Thanks for taking the time to journey back to the past, at England Air Force Base! We hope you have enjoyed this brief look at the air base as it existed before its closure in 1992.

We ask those former personnel of EAFB and/or their families to sign the EAFB Register and let us know of their memories of their service at that fine facility. If you have photos to share, please email them to

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December 24, 2010

Comments: I was stationed at EAFB from June of 75 till Dec of 78.  I was in the ECM Shop.  Great first assignment. 

Ronald Mayeaux Sr.
December 22, 2010
Alexandria, La.

Comments: Had two fly guys marry two of my sisters. Bruce Benjamin Garrison from Okla.City, Okla. and one from Huntsville, Ala. Bobby Wayne Colvin.

Always thought the Air Force was a joke until I grew up and went to Vietnam and needed them and they were on the money {literally}

Thank You Fly Guys!!!!!!  

Michael  H.  Hurley
December 21, 2010
Pensacola, Florida, USA

Comments: Arrived EAFB, 401st Police Sq, May 61 from 4yrs in Alaska. Deployed numerous times to Europe and SE Asia [RVN] with TAC Ftr Units ... Investigator, Flt Sgt, Ops Sgt and 1st Sgt Maj Bennett, was SirSec&LE ... after several TDYs went PCS to SEA for 3 bases there. Final dep date was 1965.

great base and great area ... retired as MSgt in 1973.

David Hiney
December 21, 2010
Rio Vista, CA

Comments: I served at England from 28Aug81 to 14Apr85 as a bomb loader on the A-10. 

I was first assigned to the 74th AGS serving as the number 3 man on the load team.  I soon moved into the training facility as a trainer as part of the 75th.  Under the tutelage of SSgt Ron Herring I served as the number 2 man on a load team that went to Nellis AFB in 1983 to compete in "Gunsmoke '83".

Because of the excellent training we received from SSgt Herring, my team and I walked away as the overall "loadeo" winners, one of my finest memories of my time served.

Elizabeth Melton
December 17, 2010

Comments: I came to EAFB as a young bride from a small town in England. My husband was in the fire dept and EAFB was his second place of duty after Woodbridge AFB England. 1981 is when we arrived. I often think of the times there and how we enjoyed ourselves, making new friends and discovering the south.We both also got Baptized at the community Baptist church in 1985. I often think of our time there and still have the seven dwarfs that I made at the ceramics workshop on base!!!! Good stuff.

Have enjoyed the web site.

James A. Coe
December 17, 2010
Dothan, Alabama

Comments: I was stationed at England AFB 1957 & 1958. Aircraft changed from F-84s to F-100Fs and F-100Ds. Refuelers were KB-50s. Two wings were there, the 401st and 366th.

Anthony  Loche
December 16, 2010
Minneapolis, MN

Comments: My first duty station - '86

23rd Tactical Fighter Wing patchMsgt Gilbert W. Whitten
December 6, 2010
Mt. Carmel, Illinois

Comments: How well I remember the years I was stationed at EAFB, La. with the 23rd TFW from 1976 thru 1981, EMS Night Maintenance Superintendent.

I left a lot of friends working there on the A-7s and the A-10s.

Anthony Cons
December 6, 2010

Comments: I need help in trying to locate my father.  My name is Anthony Cons and my father's name is Wayne Herron. He was stationed there in Lousiana around 1978-1979. Mother, whose name is Andrea Cons, was also in the Air Force. I left there when I was  a baby and met my father once, and am now 31 years old and trying to find my father. Does any one know who he is?

Leslie Morgan
December 6, 2010
Lewisville, TX

Comments: My husband, Darrell, and I were stationed at EAFB 1977-1981.  Lots of great memories.  We were in the 23 AGS, 75 AMU.

Douglas G Hadley
November 30, 2010
Boise, ID

Comments: I never thought I would be saying this, but I miss EAFB and the people I met during my tour.

I was stationed there from May 87 to Nov 91.  I belonged to the 23rd EMS assigned to the Phase Dock.  I had the privilage of working on each and every A-10 aircraft that served so amazingly well during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

If there is anyone out there that would like to contact me, I would love to hear from you.

Pamela Boese
November 28, 2010
Inverness, FL

Comments: Thanksgiving Day my mother and I were talking about the places we had lived while I was growing up and the churches we had attended.  I couldn't help but look up Air Base Road Baptist Church to see if Brother Joe Sharp was still the minister or maybe his son.  When I Googled it, this site came up with Byron Shaw.  I can't help but think that we may have been there at the same time.

I also used to go to the pool during the summers and would wander the air base with my friends and even occassionally ride our bikes into Alex.; our parents never had to worry about us.  Back to Air Base Road Baptist Church, that is where I found the Lord and Brother Sharp was a great man ... he did live what he preached.  Maybe some day I will go back. My father retired in 1974 and we moved to Florida and have been here ever since. 

My maiden name was Taylor; we were there from 1970 - 1974.  We lived on Norman Drive ... you may remember the airplane in the carport - that was us.  Seems like yesterday; those were good times.  Never would have thought that years later, that I, myself would fly, but that has even been a quite a few year too.

It has been nice to go back. 

Pamela (Taylor)

Larry Lothery
November 26, 2010
Indianapolis, IN

Comments: I was stationed at EAFB from 1987-1992. I was production supervisor 75th AMU black section. Briefly 76th NCOIC, and NCOIC Manitenance Operations Center.

Best assignment of my 26 years in the Air Force. Great people, great area, sorry it had to close.

Dennis Johnson
November 24, 2010
Marmora, NJ

Comments: I was stationed at EAFB 86-87, in the 75th AMU, Weapons Load shop. I miss the great people and good times and night fishing at Cotile Lake. Also working out at Rick's Gym in Pineville.

Lester Beacham
November 15, 2010
Beaufort North Carolina

Comments: Served at England AFB March 1969 to Feb. 1971. Firefighter

Bonnie Nelson-Blum
November 14, 2010
Presque Isle, Maine

Comments: I was stationed at England AFB with my ex-husband John Blum in 1980-1982. For the first year I was there I worked at the Officers Club. Any one that worked there then I would like to hear from.

November 12, 2010


doyle crager
November 11, 2010
westlake la.

Comments: was at England AFB from 1968 to 1972, worked in the jet engine shop. had some good times there. really a good assignment

Chuck Clarke
November 11, 2010
Olean, NY

Comments: Stationed at EAFB 1961 - 1964. 

David Bolding (
November 11, 2010
Norman, Oklahoma

Comments: does anyone remember the KB-50 crash in late 1958 or 1959?

Hal Brown
November 10, 2010
Healdsburg CA

Comments: My father was an Army officer stationed at Camp Beauregard from 1940-1942. During that time we lived on Thornton Court in Alexandria. I attended West End grammer school and recall walking to school up Lee Street to Bolton Ave., passing by Damico's fruit stand and being given an apple or banana by the owner.

I recall attending Saturday movies at the Don. On rare ocassions my parents would take us to dine out at Suburban Garden. While attending my 60th Tioga High School reunion this year, my wife Patricia and I were thumbing through the telephone book looking for a nice restuarant to partake of dinner and I was very happily surprised to note that the Suburban Garden was still in business. We hopped in our rental car and drove from Kingsville, where we were staying, to the Jackson street address and there stood the Suburban Garden restuarant. Not only was the food as great as I had remembered from my youth, but we enjoyed conversing with the current owner who is the  granddaughter of the original owners.

The forementioned are just a few of the wonderful memories I have of my days in Alexandria.

ronald h kingsland
November 7, 2010
lexington,south carolina

Comments: i am from buffalo new york area, moved to s.c. a year ago. stationed at england air force base 1964 to march 1967. went to vietnam to march 1968. refueled planes. looking for other P.O.L. guys who were there when i was. buddy bracken, richard bertum?

Sherry (Brooker) Brantley
November 2, 2010
Baxley, GA

Comments: My Dadddy, Leland Brooker, was with the 615th TFS. He was stationed at England AFB '64-'65. He was sent to Clark AFB then on to Veitnam in June of '64.

He would love to hear from anyone that remembers him.

Jimmie Lois Granger 
October 31, 2010
Alexandria, Louisiana

Comments: I worked at the Motor Pool until it was closing and was transferred to Camp Headquarters.  I was the next to last female to leave.  Was transferred to Civil Service in Alexandria.

Art Cryer
October 29, 2010
Coppell, Texas

Comments: I was at England from 1972 - 1978. 'The formative years.' My first assignment.
Many fond memories, of course and many challenges.
That's the life in the Air Force, no?

23rd TFW Base Supply Squadron. I think we were the best. Our motto was 'We Try Harder'. May sound a little funny thirty some odd years latter but, we really did well and had some fun at the same time ... in a difficult time of our lives.

I admire, respect and miss all the people I knew and wonder how well you are doing.

June Windsor
October 27, 2010
Cabot, Arkansas

Comments: My Father was assigned to Camp Livingston in 1943.  He visited nearby Alexandria when he was off-duty.  I have several pictures of Camp Livingston, down-town Alexandria, and of the old zoo as well.

Gayle DeMeo
October 27, 2010
San Bernardino, CA

Comments: Just wanted to say thank you for the website.  Your website, along with others, is a gift and has great meaning not just for those who served, but for the family and children of those who served. Thank you.

Bill McMullen
October 19, 2010
Dallas TX

Comments: England AFB was my first duty station during 1986-91, and met a lot of great people. I was 392x Plans and Scheduling DCM staff, 75 AMU, EMB. Been back a couple of times; great memories, and sad to see the place without the A-10. If any 392XX or others want to share memories, shoot me an email.

Tom Cleveland
October 10, 2010
Ocala, FL.

Comments: My father retired 1962 from England Air Force base.  He was a WWII vet and I have fond memories of the base, Pineville, and Alexandria. we were stationed from 1956 until his retirement.

Jean Bollinger
October 10, 2010
Austin, Texas

Comments: Member 401st CAMS '61-'62; 3rd TFW '64-'65 at EAFB

Dwight Evans
October 6, 2010
Slidell, La

Comments: My father was stationed at EAFB for 6 years.  I remember visiting the youth center, playing baseball, basketball, and football.  I attended the base elementary school, where my mother worked.  Remember my fourth grade teacher Ms. Versalati.  Miss those times....

John E. Abel
October 2, 2010
Bedford, Indiana

Comments: I was stationed at EAFB from 1960 to 1962, as an A1C in the 401st A&E Sqdrn.

I have many fond memories of the base and the people of Louisiana.

Tony Thomas
September 24, 2010
Baton Rouge, La.

Comments: I was a security policeman assigned to the 23rd SP Squadron from 1986-1990. Major Culpepper was my commanding officer. I truly enjoyed my time at England AFB and in the military and made alot of friends (Randy Pamplin was my dorm mate for a short time).

I would like to make contact with you all again and tell "war stories". It has been 20 years.

Debra Serl
September 20, 2010

Comments: I am trying to reach David Benson. He was at England AFB in 1955-57. He was a good friend of the family. If anyone can give me any info. I would appreciate it.

Darrell Burchfield
September 19, 2010
Ft Worth, Texas

Comments: I was stationed at EAFB 1972-1976 as a crew chief on the A-7D. Great memories.

Ivy Segar
September 15, 2010
Orlando, Florida

Comments: I was a 1lt Procurement Officer. My service dates was 8/79 - 11/83. It was a great experience that I will always remember.

Bill Fornaro
September 10, 2010
Islip, NY

Comments: I had signed the register earlier (in 2004) and mentioned that I was stationed at England from September 1971 until January 1974.  While there I served in 2 different squadrons - the 23 Headquarters Squadron from 1971 until January 1973, and then the 23 Civil Engineering Squadron until January 1974. 

If anybody here remembers me from those years, I would love to hear from you.

Chris Saxby 
September 9, 2010
Sumter, S.C.

Comments: I just miss EAFB so much; it will forever be home. I will be back!

Gayle L. Meiklejohn Dutra
September 6, 2010
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Comments: My father was in the 622 Air Refueling Squadron. I lived there in 1962. 

Randall Bonin
August 30, 2010

Comments: I was assigned to England AFB approximately 1972 to 1975.  I was a Ground Radio Communications Equipment Repairman (AFSC 30454) in the 1908 Communications Squadron.

My job required that we commute between the radio shop (on the base) and the remote transmitter and receiver sites.  This included travel in and around the aircraft flight line and runways.  Noise levels were extreme.

I now have severe bilateral hearing loss.  Is there anyone out there that experiencing the same hearing loss?

Thanks in advance.
Randall Bonin

Terri L. Tolbert
August 25, 2010
Flomaton, Al.

Comments: I was stationed at England Air Force Base from 1986-1990 and would love to catch up with some others that were there at that time.

Dave Ullery
August 21, 2010
Johnstown, PA

Comments: EAFB 1981-1984

Brian Goff
August 19, 2010
East Durham, New York

Comments: Stationed at England from Mar.'69 til Dec.'72. Mechanic in the 23rd Trans. Sq. Doesn't seem that long ago.

Michael T Manion
August 19, 2010

Comments: I was stationed at England AFB in 1958-59. Married my wife, an Alex girl, after I got discharged and moved her to Oregon.  We visit Alex very often, her family is still there.  I was an A/1C in the 613th personnel shop and later in the parachute shop.

Linda Reiser
August 18, 2010
Wheaton, IL

Comments: Does anyone remember my brother Capt. Michael Reinhard?  He was stationed at England AFB as an instructor pilot after serving in Vietnam.  He died at the base in a crash on February 24, 1972.

Would love to hear from anyone who knew him - he was a great individual!

Bill Finical
August 17, 2010
Odessa, Texas

Comments: Spent my high school years growing up at EAFB.  My dad was M/Sgt William Finical and my mother, Marie, worked at the EAFB credit union for years.   Attended Tioga, Menard and Bolton HS, graduating in 1961. 

Laura Souder (Chitwood)
August 8, 2010
Edwards AFB, CA

Comments: My dad was stationed at EAFB in the mid '80s until the base closed. My mom worked at the elementary school as a teachers' aide for Mrs. Hoge and my brother was in Mrs. Wiltse's kindergarten class.

I remember my time there fondly, from grades 2-6 (my teachers were Mrs. Hoge, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Denton). I was hoping to find some old classmates or teachers on the site. If you'd like to contact me, I'd love to "walk memory lane" and catch up!

Earl C. Myers II
August 6, 2010
Huntsville, AL

Comments: My dad was reassigned to England in 1964 from Itazuke AFB, Japan. We lived off base for about a year until base housing became available and then moved into quarters on base.  He was assigned to the OMS unit as a Capt. Douglas C Myers.

I have many fond memories of the folks that used to come over, the Webers, Luebberts, etc. Had a tidy business cutting grass during the summer and bagging groceries at the commissary during the school year on weekends. I attended Cherokee elem, Brame JR High, Bolton and the first year of ASH.  Fond memories.

I am now retired 30 yrs active duty US Army and remember EAFB as it was yesterday.

Jerry Goodale
August 2, 2010
Cheraw, SC

Comments: Was stationed at EAFB 62-64 & worked part time as Bartender at the officers club.

Jimmie E. Larson
August 2, 2010
Lincoln, Alabama

Comments: It was great to see the old base. It was my first station and I really enjoyed being stationed there. Thanks for bringing back good memories.

Charles E, Barnes
August 1, 2010
D'Iberville, MS

Comments: I arrived at Alexandria AFB in December of 1954 and was assigned to the 366th Air Police Sqdn. Worked Town Patrol and as Flt Cmdr until June 55 when I reenlisted for Sewart AFB, TN. I Married a girl from Dry Prong and we were married for 38yrs before cancer took her in 94. I have one sister in law left there. Anyone that remembers me ... drop me a E-mail.

Debbie Corley Wiltse
July 15, 2010
Pineville, Louisiana

Comments: EAFB Elementary School was a special place that created a bond between the staff and students/parents that will continue on forever.  The impact of that school touched so many in so many ways.  It was a teacher's dream come true!

England Air Force Base Chapel

David Kramer
July 12, 2010
Phoenix, Arizona


I was stationed twice at England AFB LA, once as a dependent (my father was F-100 Fighter Pilot and 416 TFTS CC), and once on active duty 1980-83 A-7D conversion to the A-10. I am a Crew Chief by trait, USAF retired 24 years, currently working for L-3 Vertex Aerospace at Luke AFB AZ. I grew up around the HUN and ALEX, attending Alexandria Jr High and 2 years at Holy Savior Menard HS. My 3 sisters also went to school in ALEX and we loved water skiing at Cotile and Buhlow lakes. 

Little brother Rick and I would walk my sisters to Catechism on base every Saturday and Mass on Sunday, but the best days were Friday and the fish fries  My Dad was an avid sportsman, and fishing at Toledo Bend was an annual spring trip.  I remember The Sharpes, the Beckwiths, The Mangum's, Snowden's, Carlton's, Griffith's, Gayden's, and on and on. 

What a great life in the Air Force, and the service to our country. I love you all forever!!

Donna Parker
July 12, 2010
Benton LA

Comments: I'm looking for a friend of our family; his name is James Hopson and he was stationed at EAFB in 1963.


Tim Hellrung
June 27, 2010

Comments: Good Ole EAFB was my 1st assignment Base after Tech School training at AAFB (Amarillo Air Force Base - San Antonio, TX), Oct 1965 till June 1967, being deployed to Vietnam 67-68. Just a 19 yr old scared, yet gutty kid! 

Was assigned to the 834th Air Police Squadron and became the Chief Administrative NCO for the Squadron's Orderly Room (they called it). I worked for such GREAT Officer's, i.e., SMSGT, John Robinson (growled with a  Texan/frog, very distinguished, SSGT Jessie Phillips, my 1st Office Supervisor (learned a lot from that man), a SSGT Ken Friend (who was 2nd office supvr & a good one), LT then Capt Charles Fuller (funny man), 1st LT Granson (very young, probably like 20, just out of College, Squadron Commander, Col Jesse Richardson (like a 2nd father to all of us), then many Cop and non-Cop buddies like Bruce (from MN), Michael Friedman (1st Jewish friend), Joe Robbison and Petry (Alabama, always puttin my MICHIGAN Football team down), & so many, many more, most went to Vietnam & didn't make it...I DID, only thru the Grace of God....

I remember the Base Main Gate, where even I, had to direct cars thru it until I neglected to salute a WOMAN 1st LT, so she DECIDED NOT to go, as signaled, ultimately CAUSING a 5 car pile up (as I kept on white glove han signaling ... LOL), remember serving in the Base Honor Guard, going to military burial's all over the state & getting paid EXTRA for a job I would have done for NOTHING as was such an HONOR, yet so very SAD, tears streaming down our faces for our fellow servicemen & their families.

Remember the BASE PX (would SPEND almost my whole $65.00 a month salary, being broke the rest of the month til next pay day (BUT SAVED SO MUCH), remember the Base Theater & bowling alley we use to go to on weekends, IF we had any money !

Downtown Alexandria, remember my 1st Christmas away from hometown, Wyandotte, MI, the Christmas before, Wyandotte had gotten NEW Street Christmas lights, etc, they had purchased from somewhere in Texas and in 1965, Alexandria had purchased these SAME Street Deco' was almost LIKE being home, very similar downtowns and would shop at this men's store in Alexandria (Forget the name) but was just like my Wyandotte's Famous downtown men's store, Armstrong's & Chelsea's.

I still remember how I chickened out, after going through parachute traing, NOT bailing out, along with 6 others out of 9...LOL. Remember GROWING up there, enough to VOLUNTEER to go to Vietnam, when I could have easily NOT and served the rest of my 4 yrs right there at my BELOVED EAFB. Never got the chance to go back.  I'm retired NOW and Alexandria (& what's left of EAFB) is on my BUCKET LIST, along with the Vietnam Wall in D.C. 

  ...Thanks EAFB, for a part of my LIFE I shall NEVER FORGET.....

England Air Force Base Gate

J.P. Perkins
June 25, 2010
Dickson, TN

Comments: I was stationed at England AFB from 80-83 in the CRS Hydraulic Shop. I will always take pride in having served with the Flying Tigers, and my time with the fine men & women of the 23rd TFW.

Ray A. Gandy Sr.
June 19, 2010
San Gabriel, Calif.

Comments: I was stationed at EAFB May 1958 thru Oct 61 as Jet eng spec. 366th & 401st CAMS & F100 Crewchief - 614th - July, 59

A/2C Ray A. Gandy aka GOOSE

Erica Williams
June 16, 2010
Columbus, Mississippi

Comments: I grew up on England AFB!!! It feels so good to be able to look on this site and feel all the memories that I once had as a child all over again!!!

Chester W. Sharp
June 4, 2010
Pineville, La.

Comments:  I came to EAFB in Feb of 1958 and was basically there until we closed it down in December of 1992. I was one of the last personnel to leave out the gate which ended the era of one and only adult adventures of my life's adult work. came as a young Airman from tech school and was asisigned to work in Aircraft Maint. with the F-100D, KB-50 refuelers, and some other tenant aircraft such as T-33, SA-16 and a lot of other transient aircraft of the day.

Cessna A-37B S/N 68-7968 of the 6th Air Commando Squadron, England Air Force Base, September 12, 1970
Cessna A-37B S/N 68-7968 of the 6th Air Commando Squadron, England Air Force Base, September 12, 1970

After about 6 months they decided I was in the wrong career field and was sent the the Civil Engineers in the Mechanical section. Short story: I went through 35 years of stages of change and Wings and units of which I have a lot of memorabilia and information to share if anywone would like. I served as a young Blue Suiter and then later as a Enineering Civilian technician in the energy mamagement unit and system controls designer and renovations, etc.

I helped with consulting on and building the Base air park as it apears  today. the Architect for that project was David Word, who did a great job. That was with the 23rd Flying Tiger Wing which was there 20 years, but the first Wing(s) I was associated with was the 401st TFW and the 366th TFW which was an Air division and with a lot of over tennat aircraft. There is just too much to cover in all those years; I would need a more detailed request and some photos to share that I could offer if anyone wishes to know and / or talk about. so, really, I spent all my adult life in the service of the Airforce at EAFB which was better than anything I have known since or before and all the smart people I met will be forever in my life and mind. Thanks for taking the time.

That base should never have been closed ... it was one of the best in the Air Force.

Thanks - Chester Sharp

Mike Matson
June 4, 2010
Fort Worth, TX

Comments: I was stationed at EAFB from 75-78 as an SP. I served with a lot of good guys and have a lot of great memories.

jerry e davis
June 3, 2010
waller texas

Comments: was at England AFB from feb 1959 to sept 1962 in 622nd

June 1, 2010
Olympia, Washiington

Comments: My mother, Maureen Holmes, lived in Alexandria around 1944. She met my father, Harry Wilson (known as "Willie" to his AFB buddies) at the base. They married soon after. Both of my parents have passed away and I would love to make contact with anyone who knew them during their time in Alex (1954 - 1958).

Caralyn Cloud
May 30, 2010
san marcos, texas

Comments: I am looking for william roy johnson; he was at england afb, from approximately 1963-1966. if you have any information about him I would appreciate it.  thank you.

Jim Reed
May 23, 2010
Voorhees, NJ

Comments: Stationed at EAFB during 1973 to 1975. Avonics system on the A7 aircraft.  Looking for any info on names or other items that was related to this shop.

Nicki Crittenden
May 22, 2010
Columbus Mississippi

Comments: England AFB was my first assignment. I got there in Mar 80, worked in the 75th TFS Ops Admin until Oct 86.  I spent alot of time trying to get back there.  I loved it.

Rick Sauve
May 12, 2010
Burton, MI

Comments: Stationed at EAFB from March 1974 - December 1975

Jim Lofton
May 9, 2010
Cheyenne Wyoming

Comments: 23rd MMS 1975-1979

Ken Bowers
May 9, 2010
Norfolk, MA

Comments: Met a girl named Lanie. Where is she now?

England Air Force Base

David Lambdin
May 7, 2010
Sitka, AK

Comments: Stationed at EAFB 1967-68. Crew chief on C-47. Born & raised in Alexandria, and graduated Bolton in 1966.

LOOKING FOR MY RECRUITER!! Recruited in Alexandria in 1966.

I bought my recruiter's 1963 Corvette after he returned from Nam in about 1965. Trying to remember his name so I can provide history for classic car repurchase. CAN ANYBODY HELP?

My grandfather "Mr Bill Lambdin" ran streets & parks of Alex. He put the F84 in the city park. I was there when the plane was placed in park around 1960.

Recognize lots of names and places on this site!

Chuck Hawes
May 6, 2010
Nitro, WV

Comments: Stationed at EAFB 1972-1975 in Medical Supply. Would love to hear from anyone I worked with, i.e. Bill Gaul, Tom Causey, Ed Laymen, Sandra Lowe.

Pamela Planck Wilkie
May 3, 2010
Highland, Ca

Comments: Anyone remember my dad, Maj. James B Planck and his dog, Gunner, who used to fly with him and was written up in a local newspaper? He was there from '56-'59. Any help will be appreciated.

Sheriaka Bazzelle
April 28, 2010
Fort Lewis, Wa

Comments: I was young, about 7, when my family and I were stationed there, from summer of 1984-summer of 1986, when we moved from Edwards AFB. After England, we got stationed at George AFB (which closed around the same time as England).

I remember living down the road off base (England) and then moving on base in a 2 story house a big long back yard and the Bayou was our backyard scenery with the armadillos digging holes. I remember walking down the pathway by the Bayou to go school, and across the street was the hopsital and not to far from that was a park (where I sat in a pile of ants and they attacked). The theatre and other places my parents took us, my family shopping off base (downtown) and visiting friends and family in Shreveport.

I remember the Air Shows (which I still love as a Army spouse) and the shows Tops and Blues (hope that was the name). My next visit to LA, maybe I should stop by and take a look at something that was a part of my childhood and a part of history. As I get older I apprciate my childhood more and the things that were apart of it and show my 2 kids the AirForce side of things (though they know a little) ... I'm in awe about the photos I've seen ... memeories, memories, memories !

Del Schmick
April 18, 2010
Bethlehem, PA

Comments: 23 TFW, 76 AMU. 1984-1988

Clara Gantt
April 2, 2010
Columbia SC

Comments: My husband was stationed at EAFB from 1959-1963. We married at the chapel there and had our first son at the hospital there. Great times.

Bob Horne
March 31, 2010
Jacksonville, Florida

Comments: Was stationed at England from 1963 to 1965. Great memories. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me from so long ago.

Chuck Hawes
March 30, 2010
Nitro, WV

Comments: Stationed at EAFB Hospital from 1972-1976 as a Medical Supply Specialist.

Wendy Shivers Gintz
March 29, 2010
Bentley, La

Comments: I was born there in 1970, wonderful memories. Went for a long time for check ups and dentist visits and eye exams on the base. I thought it was so cool growing up and so proud of my dad's service in the Air Force!!

Ben Hillman
March 28, 2010
Baton Rouge, LA

Comments: England AFB meant a lot to the Alexandria area. 

My father was a civilian firefighter on the base in 1948.  I grew up near EAFB close to Hot Wells; and attended several air shows there in the 1950s.  I recall the thrill of F-84s, F-86's, and F-100s flying over our house.  I remember my sisters dating some of the pilots, and one who married an airmen in 1955. 

When I return to the Alexandria area now, it is sad to see the base closed. 

Chris Ellerson
March 25, 2010
Las Vegas, NV

Comments: Assigned to EAFB May 1972 to Dec 1973

Phillip D. Dyer
March 22, 2010
Weatherford, TX

Comments: England AFB was my first duty station. I was stationed at England AFB from 8 Dec 86 - 12 May 92.  I was assigned to the hospital.  I've gone back to the base several times and it really brings back memories.  I just retired 1 Aug 09 after 23 yrs.

Ed & Bonnie Budy
March 21, 2010
Riverview, FL

Comments: We spent 3 years at EAFB.  Our daughter was born while stationed there.  My husband worked the NDI lab and I worked in the BX.

Tim Dorman
March 2, 2010
Newark, CA

Comments: 401st Air Police Squadron - Sentry Dog Handler at EAFB. 1961 to 1964.

Ed Conti
February 20, 2010
Sunset, LA

Comments: I was in POL from 11-'63 to 6-'67. I fell in love with Louisiana and still live here.

Ed Jones
February 20, 2010
Chandler AZ

Comments: Stationed at EAFB 1982-1988 as a munitions troop. Worked Munitions Control and 76th CMU. Special duty in Correctional Custody, NCOIC of Transition Flight.

Great memories of the base and great folks of Alex.

Dan Page
February 19, 2010
Wilmington, North Carolina

Comments: In a search for photos of Chennault Air Force Base (I served there 1958-1961), I came upon your site.

I have great memories of playing in the 2nd Air Force fast pitch softball tournament at Barksdale in the early 60s. Anyone know of a source for pictures of Chennault?


Howard Jenkins
February 15, 2010
Lake Wales, Florida

Comments: Member of the 23rd Trans Sq 1984-1990. Helped unload the F-86 & F-105 for the Air Park. 

William S. Hayes
February 10, 2010
Slidell, LA

Comments: My first base out of Basic Training. From July 1976 to October 1st 1979. Was in POL. Great base and excellent city. First Daughter born at Rapides General.

Made some friends ... Hey Dennis B. and Lary W. -- Wonder if R.T. Lee is still kicking?

Kathleen M. Rodgers
February 7, 2010
Colleyville, TX


My name is Kathleen Rodgers and I am the author of the award winning novel "The Final Salute: Together We Live On."

Military Writers Society of America awarded me the Silver Medal in 2009 for my story that deals with USAF fighter pilots and their families around the time of the first Gulf War.  The former England AFB served as the model for my fictionalized account.  The Town Talk in Alexandria did a story on me and that got picked up by USA Today and the AP.  Military Times ran a story about me and my novel in the Feb. 8, 2010 issue on page 3 of Off Duty section.


Kathleen M. Rodgers

Mark Lamberson
February 3, 2010
Abilene, Tx

Comments: I was stationed at England AFB from oct 84 to dec 89.  Some of the best memories I have are from Alexandria. I still like to "savor" them 20 years later.

William R. Sanson
January 29, 2010
Spring Texas

Comments: Well I know too well of the MPs vigilance ... when I was a boy my grandfather Floyd Nichols worked on the base. One day I ventured into a hanger and found the most wounderful thing to play on a small jet. I climb aboard and found my self inside the cockpit only to be removed by the well-placed hand of an MP. It seems I walked into a squadron of dragon flies. Cessnas pre-answer to the ground attack warthog. They were being shipped to Vietnam the next day. Needless to say I was having fun and the Col over the base was not happy with the MP; only question was how did I get into hanger and much less into the cockpit.

If anyone knew my grandfather please write me.

Kirk Gibson
January 16, 2010
Roanoke, Va.

Comments: I was stationed at EAFB from early 74 to mid 77 with 23rd MMS TAC, and worked in the missile shop out in the "Bomb Dump".

Would love to hear from anybody who I knew when I was there.

Alex was a great place and I met a LOT of the nicest people there. I drove a cab at night for Cenla Cab Co. Hello to Marion (aka "Dusty"), Steve (aka "T"), Laverne, Linda and the people of Alexandria.

Thanks for making that time in my life special. I think about those times often and maybe someday will get a chance to revisit. Thanks for the memories.


Wheeler Newman
January 16, 2010
Thomasville, GA

Comments: My father was stationed at England AFB from 1963 through 1966 and I attended Pineville Elementary School for 3rd and 4th grades, and Woodland Elementary in the 5th grade.  Ms. O'Neal was my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs Duncan - 4th grade and Mrs Estrada 5th grade.  I remember these days of my childhood well and have a place in my heart for Pineville / Alexandria.

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