Military Traditions


The Rescue

In the 1960s only limited, highly risky means were available to exfiltrate agents from behind the Iron Curtain.


Honoring Veterans

Providing Military Honors for a passing veteran was one of our most important functions at Post 92.


Navy Brat Caught in the Act

"As is the case for many military brats, I was fortunate to be able to avail myself to part-time jobs on base at the exchange and O club."


Night Drop

If in the mid twentieth century you had lived in Bavaria, you would have become aware that sometimes at night would come the deep growling of a large transport plane flying very low and beneath all radar.


Remembering World War II Women

Earlier this year, Linda Minton gave a fascinating presentation at her book signing about the important role women played during World War II.


AWOL! What’s AWOL?

It was the dead of winter in 1959 and I had just turned 20.


A Work of Love

In 1995, five veteran friends purchased a Consolidated Vultee BT-13B Valiant, a World War II basic flight trainer.


Lt. Col. Dave Avery Retires

This spring, the PVE-AFJROTC Interface Committee held a Salute to Lt. Col. Dave Avery dinner to express gratitude for the service he has rendered to Paradise Valley Estates and the Fairfield High School cadets.


The Requisitioned Sweetheart

Back in the fifties, the Old Army maintained an R&R center in Garmisch, Germany.


The Man-Eating Tree

Our Special Forces detachment in Germany sent two teams of free fall military parachutists to teach that skill to the Jordanian Army. I was with them.

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