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Air Force Picks a Prototype for Its New Aircrew Helmet

June 27, 2022 | By Greg Hadley The Air Force has selected a prototype to develop as its new helmet for all fixed-wing aircrew, Air Combat Command announced June 25, picking LIFT Airborne Technologies’ design. The new helmet, which still has to undergo additional research and testing before the Air Force confirms the design and offers… Read More

In Loving Memory of SMSgt Robert Hobday USAF (Ret)

    SMSgt. Robert L. Hobday USAF (Ret.), passed away at the age of 78 at the Masonic Village Healthcare Center on February 11, 2022.  His loving wife and family were by his side.  Known to most as Bob, he was the son of the late Hilda Hobday of Columbia. Bob is survived by his… Read More

The 25th Annual USAF Aircrew Life Support/Aircrew Flight Equipment Reunion

After canceling our reunion in Laughlin, NV, the 25th Annual USAF Aircrew Life Support/Flight Equipment Reunion has been rescheduled and will be held at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  The dates of the reunion are now 12-15 September 2022.  Additional details will be sent out as they develop via email, social… Read More

In Loving Memory of MSgt (Ret) Evan Nelson

  Evan Ray Nelson JULY 1, 1936 – MARCH 7, 2022 Evan Ray Nelson, 85, died Monday, March 7, in Norman, OK surrounded by family. Evan was born July 1, 1936, in Duncan to Levi and Halene Nelson. He was raised in Oklahoma City where he met his lifelong sweetheart, Dolores, when she showed up at his… Read More

The ALS/AFE 25th Annual Reunion Anniversary Coin

        The coin memorializes our 25th career field reunion and binds together the members of the USAF Aircrew Life Support/Aircrew Flight Equipment Retirees and Veterans Group.  You are encouraged to purchase one to be considered a member of our group.   It sells for $16 each plus a shipping fee of $5.00. The… Read More

In Loving Memory of SMSgt (Ret) Melvin Swope

Melvin Dale Swope   Melvin Dale Swope was born July 18, 1937 in Liberty, Pennsylvania, to Sebert Eldon Swope and Ellen Catherine (Wiemert) Swope. He passed away January 19, 2022. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 27 years. He is survived by his wife Joan Carol (Koehne) Swope to whom he was married… Read More

In Loving Memory of TSgt (Ret) Frank Provenzano

Frank Provenzano   Retired TSgt. Frank Provenzano, 90, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on December 27, 2021. On November 7, 1931, Frank was born to Ralph Eugene and Mary Provenzano in Ozone Park, New York. He joined the US Air Force in 1952 and retired in 1975. He met and married his spouse, Mary… Read More

In loving Memory of MSgt (Ret) Willie Harris

MSgt (Ret) Willie Harris My Tribute to MSgt (Ret) Willie Harris By Bob McElwain   I met Willie in December of 1983 when I left TAC HQ to become the superintendent of the 35 TTW Life Support at George AFB. CA.   Willie was the NCOIC of the 562 TTS in the 37 TFW at the… Read More