Boeing EC-135J 'Stratolifter'
| Gene Kelly|
| I had the pleasure of the arc 96 twa system. Built the spare antenna and made it run. The J model aircraft were outstanding, I hate to see 55&56 in the bone yard. 57 has a home. Hickam was great,so good I came back and done a tour in the 619. Best 7 years of my career |
12/19/2012 @ 18:25 [ref: 67429]
| Rick Banfield|
San Antonio, TX
| Was at Hickam from 1983 - 1990 as CMT. Loved this aircraft. Did several WESPAC missions and still remember drogue spark gap testing ARC-96. Fond memories... |
06/20/2012 @ 19:45 [ref: 60743]
| Tracy Simmons|
| I was assigned to Hickam AFB from July 1984 to April 1991 as a crew chief and ground crew member. Logged 126 sorties and countless others unlogged when not on flying status. I sure enjoyed the time I spent on the airplanes. Worked and lived with some of the best people in the world. I was surprised to see 8057 still looking good. It was the last Blue Eagle aircraft I flew on before going to CINCPACAF's airplane in 1990. |
06/20/2012 @ 18:35 [ref: 60705]
| Robert (Bob) Cotton|
| I was a communications crew member on this a/c at Andrews
AFB, 1971-1974. Flew many missions to Europe and Far East
on EC-135J a/c with NEACP Staff, project NIGHTWATCH, call
sign SILVER DOLLAR. My final USAF tour.
08/10/2011 @ 17:04 [ref: 45993]
| Robert (Bob) Cotton|
| While assigned to Andrews AFB, Jun 1971 to Mar 1974 I flew
on a/c 638055, 638056 & 638057 as communications crew member JCS Joint Staff, Project NIGHTWATCH. We were on
alert 24hrs daily. Flew many VIPs to Europe and Far East.
Call sign was "Silver Dollar". Accompanied President
Nixon to China trip in 1972. Great duty but lots of
"dog and pony show" business. A/C maintained spit and
polish. All personnel professional and top-notch.
06/08/2011 @ 13:06 [ref: 39210]
| Ken Nichols|
Las Vegas, NV
| Assigned 9th ACCS from 81 to 86, 1625 flying hrs in the EC J model, 15 ABW Stan Eval Boomer for a while, Absolute best assignment in my 24 years in the AF. What a pleasure to hit this web site and see the names that bring back great memories. Left Hawaii crying, but I did get to fly on the 10 Jet, big 3 holer, with the Capt Kirk seat. No more laying down and passing gas. 9th ACCS was NOI-KA-OI (#1) It was a honor to fly with such wonderful guys and some of the very first and fabulous, female pilots and navs in the USAF. ALOHA email@example.com |
11/06/2008 @ 19:20 [ref: 22995]
| Tim Kuppe|
| I started out on 80958 as a member of Kelly's hero's then traded for two draft picks to 8057 Lovelles lovers later Big Dick Haskells. To Sid J,(a room daggit) Jimmy B., Karen V. part of the first first termers assigned to Blue Eagle
back in '78, Aloha & I'll fly if you buy plate lunch's @ back gate. To Kelly, 'Ruda, Vince,Ed,Victor,Joe M.,Gary K.,Rod,Foot(lol)& Mieyaki & all the others(the mind makes cloudy) a special MAHLO for making feel like family. You local guys realy taught me 'bout ohana. The trips were great. The experiance was the best. Aloha
03/15/2008 @ 10:22 [ref: 20032]
| Nolan P. Lasovich Sr.|
| I was stationed at Offutt A.F.B. Omaha Nebraska from 1973-1979 and in "73" was assigned the aircraft 62-3584 which was part of the looking glass fleet, as the primary Crew Chief. At that time it had "ADA" in the back and always seemed to be broke. I did more fire gaurd duty than anything else, but when it flew, it flew!! We were always showing off what the airplane could do to some congressman or some head of state.
That plane also helped me get my Master Crew Chief Award, she was a good one!
02/14/2008 @ 05:30 [ref: 19671]
| Harry \"Omar\" Leon|
| I was at 9ACCS AFSAT and RCO from 80-83 and this brings back alot of great memories. Some are a bit HAZY but I hear they were great. It's great to see some of your comments. It's hard to believe the plane is sitting in some museum, it makes me feel old. Just to let some of you know I ended up with 9 kids 8 girls and 1 boy and 2 grandkids so far. I still remember my first West Pac. |
01/25/2008 @ 02:51 [ref: 19422]
| Sid Jensen (Bone Man)|
Colorado Springs, CO
| I was assigned to 15 OMS and 9ACCS from 1977 to 1980 as a crew chief. I worked in Blue Eagle and enjoyed my assignment there. I worked on all of the aircraft assigned but mostly 584, 055, and 056. Please forward this e-mail to Gary Kamehonua, I worked for him and Alton (Kelly) Keliikoa while I was assigned there. |
01/09/2008 @ 07:01 [ref: 19199]