Greetings! I hope the holidays went well for all. This time of year brought a whole slew of Class News. They are giving silver wings to any and everyone including yours truly. As I’m writing this, I’m on my way to Little Rock AFB to navigate a C-130. Lee Gross was the only other ’75 grad in my class and he’s staying at Mather for EWO training.
Since I received so many new assignments, I’ve decided to make it easy on myself and group them alphabetically. That doesn’t mean in alphabetical order, that means A’s, B’s, C’s, etc.
Here goes whatever: Arthur B. Allison–McChord (C-141), Rober M. Autry–Luke (F-15), Mike Anderson–Ellsworth (B-52), Jim Arter–USAFA (T-41), Pat Ash–Robins (KC-135), Bob Allen–Fairchild (KC-135).
Dave Barnthouse–Ellsworth (KC-135), Randy Barrett–Langley (T-33), Greg Black–Luke (F-15), Jamie Blissit–Craig (T-37), Larry Bottomley–Wright-Pat (C-135), Mike Buckley–Wurthsmith (KC-135), Walt Burns–Laughlin (T-38), Steve Blackburn–Charleston (C-141), Dan Burda–K. I. Sawyer (KC-135), Jack Barton–Tyndall (T-33), Butch Byrd–MacDill (F-4), Brian Bouffard–Craig (T-37), J. D. Barroclough–Luke (F-4), Dave Blessinger–Kinchloe (B-52), Rini Bosma–Vance (T-37), Don Byers–Mather (T-37), Thomas Brundige–Minot (T-33), Rick Benbow–Griffiss (T-33), Charlie Bergman–Seymour-Johnson, (KC-135), Floyd J. Batazzo–Blytheville (B-52).
John Caraway–Davis-Monthan (A-7), Daniel Chapman–Randolph (T-38), Craig Christen–Craig (T-37), Bruce Correll–McChord (C-130), Jim Corrigan–Laughlin (T-38), Jan Cooper–Sheppard (T-38), L. J. Colletti–McConnell (KC-135), John Czabaranek-McGuire (C-141), Stan Collins–Craig (T-37), Scott Carson–Vance (T-38), Bob Cass–Vance (T-38), Frank W. Christian–March (B-52), Mathew J. Chappell–George (F-4), Chris Commeford–Minot (B-52).
Joseph E. Dowdy–Reese (T-38), Frank Dubuisson–Offutt (RC-135), Steve Duresky–Williams (T-38), Dave Dyche–McChord (C-130), A. E. Dahlstrom–MacDill (F-4), Bill V. Davis–Norton (C-130), John Daly–Altus (KC-135), Chuck Dohner–McGuire (C-141), Duke Duhachek–Sheppard (T-38).
John Farnum–Reese (T-37), John Fritz–Peterson (T-41), Mark Fantasia–Little Rock (C-130), Bruce Fritzche–Webb (T-37), Dick Finke–MacDill (F-4), Chris Fillar–Vance (T-38), Georg Franklin–Norton (C-141), Kip Fong–from Willie to Luke in computers.
John Gaughan–Barksdale (KC-135), Rodney Gunther–George (F-4), Roy Goodale–Yokota (C-130).
Scott Hammond–Williams (T-38), Charles Heald–Nellis (F-111), Dave Hensley–Anderson (WC-130), Dave Herlong–Davis-Monthan (A-7), Ken Hodge–Carswell (B-52), Byron Huddleston–Alconbury (RF-4), Jeff Hackett–Kadena (RF-4), Mark Hallada–Kirtland (C-135), Chuck Holland–Ellsworth (B-52), Ken Hossler–Luke (F-15), Dudley Hancock–Scott (C-9), Kevin Hildebrand–Luke (F-15), Mark D. Holmes–Fairchild (KC-135), Eric Hoganson–Seymour-Johnson (B-52), P. J. Hathaway–Norton (C-141), Julius Hargrove–Williams (T-38), Mark Isabelle–McChord (C-141).
Dave Janetta–Little Rock (C-130), John Jenson–Malmstrom (Missiles), Dave Johnson–McGuire (C-141), Stan Jones–Sheppard (T-38), Mark Jefferson–George (F-4), Randy James–MacDill (F-4), Tom Kryst–Clark (C-130), Corrie Kundert–Kinchloe (B-52).
Greg Landolt–Nellis (F-111), Kevin Lanzit–Luke (F-4), Steve Lerum–McChord (C-141), Brad Lindsey–McGuire (C-141), Dave LaFave–Mather (B-52), Michael Little–Luke (F-4).
Terry Markovich–MacDill (F-4), George Martin–Malmstrom (T-33), Joe May–Sheppard (T-33), Branford McAllister–Luke (F-15), Dave McDaniel–MacDill (F-4), Marlo D. Mellum–Williams (T-38), John Meraviglia–Zwiebruken (RF-4), Jame Michelini–Reese (T-37), Patrick Moran–Reese (T-38), Tim Murphy–Williams (T-37), Mark McConnell–Davis-Monthan (A-7), J. P. Marksteiner–Wright-Patterson (C-130), Tug McGraw–MacDill (F-4), Pete Marcuzzo–Travis (C-141), Dave Myers–Beale (KC-135), Craig Matt–Davis-Monthan (Maintenance), Dave McCarthy–Vance (T-38), Bob Marr–Williams (T-38), Mike McClendon–Davis-Monthan (A-7), John MacDonnell–Carswell (B-52), Ed McCollum–Key West (Naval Intelligence).
Mike Narkiewicz–Reese (T-38), Doug Nelson–Fairchild (B-52), Jon Noetzel–Langley (T-33), Don Novak–McConnell (KC-135), Chuck Nystrom–Nellis (F-111), Steve Nichols–Ellsworth (EC-135), Clayton Nobles–Robins (B-52),.
Joe O’Brien–Charleston (C-141), John Oleksey–MacDill (F-4), Bob Orwig–Craig (UPT), Rick Oleksak–Williams to Mather (Nav School).
Charles Parsons–MacDill (F-4), Ralph Paul–MacDill (F-4), Kerry Putt–MacDill (F-4), Phil Piontek–Mather (EWO), Al Piotter–Mather (NBT), Ted Parker–Vance (T-38).
Raider Ramstad–Offutt (RC-135), Walter Rhoads–Luke (F-4), Mike Rosebush–Luke (F-4), John Routh–Dyess (KC-135), Byron Russell–Minot (KC-135), Mark Rogers–George (F-4), Bentley Rayburn–George (F-4), Randy Roberts–Carswell (KC-135), Mark Risi–McChord (C-141), Larry Richter–Travis (KC-135), Larry Ridge–MacDill (F-4), James Ruttler–MacDill (F-4), Sam Ryals–Kadena (KC-135), Chuck Riordan–Scott (C-9), Eric Rosborg–Sheppard (T-37).
Leslie Sanders–Sheppard (T-37), Charles Schmeling–Craig (T-37), Charles Schmitz–Zwiebruken (RF-4), Charlie Simmons–Sheppard (T-38), Tom Skillman–Robins (B-52), Scott Skinner–Minot (KC-135), Scott Spring–Norton (C-141), Greg Schmitt–George (F-4), Bill Stewart–McChord (C-141), Mark Stickney–Laughlin (T-38), Dave Shields–Barksdale (KC-135), Kid Smith–MacDill (F-4), Dale Smith–Pease (KC-135), Bill Schuessler–Little Rock (C-130), James Scully–Davis-Monthan (A-7), Jim Spencer–Shaw (RF-4), Dave Schmitz–MacDill (F-4), Dean Spraggins–Ellsworth (B-52), Billy Stephan–Laughlin (T-37).
John Tamkun–Charleston (C-141), Sandy Terry–K. I. Sawyer (B-52), Blair J. Thisted–Loring (B-52), Rick Townsend–Tyndall (T-33), Tony Toich–Davis-Monthan (DC-130), Fred Tasker–Sheppard (T-38), Gary Thaller–Griffiss (KC-135).
Carl VanPelt–Homestead (F-4), Steve Vargo–Laughlin (T-37), Steve Vreeland–Little Rock (C-130), Jed Vanden Dries–Sheppard (T-38), John Venable–Griffis (B-52).
Steve Wedell–Shepard (T-37), Jay Wallace–George (F-4), J. T. Wolter–Scott (C-9), Chuck Woods–McChord (C-141), Mike Weininger–MacDill (F-4), Fred Weems–Craig (T-37), Mark Wells–Fairchild (KC-135), Dave Williamson–Tyndall (T-33), Todd Zejdlik–Homestead (F-4).
For those of you who didn’t see your names, either I’ve mentioned you before or the 1976 Register of Graduates has you listed at your current base or I haven’t heard about you. If you feel left out, let me know.
The last thing I want to talk about is all of you wives. Taryn Graves, wife of Jeff Graves has been giving me a hard time for not mentioning her. I’ll tell you what I’m going to do: if any of you ladies want your name mentioned, drop me a line. Be sure to tell me who your husband is. It’s hard for me to remember those sort of things being the single-minded person that I am.
Thanks to everyone who has sent in Classnews especially the wives and parents who know how “busy” you guys are. If you have any pictures, those can be used also. HAPPY NEW YEAR!