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Military Traditions


Wall of Remembrance – The Collier Trophy

The Robert J. Collier Trophy is awarded annually “for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.”


A Remembrance of Times Past

"I arrived at Brooks AFB, TX in October 1956 as a brand-new second lieutenant just out of pilot training and the C-54 Palm Beach AFB Transport Training Unit."


National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Each year, the United States honors and remembers the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor that took place December 7, 1941.


The Russian Advisor

Even in 1963 there were faint rumors that Russian and Chinese advisors were in the field against us in South Vietnam.


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.

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