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Spotlighting Our Career Field

AFE is in the news at the 57th Weapons Support Squadron Hidden Heroes  

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News You Can Use?

In an effort to keep our website fresh, every now and then I like to add something that I stumbled across that I think I should share with members of our website; the following is one of them. FLY THROUGH THE AIRPORT Are you a frequent flyer? If you are you might be interested in… Read More

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Tribute to Tony van Haastert

    Tony passed away on the 2nd of January 2019 and was an exceptional gentleman and the General Manager at Gentex West for many years.  Tony devoted his entire life and career to Aircrew Flight Equipment and safety.  The tribute below was in our December 2013 newsletter.  Tribute to “Tony” van Haastert by Tommy Tompkins… Read More

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News You Can Use: Scam Websites and Padlocks

Scam Websites Are Using That Green https Padlock to Fool You It may look legit, but keep your guard up anyway. by Laura Hautala November 27, 2018 1:50 PM PST Lang/CNET You may have heard you should look for the padlock symbol at the top of a website before entering your password or credit card… Read More

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Obituary for SMSgt Johnny Vaughn

SMSgt Johnny Vaughn February 5, 1932 – October 19, 2017 Johnny William Vaughn, 85, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Newport News at the Bon Secours St. Francis Nursing Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents, Vester Whitley Vaughn and Hassie Thacker Vaughn, four sisters,… Read More

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Obituary for CMSgt Otis (ADTAC Jack) Jackson

OTIS JACKSON 1935 – 2018   JACKSON, Otis Chief Master Sergeant Otis Jackson U.S. Air Force, Retired, 82, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 in Austin, TX. Otis was born June 23, 1935 to Joe Henry, Sr. and Edna (Denham) Jackson. He was the second (2) of seven (7) children born to this union. He… Read More

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December 2017 Newsletter

Dec 2017 ALS_AFE Newsletter

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Master Sgt. Juan Canopii’s Obituary

  Master Sgt. Juan Canopii and his wife perished on Sunday, October 1 2017 in a small plane crash in Klamath County.  Juan was a military veteran and comedian with television appearances that included bit roles in Portland-filmed shows Grimm and Leverage. He was well known for his humor and cheerful personality, and will be greatly… Read More

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2017 Reunion Photos

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Arctic Survival School May 1954

In 1954 an arctic survival training class turned into a real life survival situation for one of our own, CMSgt Gladstone Grigsby. Arctic Survival School May 1954