! I was Intro and everyone went thru me or Tamala to process in the base. We only had a 2 person shop. I am from Alex, so it was a great choice to put me in INTRO as I knew the area well. I did get married there, but unfortunately got divorced. I have to say being stationed in my home town was truly great. I also knew quite a few people from 1976-1979 also as I dated guys from England and Ft Polk. Had great time at Satellite Club, Fools Gold, Leroys, Bowlero, etc. If you know me hit me up.)

EMERY, Mike E-3 / 461X0/2WO1/AMMO / 23 EMS/76th CMU / April 1988 - September 1989 EMail:

ENGLAND, Thomas "Stan" / / 23rd EMS / Aug. 1976 - Mar. 1980 / 31651L / EMail: (I painted the Maverick and Sidewinder pictures on the panels we used to plug the blast ports of the missile shop. Also guilty for putting dummy AIM-9 made from irrigation pipe in the entrance sign to the bomb dump. Unfortunately I was also there to clean up the crash site when the commanders plane went down on the bombing range.)

ENGLISH, Terry / MSgt / 23rd EMS / 1984 - 1986 / First Sergeant / EMail: (I am surprised to see no other First Sergeants or Commanders here? Anyone knowing the location of any of the 84-86 timeframe 1st Sgts or CMSgt Jerry Hilton please contact me. I would also like to locate Robbie Conners (ex SP 1st Sgt). If anyone is in contact with him. And of course anyone wanting to B.S. with an old retired fart, just email me!!) ENGLISH, Jerry R / Spouse: Gail / SSgt / 43151a / 603rd Air Commando Sq / Mar 1966 - Nov 1967 EMail:

EVANS, Rob / E2-E4 / 1908 Comm Sq / 1987 - 1989 / Secure Comm Tech / Email: (Started off as 1908th CC then became 1986th CC and then finally 23rd CC)


FIORELLO, Robet J / Spouse: Peg (Deceased) / MSgt / 64570 (Material Control & Logistics 653rd AC&W Sq, 23rd TFW / 1960-63 (653rd) 1971-75 (23rd TFW) EMail: (Lived off base during my first stay and on base during my last tour. If ever I had a second home, EAFB was it. I spent many happy days on that base. Especially with my old friends at the 653rd. Major Hiltz was my boss at the time (Great Guy.) Good luck to him in his retiring days. It was great to see that the golf course has vastly improved. In fact, the local community has put in a brand new course. I'd love to get over thee and play a round. I would be happy to hear from anyone that cares to chat about old times.)

FERTIG, John / Spouse: Judy / SSgt / 23 TFW/FMS / Parachute Rigger / October 70 - June 1974 EMail: (There was not a body of water in the area that you couldn't catch a fish!!!)

FISHER, Don / Spouse: Faye Fisher / Sgt / December 1973 to July 1977 / Weapons Mechanic (Nights) Email: (We both enjoyed our time at England AFB and Alexandria. Would enjoy hearing from anyone from that time.)

FRECHE, Robert / Christine / Retired / 23rd CES / Mar 1985 - Dec 1992 / Entomology EMail: (I was there and helped build the Air Park, the huge playground in Housing, how about cleaning bird doo-doo and straightening the street signs. England AFB was my first duty station out of basic and tech school. I have to say it was my best assignment and Alexandria was a wonderful city with wonderful people. Lots of memories, I miss it. Someday I'll make it back for a visit.)

FRELICH, L. Richard Jr / Spouse: Margaret (Peggy) J / TSgt/E-6 / NCOIC Pass & ID - Assistant Flight Chief - Desk Sergeant - Senior Patrolman / 23rd SPS / November 19, 1976 - 1st of 1984. Retired May 1, 1992. ( I enjoyed my time at EAFB were I met my present wife of 30 years, 6 months. My 2 grown children were born in Alexandria (son May 26th 1981 and daughter November 9th 1983. My wife and I are both retired with me on May 1st 1992 and my wife on October 1st 1993. We live in Minnesota near the twin cities(Minneapolis-St Paul) about 20 miles from the Mall of America. I also enjoyed my time working at the Bowling Center with some really great people. especially the Manager Louis Crusenberry and Admin/Day Manager Holley Martin. I just can't believe that it has been 18 years since I've retired and 26 years since I left EAFB. I still can't believe they closed it down.)

FRELICH, Margaret (Peggy) J / Spouse: L Richard Jr / MSgt/E-7 Ret) / Medical Logistics / Base Hospital / NCOIC Warehouse / December 1977 - November 1, 1984 / Retired 1 October 1993.


GAGLIANO, Anthony J, Sr / Spouse Shirley M / SSgt Then / 43151C / 614th TFS / Feb 1956 - July 1959 EMail: (I am the originator, organizer, first chairman, present Secretary/Treasurer and operator of The Great 401st TFW Reunion Association. We have had 401st Reunions every two years since June 1989. Our next Reunion will be in Biloxi, Mississippi in the last week of April 2005. All those people that were at England AFB, Torrejon, Spain or anywhere else that want to come to our 401st Reunions are welcome to join our 401st TFW Reunion Association. Some of our members were never in the 401st. You may start out by e-mailing me to request a 401st TFW Reunion Association Membership Application Form. Don't hesitate to join. We really have a great time at our Reunions. All 401st people are really great folks. (Click Here For My Web Site)

GALLAGHER, Bob / A/1C / 4412th CCTS / May 1967 - May 1969 / Aircraft Electrician 423x0 EMail: I was stationed at England AFB right out of Tech School (Chanute). Arrived at EAFB in May of '67 as an A3C 3 level, and left in May of '69 headed for NKP Thailand with a line number for SSgt. I was assigned to the 4412th CCTS (which trained C-47 / AC-47 combat crews headed for Vietnam). Also did a short stint in the FMS Electric Shop when the base reorganized from Organizational Maintenance to Field Maintenance and then back to Organizational Maintenance. I was an Aircraft Electrician 423x0. It was a good assignment and probably would have reenlisted if I was guaranteed reassignment to EAFB. I did take a driving tour out to Ohio to visit a buddy in 1976, then down to England AFB to look up some other buddies. The base had changed operations and were flying A-7's at that time. In addition to the AC-47's there were A-26's,C-123's,A-37's (training USAF and VNAF) for combat duty in VN. In the John Wayne movie 'Green Beret's', the scene of the AC-47 strafing the overrun base was filmed using our AC-47's.

GANDY, Ray / Spouse: Margaret / A/2C / 366th CAMS & 401st CAMS / May 1958 - October 1961 / Jet Eng Spec/Crew Chief EMail: (Would love to her from all who wish to correspond)

GARDINER, William / SSGT / 391st- 612th FBS / 1953 - 1954 Crew Chief F-51/Jet Engine Tech Email:

GILES, Howard E / Spouse Sallye / SSgt / 614th / August 1954 - January 1958 EMail:

GIBSON, Kirk /Sr Amn / 31651l Missile Maintenance / 23 MMS / Nov 1974 - Aug 1976 EMail: (Anybody from missile shopl or flight line from these dates out there??? Drop me a line.)

GLEASON, Robert A. / AlC / 67151 / 401st Headquarters Squadron / Oct 1963 - Dec 1965 EMail:

GOTT, James E / Spouse: Judy / A1C / 4315lC / 612th, 613th, 614th, 615th / July 1963 - September 1966 EMail:

GOULD, Michael / 1986 - 1991 / (My father, TSGT Gary Gould served in the SP's here from January 1986 to May 1992.)

GREGG, James A / 1st Lt / 613th / 1954 - 1955 EMail:

GREENE, James Doc / Spouse: JoAnne / Sgt / Transient Alert / November 1972 - June 1975 / Aircraft Maintenance specialist assigned to Transient Alert / Email: ( I loved my time at EAFB. I attended church at 2nd Baptist with Pastor Joe Sharp and Was the founder of a Band called Chugwater, which played at the Officers club the NCO club and a few times at the Airmen's club from 1973 to 1975 when I left active duty and began to perform professionally in Alexandria. other members of the band were Russel Benoit, Ajax Dow, Chuck Aaron, and Bill Lewandowski. All of whom I maintain some contact with).

GREENE, Kenneth E. / Lt / 614th / 1957 - 1958 / Pilot Email: (I'm wondering if any one knew my brother, or has any info about, Lt. Kenneth Greene who was stationed at England AFB when his jet crashed April 18, 1958, just a mile from the runway. I believe he was a member of the 614th FBS. Any info will be appreciated.) Many Thanks, Ellen Greene Bailey


HAILEY, Richard M. / Spouse Barbara Sue / MSgt / 389the, 391st, 612th, 613th, 614th, & 401 TFW / 1951 - 1954; 1956 -1966; 1968 - 1972 EMail: (Out of 20 years of service 18 was at England, twelve months in Japan and 12 in Vietnam. Liked the area so well when I retired I made it my home. There is a large number of 401st retirees still in the area.+

HAISTY, John / Spouse Carolyn / 612th FBS / 1954 - 1961 EMail:

HALTON, John / Spouse Rita (Poe) / 2nd Lt - Captain / Fighter Pilot / 391st FBS / TFS/ April 1954 - June 1961 Email: ("Green Sixteen" right out of Nellis AFB - F-86F. Flew the F-86F, F-84F, F-100D and F100F all with the same unit. Never lost a pilot. Six month rotation in Aviano, Italy on Nuke alert when it was still a sleepy little Italian village. Went on to fly the F-105B, D F, C-141, and C-5 prior to the inevitable desk. Still think of Alex as my second home!

HAMM, David / Spouse: Genie / E-4 /23rd Trans / November 1988 - November 1990 / Vehicle Operator - Email: went TDY to Suadi in August '90 for the build up in troops at King Khalid. Doesn't seem right that the paper pushers couldn't leave England open longer. Home for two years and I find that I miss it sometimes. I hate that they closed the old girl down. I had some fine times there. )

HANNES, Peter J / Spouse: Lisa / Sgt / 23 Supply Sq / 1984 - 1988 EMail: (I had some of the best times of my life in Alex. Made some truly great friends and still have some of those friendships today.)

HARDING, Gary / Spouse: Jeanie / Sgt (E-4) / 834 CES / Crash Rescue Firefighter / August 1965 - August 1968 EMail: (Will never forget England AFB. Worked out of bldg #500. Doubt if it is still there. Even was part of a band called the XL's. Sure would like to hear from anybody in the fire department there.)

HARRIS, Lou / Spouse Emily / Colonel / Fighter Pilot / 613th TFS & 401st TFW / Dec 1956 - Aug 1960 EMail:

HART, Larry / E-4 / 81150 Security Specialist / 23rd SPS / March 1976 - August 1979 Email: ( Many fond memories of EAFB and still very good friends with fellow airman. In July of 2002 I drove through and paid a visit to the base. A flood of memories came back and I found it hard to leave after only an hour's visit of driving ALL of the streets that I used to patrol as an SP. I took a couple of rolls of pictures to share with old friends.)

HARWOOD, Larry K / Spouse Phyllis / Captain/Major / 74 TFS / 1970/1974-1977 EMail:

HAWES, Stephan / Spouse: Tracie / E-5 / Crash/Air Park Builder / 23 EMS/Crash Rec / 1982 - 1990 EMail: (If anyone was there when the Air Park was built, I was the guy with the Red Hardhat!)

HEATHCOCK, Walter L / A/2C / Jet Eng Mech / 366 FMS / March 1955 - December 1956 Email: (I was stationed at Alexandria and marched in the parade when the name was changed from Alexandria AFB to England AFB.)

HERNANDEZ, Gary / SSgt / 23 Trans Sq / 1988 - 1992 / Fleet Manager/Chief Dispatcher Email: for anyone from the old 23 Transportation Sq)

HILTZ, Kenneth M / Spouse Anne Menefee / Major / 401st ABG / T-33 Instructor / 1959 - 1962 / EMail: (We enjoyed our stay at England AFB and lived on Base. I was transferred to the 8th TFW in Japan with duty at Osan, Korea. We have visited the base in travels and still love the area. I flew F-105's in Vietnam and retired from the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks and Kelly AFB in 1970. A second career carried me in many countries working for a large International Company.)

HODGES, Ken / E-4 / 3381st Communications / May 1973 - August 1976 (Any of the RAPCON (Air Traffic Controllers) out there??

HOLCOMB, James E / A/1C - TSGT / 30171 / 613th FBS, 401st AEMS, 366th AEMS (622nd Radar)/ 1954 - 1958 EMail: (From Tar Paper to Concrete Blocks)

HOLEN, Herbert H / Spouse Carrie / TSgt / 32270B / 366 A&E, 309 FTD, 614 TFS / Nov 1957 - March 1962 EMail:

HOLM, Robert A / Spouse: Mary / 1st Lt / 401st Air Police Squadron/ August 1960 - July 1963 EMail: Among the most memorable experiences was five weeks TDY at Homestead AFB, FL during the Cuban Missile Crisis. We enjoyed our three years at England, especially all the nice people we met there.

HOUSTON, Raymond J. (Jack) / Spouse: Margie / A/1C / 43151C / 391st / Oct 1954 - 1957 Email: Great Web Site -- doing a wonderful job. Keeping memories alive for all the people who served there. Loved the base and the people I served with -- great town -- Alexandria.

HUTCHINS, Robert / Sgt / 46250 (Weapons load shop) / 23rd AGS -- 76th AMU / Mar 88 - Aug 91 EMail: Looking for friends who were in the 76th Weapons Shop and anyone who was in the AGS do

HUTCHESON, Albert / Spouse: Linda / AlC / 622 AREFS / In Flight Refueling Specialist / July 1962 - 1963 EMail:

HURSEY, Michael / Spouse / Tammy / Sgt (E-4) / 23rd SPS / 1982 - 1984 and 1987 - 1989 / 81152 Law Enforcement Spec / Email: / EAFB was my 1st duty station after tech school . When I got my orders I thought I was going to England UK lol than saw the LA at the end so 2 hours from home what luck. Worked the gates , patrols and the flight line. Went to Rhine Main in Germany for 3 yrs than back to EAFB for 2 more yrs. Than left to go Hahn AFB in Germany were I was born lol so had fun made lots of friends in the Air Force miss it a lot best time in my live.


IRVIN, William R / Spouse: Avis / MSgt / APG-30A Radar Technician (F-100D) / 612 FBS/401 AMS 1955 - 1957 EMail: Web Site:


JAROSZ, Mike (Wally) / A2C / 614th TFS / 1960 - 1964 / Assistant Crew Chief Email: (Joined the 401st TFW in June 1960 and was assigned to the 614th B FLT. MSgt Pickney (capo) was the FLT chief and I was assigned to SSgt J. K Bowles CC on Act 55-2874.) I remember when I first got to eafb and I was standing by the barracks, looking at the different squadron emblems. I really liked the 612th eagle and likewize the 613th and the 615th but when I saw the 614th's I really liked it the best.

JENKINS, Howard Jr / TSgt / Transportation / 1984 - 1990 / Transportation Supervisor EMail: I still have copies of the tiger talk Base paper and pics of the F-105 and F-86 being unloaded when we got them on base. We unloaded them with forklifts. Col Brooks DCM, Col Profit,Col Jamerson Wing Commander, were all there. Left Alex in 1992 and moved to Fla where I'm a Veteran Rep for the State. And Have ran into people here that were also at Engalnd AFB. So Drop me a line. The f-105 on display was flown by the Safety Officer at EAFB during Vietnam before they took it out of service. We both arrived at EAFB together. And I won't forget his face when we unloaded it off our truck. Howard.

JOHNSON, Shaun / Spouse: Jennifer / MSgt / 23 AGS / October 1980 - November 1985 / Loading Standardization/Academics Instructor EMail: (Initially started out in the 76th TFS, went to LSC in 1983 until my PCS in Nov 85 to be an instructor at Lowry AFB. Worked A-7D and A-10A.)

JONES, Bobby W / Spouse: Marry Ann / AlC / 43250 / 401st FMS / August 1957 - May 1962 EMail:

JONES, Kenneth W / Spouse: Sandra L. / CMSgt (Ret) / 76 AMU Weapons Flight / 1977 - 1986 / Weapons Maintenance Crew Chief Email: (Great tour! Enjoyed every minute of it! The 23rd Tac Fighter Wing was Americas 911 because we took care of business! Oh Yea, We also garnered 7 of nine categories during Gun Smoke 81.)


KELLER, Robert C / Spouse: Charlotte / S/SGT / 366th Installation Sq / June 1955 - March 1959 / Draftsman, AFSC 22350 Email: (After basic training at Sampson AFB, NY I spent the rest of my 4 year enlistment at England AFB. I remember arriving on the date that the ceremony was being held changing the name from Alexandria to England AFB. Because of the confusion going on that day at Wing Headquarters. I was erroneously assigned to the 366th Field Maintenance Sq. and worked in the Quality Control Section under Capt. Arlo Pasenhofer as a clerk typist for about a year. When the mistake was discovered I was then transferred to the Drafting/Engineering Dept of the 366th Installation Sq where I spent the rest of my enlistment. Being an avid outdoors person I enjoyed living in Louisiana fishing and hunting on my time off. Some of the people I remember: Van Brock, John Vnuk, Jesse Storts and, Mr. Bailey and Mr. Aymond (Civilian Employees). Does anyone remember Operation Sagebrush?? I like the web site, keep up the good work. Bob & Charlotte Keller 925-462-7942 Home 925-519-1978 (Cell)

KENNEDY, William / Spouse: Andrea / AlC / 23 Security Police Sq / 1982 - 1984 / Secuirty Specialist EMail: (England AFB was my first assignment and the best assignment I had. I am grateful for the lifetime of memories I have of EAFB. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or who served in the SPS. I still keep in touch with Steve Young, Who served in the SPS at the same time I did. I have gone back to visit twice, the last time was in 2004, I took my family and showed them around and spent the better part of a day looking around and remembering old times. Those where the good old days, I will forever miss them and all of the friends I had there.)

KERNITZKI, John / AN/E-2 / 57130 / Fire Protection Specialist / Jun 1975 - March 1976 EMail: (Moved to the Navy in 1979. Retired from same in 1998. I still miss riding the tailboards!)

KISH, William A / Spouse: Carol A / E3 / 34250 / 401st Combat Support Group / Jul 63 - Dec 66 EMail: (Flight Simulator Specialist on the F-100 Simulator and the GAM-83/AGM-12B)

KITTERMAN, William R, / Sgt / 1908th Comm Squadron / 30650 / 1968 - 1972 EMail: Sad to learn the base has been closed!

KING, Steven W / Sgt / 23 AGS - 76th AMU / 462X0 / Oct 1986 - Aug 1990

KONRATH, Kurt E. / Kathy / E-2 - E-7 / Many Organizations / November 1976 - December 1992 / Various Jobs EMail: (Arrived at England in Nov 76, assigned to 23 OMS, deployed to Cope Elite, HI in Feb 77 till May 77. In 79 cross-trained to Base Photo Lab, worked there three years. Pcsed to Barksdale AFB in June 82, returned in Aug 84. Was forced back to Crew Chief and worked in 23 AGS. Worked in black and red sections, MAT and went to Suwon in 86. Returned in 87 and worked blue, Phase and Weapons Load as ICT trainer. Cross trained again to Medical supply, and moved to the 23 TFW Hospital. Stayed till 2 Dec 92, when we closed the hospital and moved to Tinker AFB, and retired in 2000.)

KNUTSON, David / Spouse Carol / A/1C / 366th, 622nd Air Refueling Sq, & 401st / 1958 - 1959 EMail: (Arrived at England AFB in January 1958. Served with the 366th, 622nd AREFS, but ended up in the 401st in 1959. Left England in December 1959. Visited England last fall and am wondering why there is not an f-100 on display. Many great memories from that tour - especially the juke joints and a gal we called Long Tall Sally! PS - Thanks for the memories brought back by this web site!


LARSON, Matt / SrA / Accounting & Finance / Feb 1982 - Mar 1985 / Material Accounting Email: (First assignment and enjoyed by stay at EAFB. Great place and wonderful people)

LASHUA, Alabert E / Spouse / Katherine A / A/2C / 70250 / 612th TFS & 615th TFS / 1955 - 1958 EMail:

LAVERGNE, Jerry / Natalie / MSgt (Ret) / 23 SPS / 1983 - Closing / Security Police / EMail:

LaBARRE, Doald L. Jr / Spouse: Margaret / Sgt E-4 / 8th Air Commando Squadron, 1st Special Operations Wing / January 1967 - October 1968/ Aerospace Photo Systems Technician Email: (I often think about my time in the Air Commandos. To long ago and to short a time in this life. I am retired now from the State of Connecticut. I collect a good pension and teach part-time at the town High School. I keep in contact with one old friend from EAFB. His name is Earle Clark. Earle made a career of the Air Force. It would be good to hear from some of the other fellas that used to take coffee breaks in the old "Tiger Den".)

LeBlanc, Kirtley / Spouse / MSgt / 23 OMS/AGS / NCOIC MSPE / 1974 - 1979 N EMail:

LEE, Bobby E. / Spouse: Patricia R. / 612th, 613th, 614th / May 1962 - April 1966 EMail: (Assigned to the 612th, but did numerous tdy's with the 613th, 614th. Transferred to Spain with the 613th in April 1966.) (358 W. Main St., Arcola, IL 61910 Ph: 217-268-3122)

LEE, Nancy / E-1 / Subsistence Operations Specialist / AFCOMS / Nov 1989 - Jun 1990 Email:

LINDSAY, Thomas R (TR) / Spouse: Josephine / T/Sgt / Electronics Email: (I retired in Alexandria, LA after my service years. I was in service for over 27 years and was at a lot of different stations. I was called TR Lindsay in the service.)

LINDSTROM, John C / / 1ST Lt / 23rd AMS,MMS CMS / Executive Support Officer / 1973 - 1977 EMail: / Wing Information Officer for a year, Junior Officer Council President, Junior Officer of the Year 1976, Started a small Flying Tigers museum on base. Have no idea what happened to the memorabilia we gathered. Was also on 4 accident investigation boards. Really loved my time at EAFB!

LOFTON, James D. "Slim" / Cheyenne, WY 82001 / E4 - Sgt / 23rd MMS-AGS / Weapons Loading / 1975 - 1979 EMail: / I loved my time at EAFB. Made lifelong friends there.

LONG, Jason / Spouse: Dorothy / SSgt / 23EMS / Jet Mechanic / September 1986 - November 1990 EMail:

LORTIE, Michael / Sgt-E-4 / 23 AGS, 76 AMU / September 1989 - June 1992 / 455X3B/Avionics Guidance and Control EMail:

LOVERGNE, Robert (Bobby) / Spouse: Nellie / SRA/SSgt / 23 EMS / January 1986 - July 1992. EMail: (England AFB had to be one of the best assignments I ever had. All of the people assigned there whether enlisted or officers got along for the most part and worked together to make the base what it was. Even with our time in the desert for Desert Storm everyone made the most of it and we all came home. Worst mistake Congress made was to close EAFB)


MAHATHY, Ray / SSgt / 74th AMU/23 DCM / 1984 - 1992 / Crew Chief/QA Inspector Email: (England AFB was the duty station I loved the most in my 20 year career. I've never had the same quality friends that I had in the eight years I lived and worked there. I miss those days.)

Melton, David / Sgt / 23rd TFW / September 1972 - April 1975/ Avionics Instrument Specialist EMail: Personal Website: (Spent a great two and half years at EAFB. First son born in the Catholic hospital. Two fondest memories of people: Owen Hornstein and Father Joseph Manning. Loved my stay!

MERLAU, John / Spouse: Misty / SSgt / 23rd CRS / Jet Engine Mechanic / November 1980 - November 1986 EMail: / (Hello to everyone that I had the pleasure of working with in the engine shop. Sure do miss those Tiger Thrust exercises. I have fond memories of EAFB and Alexandria. Hello to all my comrades still there attending the Pentecostals of Alexandria. To all who know me or want to, drop me a line sometime. Would love to hear from you.)

MALENFANT, Dennis / Spouse: Brenda / SMSgt / Officers Club / May 1979 - February1980 Email: (I was with the 23rd TFW back in the good old days. Was in the Officers Open Mess back then). Currently I am First Sergeant of the 470 ABS in Geilenkirchen, Germany)

MANNION, Mike "Taco" / Spouse: Ida / Sgt / 64551 / 23rd Supply / 1978 - 1982 EMAIL: EAFB was my first assignment with countless memories (i.e. road trips to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Biloxi, etc., the Satellite Club (just outside the base), Operation Positive Leap '78 on on! Met a bunch of fine people and hope someday to hear from some.

MANSBERGER, Daniel F / E-4 AlC / 1908th Comm Sq / August 1963 - February 1965 / Crew Chief, Charlie Shift / EMail: (Charlie Shift, Comm Center, Teletype, Telephone, Western Union, Rama Supplie Cards network, Barricks - 1st Floor of the NCO Training School. Lots midnight chow. Many visits to downtown Alexandria and Pineville.)

MASON, Robert E / Spouse: Teresa / Sgt / 1908 Comm Sq (AFCC) / January 1980 - August 1983 / Asst Chief of Administration EMail: (Have lots of good memories of our time there and in the Alexandria/Pineville area. Would love to hear from some of you.)

McDONOUGH, Kevin / AlC / 3727 CSGP / Air Operations Center Specialist / 1973 - 1974 EMail: (I would love to visit the area again!)

McKINLEY, George J Sr / Pinkie A / TSgt / 64151 / 614th FBS / 1953 - 1958 EMail: (Was assigned to the 614th Ftr Bomber Sq under the command of Major Robert C Ruby in 1953. The squadron later was commanded by Major Robert A Coury. It was under his command that the organization rotated to Aviano, Italy in 1956. I remember well that we replaced the 390th Ftr Bomber Sq.)

McDANIEL, Tom / AlC / January 1971 - August 1972 / EMail: (I was stationed at England AFB from January 1971 to August 1972. I was assigned to the 23rd Civil Engineering Squadon. I enjoyed my stay in Alex very much. Would love to go back now and see the place. Anyone that may have known me from that time please e-mail me.)

McTAMNEY, Michael / Son of Major John M McTamney. EMail: (My father was Major John M McTamney. He served in Base Housing/Operations during the early to mid 1960's. He was also involved in the development of the grammar school.)

MILLER, Charles W / Spouse: Nancy / SSGT / 27250 / 1908th COMM Sq / 1967 - 1969 EMail: (I visited the base in July 2001 while driving through Louisiana)

MILLER, Glenn / SSgt / 423X5 / 23 EMS AGE / May 82 - May 84 & May 86 - Feb 89 EMail: (Hated the place when I first got ther, but later came to call it my second home. Hted to see it close, hate it more to see how run down it is now. Spent a lot of time painting and pulling grass out of the cracks of TACs show base...RIP EAFB.

MILLER, Jerome / A1C / 42350 / 1956 - 1959 / 390th, 366th CMS, 401st CMS EMail:

MILLER, Jimmie R / Spouse: Aimee / S/Sgt / 127th Ftr Bmr Sq / Specialist Aircraft Hydraulics Email: Before England AFB... I was assigned to Alexandria Air Force Base the 127th Ftr Bmr Sqd. At that time, our aircraft were the older F-84s with four P-51 fighters and a couple T-33s. We were sent in the early spring of 52 to the ETO as the foe was massing at the German sector. Our base was at Chaumont, France. Many of our group returned to England AFB after hostilities ceased in the ETO. I served my enlistment and kept Aviation as my Career with the Airlines. Fond memories are of Alexandria and the people. Many of our Chaumont AFB Airmen returned we called it....Alex!

MILNE, Chuck / Spouse: Judy / Sgt / 1908th Comm Sq / 1978 - 1981 / Air Traffic Control / EMail: (I worked in RAPCON most of that time. I spent about six months in the control tower.)

MINNICK, Ron / Spouse: Frances / A2C / 1908th AACS / September 1956 - 1959 / Morning Report Clerk Email (A Yankee farm boy growing up in the south, with Uncle Sam's help, learning job skills that have lasted a life-time. Alexandria was a great town, good people, food, and life-style. Although my Air Force time was only 4 years, I'm still proud to stand and say I was part of the USAF!)

MOBLEY, Bob / 462X0 /Weapons Loader (Red Section) 76th AMU - 23 AGS / Jun 1983 - April 1987 and April 1988 - Feb 1992. EMail: Web Site (for any of you that knew me back then drop me a line. Some of us ex-wpns troops are trying to establish a communications link with past loaders) (I have many fond memories of the base and CenLA. Thanks to Jeff Meier for the old photos he sent to you. I was also a weapons loader from the 76th AMU (Red Section). I've since retired from the military and live in southern Mississippi. Maybe one of these days I can make a trip back to CenLa to see how the place has "grown up". Again, thanks for keeping the base alive.)

MOORHEAD, Richard Wayne / Spouse: Norine / Major / Spring of 1969 Email: Web Site: (Gunner school was an experience that ranks at the top of my USAF career. No one can describe it. I relive it daily.)

MORGAN, Joe / Spouse: Christine / E-4/Sgt / 23AGS / 1977 - 1980 / Crew Chief/Expeditor (Black Section) EMail:

MORSE, Robert SRA / 32854 / 23rd AFB, 74th AMU / 1983 - 1986 EMail: (Looking for old friends in the 74th and 75th (even if you don't know me) Drop me a note, you might know how to contact someone I am look for.)

MOUNGER, Scott A / Spouse Monica A / AB - Sgt / 1C371 / EMS / 23rd TFW / 1983 - 1987 EMail: (Web Site) (England AFB was my first and most memorable base. I loved it there mainly because I was only 90 or so miles from my hometown - Monroe, LA. I initially worked at the AGE shop under EMS and retrained into the command and control career field in 1985. I returned to England and worked in the Wing Command Post until 1987 when I departed for greener pastures in Germany. I truly miss England. It was the last clearly focused mission base I ever served at until I went to Kunsan AB, ROK last year.)

MECHLING, Eugene B Jr /Spouse Ann / Then 1st Lt - Capt - Now Colonel / Fighter Pilot / 1435 Opns / 173rd, 390th, 612th, 613th, 366th, & 401st FBG Opns 401G / 1952 - 1957 EMail: (Alex was a great station and town. I came from Korea to England AFB when it was Alexandria AFB. I joined the 132d Air Guard Fighter Group and the 173d Sqn shortly after it had moved from Dow AFB in Bangor, Maine with their 51's. I was ready to check out in the Mustang, when they announced they were getting F-86F's. I dropped the 51 checkout idea like a hot potato for the Sabre. I have kicked myself ever since. I loved the 86, but wish I had gotten some time in the Spam Can. Great Commanders that I worked for Van Etten, O'Keefe, Whiteman, Benz. Wonderful times and great people on base and in the Alexandria/Pineville area. A special memory those years. EBM

MARINE, Maynard Tobin /Spouse Dorothy Adams Marine / 30170 / 401st A& E Squadron / 1960 - 1965 EMail: (I made a lot of good friends in that five years. It turned out to be a pleasant five years.)

McABEE, Harold F / Spouse: Kathy / MSgt / 43174 - 43290 / 622nd Air Refueling Squadron - 612th TFS / September 1957 - August 1965 EMail: (Web Site) (My assignments there were really great. Enjoyed the area very much. Had intended to retire in Pineville, LA, but things didn't work out. Living in Kentucky now.

MEIER, Jeff / AlC / 462X0 / 76th AMU / July 1982 - July 1984 EMail: EAFB was my first Active duty assignment, and I really enloyed my tour there. I made some great friends and have some great memories of the days there. It a place where I learned many new things and coming from Illinois was my first real taste of the "SOUTH" . The people were generally friendly, but I always made sure and told them I was AIR FORCE from England and not ARMY from Fort Polk. That seemed to help!! I still was amazed at the differences in race relations. I worked with a black supervisor Sgt Leon Carey and yet there were places we could not go and have a drink together in. That still is so strange to me. I hope that type of attitude is gone, because we just don't need that crap anymore. Thanks for the memories!!

MORAN, Christopher Sean / Spouse: Marry Ktherine Devery Moran / SSGT (E-5) / 23 CRS / 1988 - 1990 / Jet Engine Mechanice - NCOIC Assy Rep Sect EMail: / I was in the propulsion branch. MSgt Blodgett, TSgt McBride, SRA Johnson, MSgt Ainsworth to name a few. Anybody out there please email me. Best assignment in TAC.

MOUNIR, (AKA Charles) Mina / A/2C / Base Supply / Mar 1963 - May 1965 EMail: (Anyone that remembers me may contact me at my email address. I am always getting flash backs of those dates above. I had a wonderful time there. Especially at the Aero club. Always on my mind...Mina

MURPHY, Bob / Spouse: Sandi / 1st Lt / 401st/834th Transportation Sq / September 1963 - September 1965 / Traffic Management Officer Email: (My favorite Air Force assignment. Married a local girl (Sandi Gremillion) and thoroughly enjoyed my time in Alexandria. I recall loading many C-130's at our Aerial Port during ORI's, ORE's and rotational TDY's to Turkey, the Philippines and Vietnam.)

MYERS, Martha Morgenstern Merrihew / Spouse: David / Sgt / Jet Mechanic / 23 CRS / Personnel / 1975-1979 My husband David passed away on January 16, 2002. I presently live in Indiana. T Email:


NEAS, Kendall / Spouse / Grace / MSgt (Ret.) / DCM / 751X1 / November 1986 - February 92 EMail: (Started out with CRS as a 341X6 (Flight Simulator) which later was transferred to the operations side as DOTS. Within 18 months we turned off the A10 OFT for the final time. Retrained as a 751 and worked for MAT next door to the 76th AMU from '89 to '92. Acted as training manager for AGS during that period. Remember that TSgt that bugged you about Rivet Workforce................well that was me. Worked the flightline during Desert Shield/Storm supervising crews pushing cargo, watching friends and coworkers go into harms way. They all returned............thank God! Only to find out that their home would be no more. Fallen to the bean counters. But not forgotten! Transferred to DMAFB and watched as our jets gathered in long rows at AMARC possibly never to fly again. )

NEHER, Jim / Spouse / Lt Col / 615th, 612th, 401st / 1958 - 1964 / Pilot, 401st Flight Safety Wife Lorrie had heart attack in January 1904. Heart stopped for ten minutes. Recovering well. A miracle of God. Email:

NEUMANN, Chris D. / Spouse: Cindy / SSgt / 23rd SPS, 1986 - 1991 / Security Specialist Email:


OLSON, Jeff / SSgt / 23rd TFW Intelligence Division / 20650 (Imagery Interpreter) / 1974 - 1978 EMail: (I have many fond memories of the base and people of central Louisiana)

OWEN, Rick / Sgt / 64130 Fuels Spec / POL / November 1970 - April 1971 Email: (Don't remember the Squadron number, was a cross-trainee from munitions coming back from Tuy, then to Da Nang as an ammo man.


PALKO, Tom / TSgt. Retired / 1908th Comm Sq / 30371 / 1967-70 & 1974-79 EMail:

PARADIS, Mark / Spouse: Cindy / Sgt / Crew Chief / November 79 - November 1983 EMail:

PAWLUK, Al / Sgt/ 319th ACS / 1966 - 1969 / (I was in the 319th ACS flying C-123's from early 1966 until February 1969 as a Loadmaster. Of course we flew all over the States, Central America, and delivered the updated C-123 K model to Phang Rang, Viet Nam. I do have pictures I will try to find in the basement--LOL I took a trip to Florida last year and stopped to visit England AFB driving home. The memories just flooded back as I drove on base. The hanger we used is still on the flight line but the Operations Building across the street was gone. The water tower is gone along with the swimmer pool. The barracks I lived in is condemned - WOW I was just there--LOL Thanks for putting up and maintaining the site--I will do my best to find those pictures.) Alexander Pawluk Email:

PEEK, Darryl (PK) / SSgt / 23 AGS / 46270 Weapons Loader 76th AMU / September 1989 - April 1992 EMail:

PELLEGRIN, Mark / Senior Airman / 462 Aircraft Armament / 75th UMU / 1987 - 1991 Email:

PENNINGTON, Scott / Sgt / Spouse Lori / 23rd CRS/ Jet Mech / 1984 - 1989 EMail: (Want to hear from old me)

PETERSON, Dick / Sgt / Spouse Shirley / 401st CMS/ England AFB - January, 1961 - May, 1963/ Email: Cell#: 817-320-8818

PHILLIPS, Julia (Rivera) Spouse: Marcos / E-4 / 23 EMS & CBPO / England AFB - January 1990 - October 1992 / Email: (Worked in the orderly room for EMS and customer service at CBPO)

POPE , Bryan / Kimberly / SSgt / 23 OMS / March 75 / Crew Chief EMail: (Would love to hear from some people that were there.)

PRATER, Donald /A1C/ Fire protection Specialist / 23rd CES / Nov 1979 - Feb 1982 EMail: (Would be great to hear from someone who serve in fire protection during those times at England AFB PURDY, Luke / SSgt / Spouse Lillian / 23rd AGS / 74th AMU / Avionics / Jul 1987-Aug 1990 EMail:

PUROLA, Bill /Airman / Firefighter / 23rd CES / Feb 1986 - Feb 1989 EMail: (Made a lot of memories meeting people. I will always remember the ex, T Kernan, Corning Christy, D Snyder, Harold Smiley -- My 1st Crew Chief. I look back at those years with great fondness and pride.


QUIRK, John R. "Rick" / Spouse: Gloria / Sr Airman / 137th Fighter Bomber Wing / 1951 - 1952 - Sr. Air Operations Specialist (27150) / EMail: / A rather funny tale: As you know, AEX shared the airport with Delta Airlines who had a small terminal just down from Base Ops. My first morning at Ops I took a break and slipped over to Delta for a cup of coffee and a doughnut. The first sip of the coffee nearly floored me and I couldn't figure out what was wrong but guessed it was just a bad pot. Days later I was back again for a cup and the same thing happened. Finally, I inquired and the girl on duty asked what was wrong. I asked if anyone had accidentally spilled iodine in the urn because that's what it tasted like. She was shocked to say the least, poured herself a cup, tasted it, got a big smile on her face, and asked where I was from and how long I'd been in Louisiana. When told her, she broke out laughing, telling me that the "iodine" taste was chicory! Now, this is a TRUE story, I swear! And, for as long as I remained in Louisiana, I could never get used to that taste! Would like to hear from other "old timers" who were at AEX when it reopened in 1950.


RAY, Richard E. / SSGT / 43171 / 75th AMU Crewchief / October 1977 - October 1981 Email: Came to England AFB from RAF BENTWATERS, and didn't have a clue what an A-7 looked like. Had been on trainer's and F-4's prior to the assignment. Lived in the barracks for the first year while my wife finished nursing school, then had my mobile home moved into Cabana Mobile Home Estates. Had lots of good times and made many, many friends. Everyone knew me by my nickname, or my car 1966 Ford Falcon, ''The original Brown Bomb." Would enjoy hearing from anyone I worked with, or those who might remember me.

REAVES, Michael / Teresa / Sgt/E-4 / 23rd Hospital / 1976 - 1980 / Worked the Emergency Room/Medical Services Specialist EMail: (Best four years of a young man's life! Mardi Gra with Bill Steffy and Carlin Gabby (Gabby got lost...but found later by the pier at 3AM!lol) looking for these two and Sandra Lowe Lopez and any others who worked in 23rd Hospital.)

REID, Bo / Sgt / Spouse: Pam / 76th AMU / 462X0 / Dec 1982 - Mar 1988 (I miss all of the 23rd TFW and the good friends in Alexandria)

RENNICK, Steven / Spouse: Diana / SRA / 1988 - 1991 / Air Traffic Controller / 1908 Comm Sq EMail: (Would love to hear from any of the ATC gang that worked in the RAPCON or TOWER in those days! Some of you probably remember me from what happened to me towards the end of my enlistment. email me.)

REYNOLDS, Larry / Souse: Marjorie / TSGT / 319th / 1967 - 1971 / Flight Engineer EMail: (My prime duty was ferrying C-123's back and forth to Vietnam. Flew the Fulton Missions. I had one son born there. I lived just outside the main gate. I really enjoyed my time at England.

RIGGS, Robert / Spouse: Joyce / SSGT / 27270 / 1908 AACS / 1955 - 1959 Email: (Was an Air Traffic Controller (tower & rapcon) for 4 years. It was during my shift that the commissioning flight check was made for the existing control tower from the old wooden tower with the outside steps. I-we loved the place. Lived on Texas Ave out by the Health Clinic near the water tank off McArthur Drive. Went flying back seat in a T-33 piloted by Capt Robert M. Bond doing acrobatics during Armed Forces Day Air Show in May 1959. Capt Bond went all the way to Lt Gen and was killed flying a Russian MIG (exploded.)

ROBERTSON, Rusty / Spouse: Jackquein / AlC / 75 AMU / 15 June 1981 - 20 December 1984 / Armament System Specialist 3 Man EMail: (This was my 1st Base Wow 1981 that's along time ago. TSgt George Fox was may last Crew Chief and Carl Spradlin was are 2 Man we were on a Maintenance/ Load Crew. If anyone reading this remembers the 30 mm GAU/8 that was jammed and went to the Armament Shop instead of the Gun berm and fired off a round bounced around and hit several items in shop including a LAU/88 AGM/65 Missile launcher before exiting the roof of the building. Well that was my crew that was ordered to take it to the Armament Shop with loud disagreement from TSgt Fox. There were 8 persons in that shop that night and luckily none were hit. I am now retired as of 31 Dec 2005 and living in Panama City near Tyndall AFB.)

RODGERS, Tom / Spouse: Kathy / Lt Col / 23 TFW / July 1988 - March 1991 / A-10 Pilot - CVI & Chief of Stan/Eval EMail: My father's family was from CENLA (Glenmora with a few relatives in Alex and Colfax). My grandmother was the town clerk of Glenmora and I remember when the F-100's of the 401TFW missed Claiborne range and bombed the town by mistake in the late 50's. I took my first USAF physical at the old base hospital there in 1968 while in AFROTC at LSU. I flew F-111's and A-10's during my time in the Air Force. My career came full circle when my last assignment was to England AFB. Our oldest son caught his first bass in a pond on the golf course by the back gate the evening before I deployed to Saudi Arabia in Aug 1990. I retired from the USAF in Mar 1991 We now live in Colleyville, TX (a suburb of the DFW metroplex) and I am a pilot with American Airlines. My wife Kathy has just published a novel The Final Salute. The story takes place at the base renamed Beauregard AFB (named after Camp Beauregard).

ROUSE, Fred / Spouse: Shelia / Sgt / 76th AMU Red Section / A-7 and A-10 Crew Chief / 1972-1976 & 1980-81 Email: (This base was the best assignment in my 22 years of service!)

ROUSSELL, Richard J / Spouse Dot / Major / Command Pilot / 615th / 1961 - August 1963 EMail: (Later, I was moved up to Wing Headquarters (401st) and became Chief, Command Post

ROWE, Lynn / 1st Lt / 23 Tac Hosp / 1977 - 1979 / Email: (Loved EAFB - was my first & only assignment. Was in bad accident Oct. 1979 and transferred to Wilford Hall in 1980 for more surgeries. I drove a purple Opal GT. Photo was in base newspaper a few times when highlighting hospital or ATH. Would love any pictures of hospital; the best of mine were lost in a fire. Or anyone that served at hospital during that time. Some of the names: Capts. Walker (Jack and Jill), Hilda Jones, Major Pogue, Carlan Gabby, there were some LeBlancs, Reggie Berry...those are only a few of those I remember. Loved England AFB and was saddened when medically discharged in Oct. 81.) Lynn Rowe, MA, RN-BC, CRC, QRP

RUPP, David / Spouse: Sharon / A/2C / 366 FBW & 834th Transportation Sq / June 1957 - February 1959 / Loaded Cargo Planes for AAIXCO Email: (Home is Chillicothe, MO. Miss England and Alexandria, especially old Hotel Bentley)

RUXLOW, James R / Spouse: Kristi / A/2C / 401st Base Comm / November 1958 - April 1961 / Comm Center Specialist EMail: (IN CHARGE OF OFFICERS CLUB SOUND SYSTEM-BASE TV CABLE SYSTEM-BASE SOUND ALERT SYSTEM)

RYAN, Lisa / SRA / 23rd TRS / March 1984 - January 1988 / Vehicle Operator EMail:


SANFORD, Ed / Kathy / A3C / 3rd TFW / May 1965 - February 1965 / 43151C EMail:

SANTELL, Patrick J (P.J.) / Spouse: Jeong Ay (Korean) / Sgt / 531st TFS & 90th TFS (3rd TFW) / 1964 - 1966 / Admin/Chief Clerk Email: (Most of My Air Force time was spent in the Far East, with several TDY's to Europe, including, England, Italy, Greece, Germany Etc. I did manage to make it to Three Bases in the CONUS. England AFB being my favorite for several reasons. It was the first time I had a "Brick" Building for a "Barracks" and I had a very large room all to myself. The Base itself was easy to "navigate", so you did not lose a lot of time when trying to find the BX, Base Theatre, Etc. I was single at the time and most of my "Free" time I found myself in Alexandria and/or Pineville. I recall spending a lot of time at "Leroy's Lounge" out on a highway, not too far from the Base. I had my first "Swiss-Cheese" Grilled Cheese Sandwich in a Drugstore in Downtown Alexandria and it still is one of my favorites. Since I did not have a car, I relied on "The Grey-Ghost" to get from & to the Base. I worked Part-Time at Two Radio Stations in Alexandria: KDBS and other had Pop/Rock & Roll" on AM and "Middle of the Road/Opera" and other "Boring" stuff on FM (That's where I worked). I do not recall the stations name. I knew a lot of people at England; however, it's hard to put all the names together. So I would be very happy to hear from anyone who may remember me. I have only one full name that I can recall: Paul Balog, Phil (1st only), now "Last Names Only", King, Forner, Whitehead, and a Pilot...Capt. Smith.)

SCAPARRA, Joe "Scrap" / Spouse: Theresa / 2LT - CAPT / 74th AMU/TFS / July 78 - Mar 80, Mar 84 - Jul 88 / OIC 74 AMU, 74TFS A-10 Pilot "A" Flight Commander, 23 TFW Stan Eval Email: (1st assignment worked as maintenance officer starting 23 CRS Accessory Branch, quickly moving to the 74 AMU; Later selected for Pilot Training and Returning to England AFB as A-10 pilot in the 74TFS March 1984- thru-July 1988 Loved every minute while stationed at England AFB.)

SCHREINER, Don / SSgt / 1st Air Commando / 1967 - 1968 / Radio Operator Email:

SWALLOWS, Jimmie / Spouse: Patsy / MSgt / 23 EMS / 1983 - 1991 / AGE Maintenance Superintendent EMail:

SALONIMER, David / SSGT / 23 TFW / 1976 -1979 / EWS Specialist / EMail: (Those three years at England AFB are still among the most memorable years of my life.)

SANCHEZ, Peter / The ONLY ties I have to England AFB was that I was born there and lived there for 6 months in 1966. BUT I still claim it as my birth rite and base.

SAUCIER, Charles E (Chuck) / Major / Spouse: Renie / 23TFW / 7916 Public Affairs / Aug 75 - Apr 79 EMail: (Great people, great base, great assignment)

SCHINDLER Jr., Ken / Diane / A1C / 1573 Kingsford Dr Florissant MO 63031 / 68150 401st ABG Data Processing / Email: / EAFB 1961 - 1965 / Memories: The base bowling alley, OLD SARGES, Ville Platt, and base theater.

SCHOOLCRAFT, James / Elda / MSgt / 431TFS, 416FS, 23AGS, 213EMS, and 23TFW Oct 70 - Dec 76, Jan 809 - Jun 86, and Jul 87 - Apr 92 / 43199 Jet Aircraft Maintenance Specialist EMail: (F-100D & F, A-7D and A-10 Aircraft.)

SEARCY, Sam C / Spouse: Joan M White (deceased) / A1C / 401st/834th Supply / EAFB April, 1963 - November, 1966 / EMail: / Web Site: / (Great assignment, Love the base, love the people, enjoyed my time in Alexandria)

SELBY, Jimmy / MSgt / 23rd AGS / Loading / 1986 - 1992 EMail:

SHAW, Byron K. / Sgt / 23 Medical Group / October 1986 - May 1990 / Medical Service Spec. EMail: (I grew up in Alex as a kid when my father served there. 10 years after he retired I was there for my 4 year hitch. I have many wonderful memories of the area. Some of the friendships. I made during that time are still alive and well today.)

SHAW, Eric / AB-AlC / 23 EMS / February 1991 - March 1992 / Transient Alert Team Member EMail: Eric.

SHIVER, John W / A2C / Data Processing / 401st Hq / January 1963 - March 1965. EMail: (I grew up in the area .. went to school in Glenmora and Montgomery .. Went Keflavik, Iceland out of tech school .. then to EAFB. Would like to find many locals like myself who were stationed there.. Now live in Europe)

SHULTZ, Ken / SSgt / Crash Rescue/Firefighter / 401 CES / September 1959 - February 1963 EMail: It was my first duty station and I have found it is the one that I remember the most. I have since then measured other bases by EAFB.

SIGLER, Bill / E-4 / 74th AGS / February 1982 - August 1985 / Crew Chief / EMail:

SISE, Phillip / Spouse: Debbie / AlC / 43151A / 319 Special Operations Sq / 1968 - 1969 Email: (England AFB was my first duty assignment. I wasn't there long but loved the area and people. Had some wonderful native neighbors down on Railroad Ave who probably kept us from starving on an AlC's pay, bringing us gumbo, redbeans & rice, and other cajun delights most every evening. Wonderful memories.

SLAUGHTER, Don A Sr /SMGT / Early 70's Son Don A Slaughter Jr's EMail: (I would like to hear from anyone who knew and served with my father)

SHARKEY, Tom / AlC / Plumber Specialist / 23 CES / August 1, 1989 - August 8, 1992. EMail: (Anyone in the 23 CES during this please send me an e-mail.)

SHELTON, Robert / Spouse: Cynthia / Sra/Sgt while @ EAFB / 75th AMU/Black Section / January 1983 - January 1986 / Crew Chief EMail: (Many fond memories of EAFB. As many have said it was the highlight of their careers. As I only did 8 years before separating, the 2 assignments I had were all good and I would say they were a toss up as to which was best! EAFB definitely gets the nod for working environment, as it was a dream working on the "Hog". A-10 was/is a wonderful Acft and glad to see it in various programs that will keep it flying another 20+ years to come! Don't recognize but a couple names on here......Richard Ray as a legendary Black Section name! But you guys in Red would have to remember Country & Duff! I hung with those crazy two and have many fond memories due to that! Hated to leave EAFB, especially leaving it with an assignment for Nellis!)

SHERMAN, Frank / Spouse: Gloria / MSgt / 76 AMU / 1983 - 1986 / Aircraft Maintenance Scheduling / 392X0 / EMail: (England AFB was one of my best assignments. I love to schedule the maintenance for the A-10. The 76 AMU Red Section was the best.)

SPILLMAN, Glen / Spouse: Margaret / AlC / 401st Supply Sq / March 1963 - November 1966 / 64750 Supply EMail: (I was there from March 1963 until discharge November 1966. It was a great time in my life and have many memories of the area)

SPRAGUE, Robert F / Virginia / SSgt (E-5) / 20 FMS ENG MECH / September 1971 to 1976 / 20th FMS Sq, Jet Engine Mechanic 1971 to August 1976 Email: Bob and I loved being at Upper Heyford for 5 years. We met some great friends on and off base. Bob loved working at Officers CLUB AND NCO BACK BAR. Unfortunately Bob was killed two days before he was to leave UHAFB to go to his new assignment at LORING Air Force Base in MAINE. Any of our friends like Pat and Jeff Davidson, Skip and Dorothy Kandradowitz, Glen and Cindy Simpers, Gary and Mary Phele, Colleen and Bob Kelly please Email me as I would love to hear from you guys. Regards Ginny and Chris Sprague UPPER HEYFORD AIR FORCE BASE ENGLAND

SPUGNARDI, Pamela / Captain / Social Actions / 1989 - 1991 / Chief of Social Actions Email: (Loved my time at England)

STEDMAN, Randall L / Spouse: Angie / Sgt / Vehicle Maintenance / 23 Transportation Sq / April 1988 - May 1991 Email: (Looking for anyone we knew there and the 9 people I was with in Desert Shield/Storm)

SMITH, David / E-4 / 23rd Supply Sq / MSL / January 1979 - June 1983 Email: (I worked in MSL/75th Tool Crib/23rd Sup Sq)

STAHLNECKER, Greg - Sgt/E-4 - 23rd CBPO - December 1970 - December 1972, NCOIC Assignments Admin under Lt. Warner. EMail: (Returned from RVN to England AFB. Had a great time so close to home(only @ 1 hour South) Enjoyed the people I met and when we got together a softball team and practiced to go play in a tournament in Florida. Got to the base in my red 1969 AMX w/race lettering on it as I raced while @ Vandenburg AFB, CA. in my off duty time. Left in '72 for a controlled tour @ FCDNA (Kirtland AFB - TSCNWDI) Anyone remember me? plz email me. Currently Retired! Take Care All! )

STEWART, Dan / Spouse: Catherine / A1C / 1956 - 1959 / 366th FBS and 391st FBS - Crew Chief on F-84F / 401st and 615th FBS - Crew Chief on F-100D Email: (TDY to Aviano, Italy & Nellis AFB, N V then back to Aviano, Italy. Now retired living in Calabash, NC. I grew up there. Just turned 18. Enjoyed Valentine Lake, skating at the Bunkie Skating rink, Ranch Bar and the lovely local Louisiana girls. This site has brought back a lot of memories.)

STODDARD, William / Spouse: Betty / AlC / 653rd AC&W Sq / September 1961 - September 1962 / Ground Radio EMail: (Love to see some of my old friends from Alex and EAFB)

STONER, Denns / Spouse: Shirley / MSgt / 23 TFW / 392/Aircraft Maint Mgt / 1979 - 1984 EMail: (Best assignment I ever had!)

SULLIVAN, James J / TSgt / 32270B / 614th TFS - 401st A&E / 401st FTW / August 1954 to September 1961/ Now Retired CMSGT EMail: (I arrived at Alexandria AFB from Labrador and what a difference. Spent the best time of my 28 year career with some of the best people on earth in one of the better fighter squadrons with the best maintainers in the Air Force. )

STEWART, Robert L / 1Lt - Major / 1115B, 1435, & 1416 / Pilot / 391st TFS, 615th TFS, 401st Wg Hq, 3rd TFW / 1956 -60; 1964 - 1966 / EMail: PCS from USAF Academy (Air Training Officer) to 391st TFS in 1956. Last pilot to leave the 391st and 366th TFW when it deactivated. 401st TFW Hq in 1960. Returned with the 3TFW and the F-100D in 1964 from Misawa AB, Japan. Flew F84F, F100D/F, SA16, and C123 during my several tours at England AFB. Proud to have had great commanders with my assigned units at England: Buck Pattillo, Rap McBurney; Kelly Cook, Carol Stanton, B/G Ivan McElroy; and many other wonderful aircrew and maintenance crews.

SMITH, Gaylon O. / Spouse: Carol / Capt / 615th / 1963 - 1965 Email: A great base with great people

SNYDER, Robert / AB -AlC / 732/3S0 Personnel / 23 AGS Orderly Room / June 1987 - Nov 1988 EMAIL:

SWITZER, Edward "Sludge" / Becky / MSgt / FDT 309 / 23 CRS / September 1981 - April 1987 / Instructor/NCOIC EWS (Electonic Warfare instructor at FTD, then NCOIC of EWS (ECM) @ 23 CRS: worked at base bowling center for fun

SWENSON, Bob / Spouse: Deb / Sgt (E-4) 834th/4410 Supply Squadron / August 1967 - August 1971 / Admin EMO (Equipment Management Office) EMail: (Roomed with Doug Allen)


TANNER, Stephen / Karen / E-4 (SGT) / 4406th CCTS / June 9, 1969 - January 30, 1970 / 462X0 EMail:

TEAGUE, Robert J / Spouse: Ora Corner Teague / MSgt / 23rd Cmbt Spt Gp / 1969 - 1973 / Special Actions Clerk / Email: (I arrived at England AFB in the fall of 1969 and was assigned to the CBPO (personnel) where I handled things like retirements and administrative discharges. Looking back at those days, they were some of the best times of my life and am really glad I had the opportunity to work there. I met my wife at England where she worked in the Admin section of CBPO. When she arrived, she was one of only a very few females on base and I was extremely lucky to be the one to grab her. She was a pure bred cajun and taught me about the wonderful culture of Louisiana and the cajuns (if you live in that area, make sure you take advantage of the wonderful food and music). I have not been back to England AFB but one time; it was about 20 years ago before it closed. We visit relatives in Louisian frequently and we always want to see what has happened to the base but have not made it yet. It sounds like it is a real nice place now but I am sure it has really changed since we were there. )

TEMPLET, Rebecca / A1C / 76th AMU / 1987 - 1990 / Avionics Email

THOMAS, Charles / Spouse: Linda Pullen / AlC / 401st TFW / 1964 - 1969 / Pneudraulics 42157 Email: (African American - Arrived EAFB in 1964, married Linda Pullen in 1967, trying to contact anybody who went on the many TDYs to Clark, Bien Hoa and Danang....I'm bad with names. But I remember Charles "Rudy"Reeves from Chicago. Living in CA now.)

THORBJORNSEN, Ted / Spouse: Kathi Thorbjornsen / SSGT / 23rd Civil Engineering - Fire Department / June, 1976 - May, 1980 / 3624 Davis Ave, Chesapeake VA 23325 Phone = 757-252-8014 / Email: / Honor to be a part of the Flying Tigers. Received Air Force accommodation medal in 1979. Served as Firefighter onsite on TDY to Izmir Turkey in 1979. Awarded Airman of the year in 1979 as well. As result of winning Airman of the year received a flight in F-4 a sheer thrill. Came in as a young Firefighter and left as a Crew Chief. I often thought when I was both on and off duty how absolutely beautiful the base was to behold. I will always love the base, those I served with and Alexandria and Louisiana.

TOLER, Lee / Spouse: Linda / SSgt / 73250/Personnel / 1st Air Command Wg/834th Combat Support Gp / October 1967 - May 1970 Email:

TOWNER, Douglas Michael "Mike" Email: (I was a dependant and lived there 1964 - 1966. I attended Brame which was across town. My father was a pilot flying F-100s. At that time he was Capt. Harwood Douglas Towner. He retired in 1972 as a Lt. Col at Luke AFB, AZ We lived on Schilling Dr.. Google Earthed England AFB and saw how much it's changed. I hardly recognize it)

TRAVIS, Carl (CJ) / Spouse: Kathy / AlC - TSgt / Comm Sq / July 1976 - November 1985 / Air Traffic Controller, Tower/RAPCON Email (Born and raised in Louisiana, this was my first assignment in the Air Force. Was at EAFB with the A-7s and the transition to A-10s.)

TRUPLANO, Anthony F / Spouse; Imogene / AlC / May 69 - December 1969 / Aerospace Gnd Equip Repairman Email: (I really enjoyed being stationed at England AFB. I worked with some of the nicest guys you could hope to work with. I thought the A37 was the neatest little jet plane there was. The food at the chow hall was just great. I loved England AFB and I hope to see the area again one day. I'll never forget England AFB because one time it was my home.)



VALDES, Julio V / Spouse: Maria / A2C / 834th Supply Sq / May 1963 - Dec 1966 / Warehousing Specialist EMail: (Fond memories of military life. TDY Operation Big Lift 1963. Also with the 416th to Danang and Bien Hoa in 1965. Anyone wishing to reminisce may contact me at the above email address.)

VAN ANDA, James P / 23rd Security Police Squadron / 811X0 / E-3 / Nov 1983 - Feb 1985 EMail: (Love to hear from old Security Police Friends)

VINCENT, Brian S. / Spouse: Melinda / Sra, Sgt, SSgt, TSgt / Job: 462 / 76 AMU, 23 EMS, 23 LSC / 1982 - 1991. Email: (Most memories of military life are from EAFB. Loading with the Vanguard boys during Tiger Thrust, unjamming jammed guns to throwing explosive sims during exercises. Gun Smoke at Nellis and the Parties at the lake. Building the Aircraft park and housing playground. Load training on the pad to the dusty days of Tiger Beach playing in the dirt. Many friends and long days which seem to be yesterday, but they were some of the best days.)

VULLO, William C. Retired / Spouse: SMSgt Patricia A Vullo - still active / TSgt / 55l51/3E271 Heavy Equipment Operator / 23rd Civil Eng Sq / 1987 - 1990 and 1991 until closing day!! Part of closing team. Email: (I loved the food and all the Great friends we left behind, but still keep in touch with. I worked on building the Air Park, Golf course pond, and the late Gen. Glenn Profits elevated T boxes. I miss everything about EAFB. It was a small close knit shop and we all enjoyed it.)

VOGELE, Steve / Spouse: Kristine / MSgt / 76TFS / 1987 - 1991 / Life Support EMail:


WALTON, Billy / Cheryl / E-4 / Accounting & Finance / 23 TFW / May 1984 - Dec 1988 EMail: (Looking for any finance, SP, Hosp, MWR, or any troops during my time there.

Ward, Ed / AlC / 46150 Ammo September 1977 through December 1978. EMail: This was a great assignment. I had a great time. Went to Panama TDY. Was the best paid vacation I ever had. Alexandria is a good place to live and the people are the best. PCS to Sembach Airbase GDR then got out of the service. Now work as a GS employee at Ft Bragg, NC)

WELLS, Charles (Charlie) / Suzy / CMSGT / 137th., 366th 401st / 137th (Jul 51 - May 52 / 366th (Jun 56 - 58) / 401st (58 - Feb 61 / NCOIC Jet Engine Test Cells EMail: (I entered the AF in Alexandria in Oct,50, went to Lackland for basic, then Sheppard for A&P tech school, assigned to the 137th FMS Eng shop. Moved to Chaumont, France with the wing in May 52. Returned to Alexandria, 366th FMS Jet Test cells in Jun 56, transferred over to the 401st in 58 until Feb 61 when I shipped back to France and then in Mar 64 to Torrejon AB, Madrid Spain. Many friends and fond memories from Alexandria during those years.)

WIGGINS, Fred / Spouse: Tori / SSGT / 23rd CES / Elect Powerline/Airfiled Lighting / 1985 - 1987 Email: (I've been looking for years for this type of site...THANK YOU!!!

Williams, James M Jr (Bubba) / Sgt (E-4) 23rd SPS and 23rd CBPO / SPS & Personnel Clerk / August 1971 - May 1974 EMail: (I really had a great time stationed at EAFB. I really made some great friendships while stationed there. Anyone who would like to email be feel free to do so.)

WISSER, David N. / Spouse: GiGi / AlC / C-47 / August 1968 - December 1969 / Aircraft Mechanic EMail: / I was stationed at EAFB from 08/1968 thru 12/1969. I experienced some one of the best things in my life meeting my wife of 37 years at the Coucheon De Lait in Mansura La. I also experienced one of the worst things of my life. I was involved in a severe auto accident and spent a month in the hospital at Fort Polk and a month of convalescent leave at home in Kentucky and 3 or 4 months on light duty. Left EAFB for Phan Rang AB. Met some wonderful friends while stationed there but like allot of friendships forged during my military time you loose track with each other over time. It is hard to believe it has been 40 years since my time at EAFB. WOW!

WITT, Ken J / Spouse: Jackie / AlC / Transportation Sq / 1984 - 1985 / Vehicle Operator / EMail: / (Met my wife of 23 years there! She is from Oakdale. We fly into the base twice a year to visit my in-laws. The base was great I am from Wisconsin. I remember the heat and the times they had to shut the runways down after the heavy rain sometimes because the gators on the runway. I remember supporting Ft Polk when they flew out of the base going to Korea or Germany. Really miss all the people I served with. I went on to Torrejon AFB Spain for just over 3 years.)

WOLFE, Jackie Lee /Spouse: Becky / E4 / 46250 / 390th, 366 A&E, 401st A&E, 615th / March 1957 - March 1962 EMail: (A very good website. I really enjoy going back a few years. Keep up the great work.)

WOOD, Roderic T. / Spouse: Amy / Sgt / 46250 Weapons Loader , 2 man / 74th Weapons Flight / January 1989 - April 1992 EMail: (Ah, those were the days, pushing around our load box hoping LSC didn't have their binoculars out looking for tech data violators... Next to RAF Upper Heyford, England, England AFB left the biggest impression on me of what an Air Force base should be, small, close nit, and out of the way so that we didn't attract a lot of attention, especially from up top. Miss those teeth!

WRIGHT, Dale / Spouse: Sharon / SSgt / 1908 Comm Sq / Feb 1978 to May 1983 / Air Traffic Controller / ADDRESS: P O Box 61, Paw Creek, NC 28130 / EMail: / EAFB Highlights: Air Traffic Controller, played a lot of golf and softball. Worked in the RAPCON.



YOUNG, Stephen / Spouse: Turina / Senior Airman / 23 SPS / C Flight / Law Enforcement / July 1982 - October 1983 EMail:

YOUNT, Larry / Spouse: Rose / 23rd Security Police Squadron / 81172A / SSgt /1985 - 1990 EMail: (While at England I was the handler of "Butch" the beagle drug dog. My wife worked at the Rec Center Pub with Dana. Best times were partying with Jack Seaberg, Richard Anders, and the rest of "B" Flight. My hello's go out to Q Smith, MSgt Jackson, and MSgt Creecy.


ZIELINSKI, R. F / Spouse: Cindy (SSgt) / MSgt / 23rd CSG/OTRP / December 1979 - May 1982 / 30455 /TV Equipment Email: (Worked on Peason Ridge Bomb and Gunnery Range, Ft. Polk. Did you play tankey-tank with me? Drop me a line and we can talk. LATER, SKI)

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