Class of ’75 joins the Real Air Force.
When Bruce Fritzsche had his glorious graduation ceremony in Falcon Stadium, complete with fly-by and guest speaker, everyone from our class was officially on active duty. However, from what I can gather, most of the guys at UPT aren’t doing much of anything.
For those of you that reported to Moody and couldn’t find any T-41s, T-37s, or T-38s, guess what? It’s no longer a UPT base. Jack Barton went to Craig. Chris Commerford went to Columbus.
Rumor has it that some UPT classes will not be starting until next March and April. They have future pilots doing all types of busy work. Down at Williams: Randy Roberts was pressing out name plates; Chuck Holland and Jeff Hackett are watching a computer light blink. If it stops blinking, they go get the Sgt. in charge. How’s that for an eight hour job?!
In case you folks at Mather are wondering what happened to Will Cason, he didn’t get a waiver. He’s down in Mississippi studying Comm. Electronics. Some of the fellows who made it to Mather are Kent Traylor, Mike Anderson, Ralph Buron, John Marlow, Stan Schoener, Phil Pearce, Tony Toich, Steve Redmann, Steve Watson, Jerry Batazzo, Danny Speer, Dan Mahrer, and Phil Gronseth.
Mike Wisloski will be coming out of the “Wild Blue Yonder” to walk through the “Halls of Montzuma.” He didn’t get a waiver for UPT so he’s becoming one of the few good men.
Gerry Micheletti is our representative to the Executive Board at the AOG. He is stationed here as a hockey coach. Jeff Graves is a basketball coach. Rich McAlister stayed to dive. The five football coaches are Bobby Thompson, Terry Young, Larry Fariss, Mike Mark, and Bill Murray. Minority recruiters are Phil Benjamin, Bill Osbourne, Kip Fong, and myself.
I’ve seen various Officers, Misters, Mrs, and Miss who are waiting to hear from some of you guys. If you’re not doing anything, drop a line to your old friends in Colorado.