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7:58am 07-06-2016
Clint Spooner

Year(s) in the Corps

1964-1965

Section in the Corps

Horns
Sorry Tom Anderson, I am a bit older than you (but we may have overlapped as I thought Lt. Williams was a captain. Got to the triangle area of Keesler in December 1964 and immediately left for the main base side of the runway and joined the Drum & Bugle corp (the air conditioned barracks were the real draw). Went through basic electronics school, then radar school, then instructor school and then taught basic electronics ('65-'66). Since I taught in the six am to noon shift, I spent my off time working at the base movie theater and helped out at the base parachute shop (I was also a skydiving instructor at the Ocean Springs airport). I played 6 string and banjo and when I met Bill Orr (12 string guitar) and Gary Hertz (standup bass) we formed a folk trio ("Empty Cup Trinity" and later the "Blue Mountain Lake Ramblers" and played the Officer's Club at Keesler, Trader John's out on Highway 90 towards Gulfport (washed away in Camille, but actually where Jimmy Buffett got his start a year or two after we played there) and most fun of all, Friday and Saturday nights at Cosimos Bar in New Orleans (still there today on the corner of Burgundy and Gov. Nichols streets). I really enjoyed the teaching of basic electronics in Allee Hall and was pleased at how well my classes did on the standardized electronics tests at the end of the classes. I was disappointed when transferred out in late '66 (to the 1370th photomapping wing at Turner AFB (in Albany, Georgia) and then Forbes AFB (Topeka, Kansas). Would love to hear from those in Biloxi at the same time.
7:40pm 05-25-2016
Jamie Hale

Year(s) in the Corps

1.5

Section in the Corps

Drum line snare!

Your Favorite Food

Apple pie and ice cream! American!

What You Want For Christmas

Nothing. Have everything I need.
Best era of my military career!
9:30am 04-28-2016
Bill Berndt

Year(s) in the Corps

1962

Section in the Corps

Drill Team

Your Favorite Food

Mexican and Cajun

What You Want For Christmas

Another year on this planet
I attended Microwave - Radio Relay Equipment Repairman school and I went to New Orleans with Dan every chance we had. Our drill team was the U.S. Air Force honor guard when John F. Kennedy visited New Orleans in 1962. The white glove barracks inspections were always an experience. Sgt. Gombos was in charge of the drill team and d&b corps at that time. Lots of good memories performing in surrounding towns and on base for numerous occasions.
5:42pm 04-13-2016
Craig Davis

Year(s) in the Corps

July '77 - March '78

Section in the Corps

Bass drummer, Drum Major some other things I forget !

Your Favorite Food

Sausage McMuffin

What You Want For Christmas

Motus V4 motorcycle or a Vespa.....
I think that Sgt. Parmater was our first shirt....can't remember everyone's name but does it really matter as we all had a riot !! I went on to the Plillipines and Nevada Test Site. I can remember the 32 hour inspection and boot burning.....there was some hot sauce involved somewhere in there as well The Mardi Gras was cool to march in....have some pics of that somewhere.
11:15pm 03-09-2016
Don

Year(s) in the Corps

1973

Section in the Corps

Snare Drum and occasionally the tri-toms.

Your Favorite Food

Tenderloin

What You Want For Christmas

My misspent youth
Was in the Corps May-November 1973. Spent a lot of time at Cousin Hugo's bar. Those 7 months were some of the best during my AF tour. Had a great time with T.C., Mark Klenke, Jim Criswell, and a few others whose names I don't remember. I do remember the "RED-EYE!"
12:38pm 02-10-2016
Mark C Davidson

Year(s) in the Corps

1972-1973

Section in the Corps

horn soprano

Your Favorite Food

steak

What You Want For Christmas

drone
Great memories!!! I was the last barracks chief in the WWII units. Literally moved into the newer dorms two days before I left. No way I was going to move all my stuff in there just to pack it up a day later so I stayed in the old barracks solo for one night. That was kind of weird but fitting.
10:21pm 02-07-2016
Aimee Sandlin Giles

Year(s) in the Corps

Late January, 1988- April, 1988

Section in the Corps

16" Bass Drum and Fife

Your Favorite Food

Key Lime Pie

What You Want For Christmas

To be 18 years old with the knowledge and life experience I have now at 45.
I don't remember a whole lot from that time. I remember the first week or so I was there we had to march in the Endymion
Parade. Cold and rainy. They had told us to just go with the flow because of the crowds and just take whatever they handed you so, we got handed lots of booze. I went on to Germany and joined the Honor Guard there.
1:52pm 01-29-2016
Bob Bell

Year(s) in the Corps

1976 - 1977

Section in the Corps

SOP

Your Favorite Food

Pizza

What You Want For Christmas

A soprano bugle.
My son went TDY to Keesler. It gave me an opportunity so see the place again. Great memories.
12:52pm 01-17-2016
Tom Neff

Year(s) in the Corps

1982

Section in the Corps

Bariton Horn
I was student commander (Red Rope) during my training as a Ground Radio Repairman. I was in the Air National Guard. I later went active duty as an officer and retired in 2004 as a Lt Col weatherman.
10:28am 12-29-2015
Robert White

Year(s) in the Corps

1

Section in the Corps

Color Guard / Corps Sweetheart

Your Favorite Food

Steak

What You Want For Christmas

Drone
I lost my rope during a fire, and looking for anyone that may have an extra rope or know where I would be able to obtain one.
11:16am 12-11-2015
Michael A Sexton

Year(s) in the Corps

1976-1977

Section in the Corps

Rifles Rule

Your Favorite Food

Fried Potatoes and Beaded Tenderloins

What You Want For Christmas

Be with My Family
Rifles Rule I am thinking of visiting Keesler and would like to show my Family are we still there and is there a phone Number
11:51pm 10-15-2015
Ken Lobb

Year(s) in the Corps

1981

Section in the Corps

tuba dude

Your Favorite Food

horns

What You Want For Christmas

more tubas
1 3 5 7 whoooo hooooo
7:00pm 09-20-2015
Michael Feuerstein

Year(s) in the Corps

Aug 1972 to June 73

Section in the Corps

Second Baritone, Section Leader and Lower 9 Bay Chief. (at least that's what it says on my jacket)

Your Favorite Food

Italian

What You Want For Christmas

To retire, been working over 30yrs as a Rural Mail Carrier.
I remember this as some of my best memories during training. Especially marching in the different Mardi Gras parades.
10:59am 09-06-2015
Keith Kelly

Year(s) in the Corps

1970

Section in the Corps

Color Guard
I was with the Blue Knights when we participated in the Sugar Bowl Parade in 1971 when the Air Force Academy was playing against Tennessee. What I recall about going to New Orleans on that trip was that we had arrived quite early before the parade started. They foolishly allowed us to wander off to visit Bourbon Street with instructions to be back before the parade started. And let's just say that there were more than a few Blue Knights who staggered through the Sugar Bowl parade rather than marched it!
10:06am 09-05-2015
Travis Ammons

Year(s) in the Corps

1984-85

Section in the Corps

Bugle
The pic from the newspaper is actually me. I have an original copy.
Brings back memories.
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