Going through Glasgow, population c3500, I saw a T-Bird on a Stick in front of a building.
Looking at it, there were markings from the 13th FIS, but pretty shabby.
The 13th moved from The SCAB to Glasgow in 1959, with brand new F-101B flying machines.
They were there from 1959 to 1968.
Anyway, the T-Bird really needs a redo.
Did you get any photos of the T-Bird by chance Jim Too? I last drove through there in June, 2005 (the 24th to be precise) on my way to a TDY at Fairchild, and managed to stop, and get these photos of 52-9564. It was pretty tough to read the tail numbers seven years ago, so I can't imagine what that aircraft looks like now.
Love to hear of your adventures and especially enjoyed the pic of the T-Bird. I noticed in the other pictures of that bird that the tail flash was very much like the ADC flash we had on our 11th FIS birds. That triangle in red was the 23rd Air Division flash. Also - the bull on the tip tamk. I wonder if there is a connection to the later 87th FIS.
That makes me think - I ran into an "OLD" 87th FIS guy while I was TDY to VOlk Field and he was ready to clean my clock for wearing an 87th FIS Red Bull patch. After I explained we were previously the 11th FIS and wanted to keep that Red Bull he settled down and actually bought me a beer!
If you decide to come back east acros IH-80 - keep me in mind. I'm just outside of Hershey, Nebraska, and you can certainly find a warm and comfortable bed for the ight. Maybe even grill up a steak or two!
HAve a safe day traveling!
MArv :fire_missle_ani :patriotic-flagwaver :green-beer
...That triangle in red was the 23rd Air Division flash. Also - the bull on the tip tamk. I wonder if there is a connection to the later 87th FIS...
I actually think the 13th FIS' bull was all black. In my photo from 2005, the paint has faded/weathered off to reveal some red. The bull on the 13th FIS patch is definitely black. Looking at color photos of the 13th FIS Voodoos, that original "chevron" was yellow. Later color photos show it changed to red. Possibly an Air Division thing I would guess.
Anyway, I was poking around, and found a neat 13th FIS reunion site. I went to the Glasgow AFB photos page, and found this shot of 59-0006! (Credit: Richard Owen) It's funny, I can't read the tail number of the Voodoo, but the Six just jumped right out at me!
Here's the web site. There are links to click on, but they don't work. Just scroll down, and see many of the photos there. I'll have to add these to the F-101 Voodoo site as well!
Military lodging to increase. Air Force lodging rates will go up beginning Oct. 1. The current $39 nightly room rate for a visiting quarters room will be $53.25, and temporary lodging facilities will go from $43 to $55 per night. Increased rates will fund costs for operations, room renovations and construction.
I don't know the timeline for shutdown but RAF Mildenhall will be closing operations soon. I saw the following a while back in WPAFB Newspaper.
"Operations at RAF Mildenhall, home to Air Force special operations forces, air refueling tankers and 3,200 military personnel, will end and missions carried out there will be moved to other locations such as Germany. Two other facilities in the U.K. --RAF Alconbury and Molesworth -- also will close as part of a consolidation effort. Most of the missions there will be moved to RAF Croughton." Lorin
Thanks Lorin, My son-in-law advised us of that when we were visiting them last. Our daughter just got hired at Transit Alert on Mildenhall. Maybe it will stay functioning but be just RAF with transit USAF jets. Our military is getting weaker while the Russians & China get stronger.
Arrived at Fairchild AFB the day prior to departure and checked into the Fairchild Inn. Met our friends Earl & Beckey for dinner then picked of a few things at WalMart. Skipped breckfast because of the big dinner the night before. Just a coffee mocha and a snack at Starbucks was enough. Later arrived at the Base Passenger Terminal and checked in.There were 27 seats available and we were number 1 & 2 called for the flight as retired military. I’d signed us up 47 days prior to give us good standing for seats. Had 4 USAF Members deploying and two military families traveling without their military member. Plenty of seats. We processed through security checks and then a bus took us out to our KC-135 jet. We boarded the bus and aircraft first because of Belinda using a cane. We were given seats in the front and everyone else were told to sit where they wanted. We were happy with our seats and I aired up the mattress our Pastor loaned us and got a few hours sleep. Belinda stretched out on the troop seats. While I was working on this Belinda tapped me on the shoulder and asked, “Do You want to see the Northern Lights?” I have a few good photos of them. At times it gets a bit chilly in the KC-135 so I went to the aircraft restroom and put on my long underware. I felt warmer but still could not fall asleep.Got a few winks here and there and that was all. Our daughter was working transit alert at RAF Mildenhall today and called me up to the flightdeck after we landed so I could take a few pictures of her & her alert truck leading our aircraft to the assigned parking spot. As soon as we got to our daughters house and spent sometime with our granddaughters and had dinner I was so tired I went to sleep. In two days we leave for a drive around Scotland.
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