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5:43pm 03-11-2013
Rick Lancaster

Year(s) in the Corps

April - Sept 1973

Section in the Corps

Horns

Your Favorite Food

Whatever is on my plate!
The best part of Keesler! I started in the old 2-story wood barracks and moved to the dorm near the BX (by the east gate closest to the shore). Only did four years in the AF, then the private sector, then engineering school, then hired on as an AF civilian. Now working for NORAD and US Northern Command in Colorado Springs. I have tons of photos I need to scan and post--someday? Thanks for the site and memories.
11:38am 03-11-2013
Sim Tampon

Year(s) in the Corps

75 - 76

Section in the Corps

Bugle

Your Favorite Food

Anything with rice!

What You Want For Christmas

Peace & Prosperity for all...
Best of times, great friends, stairwell parties, practice, cleaning the base theater after movies to watch free movies, going for your rope during the weekend, "Hit it Boot!, Academic Advisor - counseling tower flowers because they lost their aircraft that day, because we couldn't say "forget", we had to rename a movie that weekend " The Land that Slipped Times Mind". Loved it. Great site, when I get out of Afghanistan, I plan on adding some pictures! Brought back memories when I visited my son at Keesler AFB while he attended Fundies for Integrated Avionics on C-17s. Awesome!
10:40am 03-11-2013
D. Grove, MSgt. Ret.

Year(s) in the Corps

May to December of 1992

Section in the Corps

Lead Soprano, Corps Commander (Red Rope)
Happy to have found this site, I will upload some pics when I get a chance.
9:34am 01-21-2013
Dom Doyon

Year(s) in the Corps

1965-1966

Section in the Corps

Snare Drum
I joined the Blue Knights two weeks after arriving at Keesler AFB in Sep 1965. 1Lt Jerry Williams was OIC, Kathy was the Corps Sweetheart, Rogers was the Guideon and little Larry Strawn was the Drum Sergeant. I spent almost a year in the Corps with a great bunch of guys. The years have faded my memory of most of the guys' names, but I do still recall Kent Cummings (horn) and Mike Nelson (tenor drum). After Keesler, I went on to serve a 30 year career, retiring in 1995. My time in the D&B always has been one of my most memorable Air Force experiences.
9:21am 01-21-2013
Vickie Shackelford

Year(s) in the Corps

May - Nov 1985

Section in the Corps

Bugle

Your Favorite Food

Pizza

What You Want For Christmas

New Knees
I remember penny weights and posting road guards on the highway to get the old blue bus across to the beer barn. Performing on the USS Alabama and in NOLA. Great times, Great memories
10:10am 01-20-2013
Garry Drummond

Year(s) in the Corps

1972-73

Section in the Corps

Drum Sgt. - Tri Toms

Your Favorite Food

Crab Meet
My time with the Blue Knights was a great experience and glad I have been able to stay in contact with one former member who was there with me. Like most, I was there for electronics school for nearly a year. It would be great to hear from others that were there during this same time period. I think I remember Jim Criswell and someone mentioned Cass Gowan who was also a familiar name. I wonder if anyone knows anything about Dennis Post, John Kubiak, or Paul Strope who were there during this same time? I spent 21 years in the Air National Guard retiring in 1993.
1:18pm 01-19-2013
Bonnie Leikam

Year(s) in the Corps

Oct 79-May 80

Section in the Corps

Horns
I played Contra Bugle. I was attending Electronics School while there.
10:00am 01-11-2013
Rick Chappell

Year(s) in the Corps

2010-2011

Section in the Corps

Horns/CC

Your Favorite Food

Hispanic
I was in for my ten months of Tech School. We got to play at a lot of different events; we did a Mississippi Surge game, and marched in a few parades. Getting a full band was a real difficulty. I'm back at Keesler now, but in the officer tech school, so I'll have to check out there next performance.
2:59pm 12-30-2012
Bill Scott

Year(s) in the Corps

1960-1961

Section in the Corps

Drums

Your Favorite Food

Pizza

What You Want For Christmas

Pizza
n/a
2:56pm 12-30-2012
Bill Scott

Year(s) in the Corps

1960-1961

Section in the Corps

Drums

Your Favorite Food

Pizza

What You Want For Christmas

Pizza
n/a
1:23am 11-13-2012
David Squires

Year(s) in the Corps

82-85 (82-83-In Processing also)

Section in the Corps

Color Guard, Corps Photographer

Your Favorite Food

Zorbaz Pizza and my home made nuggets-Ribeye or Pork Loin.

What You Want For Christmas

No more bills.
I'll have to dig through my archives and submit what I have to the website. I still am in contact with some old members and looking forward to reuniting with others.
3:09am 11-11-2012
Gary Hart

Year(s) in the Corps

1974

Section in the Corps

drum

Your Favorite Food

steak

What You Want For Christmas

peace on earth
January - November 1974 GREAT experience with GREAT people! Special thanks to Gary Fox for teaching me drum rudiments and having me take over tri-toms when he left.
7:57am 10-14-2012
Steve Cowperthwaite

Year(s) in the Corps

1981

Section in the Corps

Drums

Your Favorite Food

Good ol' Americal cheeseburger.

What You Want For Christmas

Tom Kuhn Quoatl No Jive yo-yo
Yep,
I was there for a few months back in the day. I banged cymbals
together, or acted as human cymbal stand whilst real drummers played
them. It was pretty fun for the most part, although they had some odd
priorities. It was cool to get the opportunity to participate in a
couple Mardi Gras parades. Not so cool raking lines/checkerboards in
the dirt on AFI.
I was there when they started to change from a stern, military band to
a college band. Don't know how far they got with that.
So, yeah, that's about it. I still remember the outfit fondly, for
whatever reason.
Hit it, Boot!
8:05pm 09-27-2012
Rob Wilkinson

Year(s) in the Corps

1983 - 1984

Section in the Corps

Styx

Your Favorite Food

Any apparently - I'm a little heavier that the pictures that are posted of me.

What You Want For Christmas

Anything golf or motorcycle related.
Very fond memories. Eventually I became "Old Man of the Corps". Now I'm just an old man. I may try to make the reunion.....can't wait to hear the details.
8:26pm 09-17-2012
Jamie Hale

Year(s) in the Corps

1988 -89

Section in the Corps

Drum line snare

Your Favorite Food

Lobster

What You Want For Christmas

Anything
This was an era of my life that changed me forever. Had too much fun to be legal and discipline to lead my life. Blue Knight ceremony will never be forgotten.
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