|DON'T FORGET TO PLAN AHEAD !!
JULY 14, 15 & 16th
EVENING JULY 14th
comers and locals get together in our private dining room
at the famous Pilot's Grill on outer Hammond Street.
To find the Guard Club,
proceed on Griffin Road heading toward the airport, look
for a static display fighter asircraft on your
right. Security gate is right there and they will
be expecting you. Ask guard for directions to the
SUNDAY JULY 16TH
Generally we have left you on your own for Sunday, however if the "Sea Dog" boat is plying the Penobscot River we have information on hand for you for those trips.
Some motels on or close to Bangor International Airport are: Ramada, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Fairfield Inn, Motel 6, Budget Inn, Holiday Inn, Travelodge.
RESERVE NOW, AND AVOID THE RUSH
A PINK RESERVATION SLIP is enclosed. Complete name, address, phone, e-mail address, and years stationed at CAFS so we may update our mailing list. Indicate # of meals for the July 15th buffet only; we are having T-shirts made for Reunion 2000 so specify the number, color, and size shirts you want. Send completed reservation form, along with check payable to "Charleston AFS Reunion" to Woody Breedlove, 211 Maple Street, Bangor, ME 04401, who is compiling the numbers.
RESERVATION DEADLINE IS JULY 3RD
"UNDELIVERABLE" E-MAIL ??
The following folks' e-mail addresses either need correction or e-mail carriers have failed somehow. All were returned "undeliverable": Chuck Donahue, George Crooks, Robert Bolton, Robert Tibbetts, Ed Cox.
with great sadness I am writing to inform you of the
death of my husband, Donald W. Lobbins (CAFS
1955-56). He always enjoyed your newsletters
and had a great regard for Charleston Air Force Station.
reunion committee shares in the sadness of losing a
friend and former co-worker. We were pleased to
know that the Newsletters had brought back happy memories
of Charleston AFS to Donald. Our thoughts and
prayers are with his wife Elizabeth at this time of
great loss. Cards or letters may be sent to
KEEPER OF THE FUNDS
Ted Robinson has had his share of problems this
past year. Just before Christmas 1999 he had his
right lung removed. As of mid-February he had lost
20 pounds and was still on oxygen and did not get out
much for fear of catchinga cold or virus in the remaining
lung. Becky was also having problems
with her right arm and shoulder. Ted's sister
passed away February 10th after having been in the
hospital since December. Hopefully Ted and
Becky will be feeling much better and in July we look
forward to seeing them at the reunion with the rest of
THIS IS A "WHOOPS!"
happen -- and they did! In March we received a note
from Nancy and Bob Phillips saying basically,
"We've been lost off the CAFS mailing list and what
happened??" Our apologies to them. They
made a donation, the check was deposited, they
never received another newsletter since May 1999.
That is all being rectified (not wreck-tified) and
replacement newsletters for August and December '99 have
been sent out.
Samuel and Sun-Cha
Moore (1955 -58)
NEWS FROM CAFSers
a check for the Charleston newsletter. Was saddened
to hear of the passing of Otis Brock.
across your Charleston AFS Newslletter. I was thre late
1955 -58. Worked in the Radar Maint. shop AN/FPS-3 and
AN/FPS-4 Height. Later AN/FPS-20 and FPS-6's. They
started blasting for the new tower about the time I went
find a check to help with the newsletter. Iwas stationed
at Charleston AFS 1957 - 1958, worked in Radar
Maintenance. Retired from the USAF in 1967 and from the
FAA in 1976."
"Just a small donation to keep this newsletter
coming Good to hear all the notes from former Charleston
troops. Keep up the good work."
"Thanks so much for the newsletter, updates on
intrnet addresses, etc -- we enjoy all so much. Lookin'
fwd to 2000 in Bangor, Maine. You all have been great.
(Still miss ole "Tom".) Thanks."
back home to Manheim, Penna. Near all kids and grand kids
now and love it! Hope to see you in July. E-mail address
now: JRSilvius@aol.com and
"Just a brief note to
update my mailing and E-mail address. Mailing address is:
2946 SW 30th St, Cape Coral FL 33914. New phone number
941-540-4532. E-Mail CLS42@Prodigy.Net."
Back in October we
received a check from Basil and Ann Watson (alias
Lee and Penny) and we wish to acknowledge that
"Received my latest newsletter and, as usual,
very nicely done. Was especially glad to see the
inclusion of Shein's column. As "pioneers"
staffing the Hill when the 765th AC&W was just being
formed and without the benefit of base housing, those of
us on "rats & quarts" had to depend upon
the townspeople for much of the necessities of life for
our dependents. During this period there was a definite
interaction and closeness between the Town and those of
us living "off base". I believe that is a well
brought out by Shein in this latest contribution. Mary
Jane and I were mentioned in this one.
best wishes for a great "Y2K". Hope all goes
well for you and yours. I'm enclosing a check to cover
the newsletter, etc. Hope to be able to get up this
"Just a line to let you know I made a mistake on our
tour of duty at Charleston. It was 1959-62. I
guss it's a sign of old age when you get dates mixed
up. Will write next month and send a
donation. We just loved those radar sites.
Please note heading." (Note paper heading was
648th AC&W Sqdn, 1998 Reunion, Pittston, PA, United
States Air Force.)
"Received the latest newslettah, Thanks!
Looks like we're comin t-Maine this summah - from
15 to 22 July. We'll be stayin down
t'Surry. Hopin we kin connect up with some of
the reunion doins that weekend. Maybe we'll see
some of the really bad boys from the 1969-1971 BUIC III
time period. Here's somethin for the postage.
Mites well include it with this lettah. Hopin to
see you all soon!
" I am inclosing a small amount towards the CAFS
Newsletter. I was Stationed there from
1950-1954. I have had a hard time to locate anyone
from that time period. Anyway hope this
small token will help."
Roland "Happy-Meal" Holt was seen at the
Corinth Historical Society's Cabin Fever Flea Market the
last of February and opened his wallet and gave Pauline a
donation toward the CAFS Newsletter. Thank
you again for the $$$. He says that one of
these flea markets Helen and he will come and sell
the nearly 300 Happy Meal toys he's collected!
"Bob was wondering why we have not received any
newsletters. ... since May 1999. We are
planning on coming for the reunion and if you could send
what we need it would be appreciated. I'm
sure we need reservations, etc., and you will need
an approximate number for each event. We are
very much looking forward to the reunion.
It's always heart warming to see old friends."
MORE FOUND CAFSers
Through the internet we have found a couple more from "The Hill":
Ed Redd, RR1, Box 78, Moline, Kansas 67353, says, "I worked with Archie Fairbrother, John Clements. Also worked in MCC with Jack Lamphere. I located Leon Snyder who was there the same time I was and sent him the web Page. Sure will be good to hear from some of the old troops. If things work out we are going to try for the reunion. Phone 316-647-3530."
Bill Johnson called Woody. He lives in Swanville, Maine. Mailing address: RR3 Box 1082, Belfast, Maine 04915. He was at CAFS Nov 60 - Jun 62. He has no e-mail but phone number is 207-338-0491.
It's always exciting to find more CAFSers and anticipate
they will be able to make contact with morew of their old
friends through the Newsletter and roster of names.
(This weekly column is written
with the sincere hope that it will make for better
understanding and a warm relationship between the
friendly peoples of Dover-Foxcroft and the Airmen of
" A bit late in sending this donation to help with
the newsletter. So here it is. Keep up the good work with
newsletter. Suggested boat ride on the Penobscot River on
the "Sea Dog" if it's still in service. Or trip
to Moosehead Lake and maybe a boat ride on the
"Katahdin". Just some things to think about.
Had some good luck in this area for reunions at VFW and
American Legion. At present time it looks good for Irma
and me to attend reunion in mid-July 00. So hope to see
you all then."
"Enclosed is a check to be used toward the cost of
producing and distributing the newsletter. Thank you for
all of the work you do to make the newsletter happen!
Also, the post office changed our zip code to
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