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1:05pm 04-23-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

2002-2003

Section in the Corps

Director / NCOIC
Really missing the Corps!
132.3.61.68
11:20am 04-21-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

79 Aug-Oct

Section in the Corps

Bugles (Contrabass)

Your Favorite Food

Anything that won't eat me

What You Want For Christmas

Tuba, or Euphonium
My time in the Corps was short due to my stupidity and lack of moral control. But it was the best time of my military career!!! And remember Hurricane Frederick very well!!!
165.6.96.62
2:29pm 04-10-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1969-1970

Section in the Corps

Bass Baritone

Your Favorite Food

Indian Curry

What You Want For Christmas

A B-17
This is a new entry because I couldn't figure out how to edit my original one. I was in the corps from 07 Aug 69 to about the end of Feb 70. Was there for Hurricane Camille and spent two weeks slaving over a hot radio at at K5TYP.
81.152.252.139
7:26am 04-07-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1984

Section in the Corps

percussion

Your Favorite Food

any thing Louisiana

What You Want For Christmas

people who remeber my mother when we whent to visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras and had to repor.t to duty for A parade after the night we spent at Tulane University
I hope someone remembers the days we spent at Keesler in D&b and was able to make from New Orleans back to Keesler AFB for duty yet to return to LA for a north shore parade and was able to enjoy "everything ". Thanks for the work on my dads car and everyone with us.
50.8.6.171
10:37pm 03-16-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1981 (Jan) - 1981 (September)

Section in the Corps

Bugle and Corps Commander from May 1981 until I left in Sep 1981 for Germany.
Great times and wonderful people. Browsing below became NCOIC while I was the Corps Commander. All he speaks of was truly fun. Mardi Gras was great, women love a man in uniform..... I was in true Corps for the trip to Barksdale he speaks of. We stayed at the Hilton right off base and really were treated very well.
75.132.153.103
10:48am 03-09-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

Fall '83 to Summer '84

Section in the Corps

Styx (tri's)

Your Favorite Food

variety

What You Want For Christmas

New Bass Guitar
I played the tri's my entire stay at Keesler. The Blue Knights made Keesler actually fun. I probably still hold the record for being a performing boot the longest as I simply refused the do what was necessary move to a performing member. But I also moved from performing boot to performing member to "Old Man Of The Corp" to being dubbed Blue Knight in a matter of days. Good times.
163.181.251.103
5:40pm 03-08-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1984

Section in the Corps

Cymbals
"D n B" was one of the best times of my life. I remember volunteering to plant rose trees in front of the C.O.'s office to get out of P.T. I was also "Captain Cambodia" for the majority of my stay there April thru August 1984. I would love to get in touch with any of the people from that time...
98.119.98.158
5:40pm 03-02-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1981-1984

Section in the Corps

NCOIC

Your Favorite Food

Burgers and Pizza

What You Want For Christmas

To have all my friends and family to be healthy and happy
Being assigned to the Drum and Bugle Corps was one of my favorite assignments in the AF. When I became the NCOIC of the unit, we had about 45 people and when it was my time to salute out we had 118 members. The memories I have are truly priceless. I have many pictures and ropes and clothing articles from those times. If I can ever get the time to find them I will put them on the site. I remember the Mardi Gras's we did in New Orleans and all the miles we all put on our feet during those times. The beads that people came home with was beyond me how they got them. It was a blast to go do the parades. The shows we did was anywhere from a salute out to performing in front of a massive crows at Barksdale AFB, La Open House. We were flown up there on a C141, and Barksdale put us up in a very nice Hotel off base, we were there for 1 night.. The show was done in front of a a estimated 10,000 + people that was out there on the runway and stands area. We received a standing ovation for the awesome show that was done. As young Airmen in the AF they were treated as stars and catered to by NCO's and young Officers while there. Wow the memories are flooding back. I will have to get this all wrote out and get it sent in for all to see. Hit It Corps,, Break It Corps. Miss the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps.
70.178.88.215
1:09pm 03-02-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1988

Section in the Corps

Cymbals

Your Favorite Food

Italian, Mexican, anything made by me

What You Want For Christmas

World peace
Thanks for making this page. I was at Keesler March-May of 1988 (I was a pop tart if that still means the same thing there). My roomate was named Jeannie and she was the best. My nickname was Airman Skate. I remember a redhead named Vickie who married a blond guy named Dave (both in D&B) and they wound up at Minot after Keesler. I have fond memories of D & B. Anyone remember the breakfast club? Recon missions? Sgt. Odom was in charge of the corp while I was there. I wish that I could remember some more names but I do remember many people very fondly. I remember marching in a parade and all of the cymbals had to march backward nearly the entire time and it was really, really hot. My face was as red a beet that day. Good times.
184.34.56.85
3:58am 02-26-2012
Tuan (Calvin) Nguyen

Year(s) in the Corps

May - September 2003

Section in the Corps

Horns/Brass (Mellophone - mids)

Your Favorite Food

All kinds

What You Want For Christmas

For my webseries "Day Zero" (http://www.dayzerotv.com) to be picked up by a distributor and to get paid for it!
So awesome to see everyone who served in the Corps! Wow, such rich history I was glad to be a part of that, though there doesn't seem to be as many proud members from the 2000s here (yet). lol. I really dug learning the Mellophone while I was there, and it was a great way to get out of the inspections sometimes during retreat. J/k! I was Honor Guard for 2 1/2 years in the Air Force, so I was already squared away, didn't do the drill team though, that would've been a bit much.
207.224.204.232
12:34pm 02-13-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

12/83-5/84

Section in the Corps

Contra Bass Bugle
I remember being the first contra player in 6 months, the brand new horn turned out to be a concert tuba we had to convert into a bugle. No music around, had to write my own made up spins for the beast for parades, etc. Would love to find footage of especially Mardi Grass and the Mobile flagpole dedication. Truly my favorite part of my Air Force career, voluntarily shortened because I stupidly got out for a "6 week wonder" who was also in the corps.
166.249.103.125
5:00pm 01-28-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

63-64

Section in the Corps

DRUMS

Your Favorite Food

PASTRAMI SANDWICH
I got the Corps to go to the 63 World Open in Jersey City, NJ, we did a drill and all. I marched with the Sunrisers from 65-68. I played one of the first mellophones, Single valve back then. Did the Mardi Gras parades. Marched the student Corps to classes in the AM and back in the afternoon. A great time.
72.185.223.162
7:00pm 01-18-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

1959-1960

Section in the Corps

Bass Bugle/Assistant Drum major

Your Favorite Food

Anything
Served in the Dumb and Bungle Corps at Lackland AFB from Aug 58-Oct 58. Found out the beauty of being in the Corps (NO KP!) so when arriving at KAFB, immediately went looking for the Blue Knights of Keesler. Had to wait until finishing BASIC before moving from Triangle to Old Base. We were the first group invited to participate in the Billy Bones Festival in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Flew there on a C-47 Gooney Bird. Very enjoyable time of my life,I was only 19 and thought I had the world by the tail.
Served 25 years before retiring in 1983, spent half of my career chasing electrons and the other half telling pilots where to go.
Would not have traded it for anything anyone has ever told me.
68.2.241.233
5:27pm 01-14-2012

Year(s) in the Corps

September 1973 to May 1974

Section in the Corps

Drums

Your Favorite Food

Steak

What You Want For Christmas

F4 Phantom II
The Corps was the best time in the Air Force. We marched some of the craziest parades I have ever heard of, Ocean Springs Mayors dog had puppies. Also had great times at Mardis Gras in1974, troop change, retreat and practice and practice and practice. The Corps was a great group of people. Redeyes, marching in the toilet, breaking starch everyday and removing loose threads. I would love to do it again. I played the cymbals and bass drum.
68.2.168.170
12:01pm 11-18-2011

Year(s) in the Corps

1979

Section in the Corps

Horns

Your Favorite Food

SOS!

What You Want For Christmas

To locate more of my old friends from Keesler....The only one here so far is Sharon Johnson and yes, I remember you!!!
When I first visited the USAF recruiter, my goal was to become a member of the Air Force band. To my dismay, there were no openings on horn so I chose Air Traffic Control instead. That's what got me to Keesler. I was asked right after I got off the bus from Lackland if I had any music experience and the rest is history. Having marched in the band in high school, there was never any hesitation to want to be a part of this group.

My fondest memory was the "32". You heard many horror stories about this long ordeal, and don't get me wrong, it was TOUGH, but after it was over, you had such a great sense of accomplishment. I would not trade the experiences of my time at Keesler for anything. I have been trying very hard lately to find the whereabouts of John Myers, Bruce Biser, William Koehler, and Tim Spaulding. I did manage to find Dale Multer on Facebook today. If Sharon has any old photos, or has contact with any old members, please let me know.
98.193.216.45
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