Comments: I was part of the blue zoo from Jan 77-80. Worked as a crew chief, Shift supervisor, then expiditer (Blue 2). Worked for Chief Harkins, a great guy. I remember Billy Hawkins, Dick Link, Jay Halsted, Rick Pike, Barry Micole, Larry Forcum, Duane Corteu (sp), and a supervisor, egress guy named Everoad. I lived over in the new housing area with my wife, still married to her. There were some great times at Hahn. Even with the quarterly alerts. One of the most memorable times I remember was coming back from a TDY from Spain, expecting a day off, being called in and told that Salty Rooster would be starting the next day. The up side was that we had worked togeter so well during the TDY that Salty Rooster was pretty easy for us.Time on the Mosel drinking wine at a fest. Buy one fest glass and you could drink the rest of the night for free. People would come by and fill up your glass.Reading all of the comments on the guestbook brings back some great memories for me, Hahn was one of the best experiences of my life.
Added: February 17, 2006
Submitted by Name: Cannur Kesebir From: Frankfurt a.M. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: HiI must admit that after reading your page, it not only made me cry but I also saw myself in the same situation. I am female and lived all my life in Frankfurt, I grew up near a Housing Area with the US military around me at all times. Now that Rhein-Main Air Base has closed his gates, I feel a great loss and emptyness inside. Americans not only left us with great memories, but they taught us the great American way of life.
Comments: I was stationed with the 50th SPS from 1974 to 1978. Assigned to A flight until I wrote CMSgt T. a ticket for not coming to a complete stop at the stop sign just outside of the B parking area. He said it was what he called a California stop, I wouldnt take the ticket back no matter what TSgt Martin said. I was newly assigned and was really eat up with it. I guess they knew what they had on their hands so they made me a training NCO a week later. I played golf and drank alot of beer with Jackie Hill, and got into few fights at the first G. Spared a few rounds with Perry Grice and hit alot of golf balls with Kennedy and Moore, loved it there and a tear comes to my eye knowing that the last of the rocks guard mounts are now history.
Comments: looking for information on an auto accident that occured between Lautzenhausen and the next town before Kirchberg. Two troops were in it; one guy survived other didnt make it. I believe the accident occured sometime 1979 or 1980. Later same day, I believe I talked to Sgt. Frank Allen weapons loader (and great singer and base contest winner) Just connecting the dots; thanks and God Bless.
Comments: Hallo Mark tolle Seite !!! Kenne die Hahn-Air-Base durch meinen Vater der dort in der Kfz-Abteilung gearbeitet hat.Sein Name Walter Altmaier. Wer hat ihn noch gekannt ?Viele gr´┐?´┐?e sendet Volker Altmaier.
Comments: Salutations to all,Well, I just spent the better part of three hours reading every entry and man am I flooded with some memories! I will try to keep this short and sweet. Carla Hix...I was Chesters roomate and friend, we got in a lot of trouble but none as bad as the day of Maj. M. door incedent. As far as the BAR! that was Danny's room,(7 man room), adjacent to mine, we built that bar together and started the gatherings. Oh! so! sorry! to hear about Chet's passing! I also remember your friend/roomate Cindy Killian. To the ATC guy, I didn't write down your name-Sorry! but if you are the person I'm thinking of you embibed a little too much and that caused you some pain. I believe your wife's name was Jody...could be wrong;If not, drop me a line. Upon arrival In "78" I originally went to R&R and worked for TSgt Roy Dudley. In late "79" I requested xfr to the "Blue Zoo" everyone thought I was crazy but I went most happily...Jet Mech's Phorever! That's for you Frank Lamanna.I do recognize the names Billy Hawkins, Larry(Tiny)Wilson, Jerry Burkett, Mike Templeton and Larry Forcum. Aforementioned. I also have some names that I haven't read in the guest book-Merve Rorhr, Bill Rodgers, and a couple of first names only, Joe (Crew Dog) whom played a mean Fender Precision Bass that made my drummin sound really good. Another was an excellent lead guitarist by the name of Frank...he played a kick ass Gibson SG. There was A bubble Chaser by the name of Bill Wood and his bud Jim Sisk (Electrician and bonified Outlaw from Daytona Beach, colors and all) that man put a hurtin on me a time or two-Had a blast! I PCS'd in Dec. 1980.Do any of you out there remember the initiation/hazing upon arrival at Happy Hahn? (Crew Chief style) 1ea. bottle of Apple Corn and 1ea. bottle of Jager. No greenschtick left the room until they were empty...my luck (No luck) as such, was there were only 2ea. of us being initiated. Haven't touched the Apple Corn since-Still love the Jager though!And finally to Bill Rodgers, you will possibly be the only one that will understand this... L.A.K Phorever! To all else, Phantoms Phorever-Someone over thirty you can trust. And remember, the key is Moderation.Been a pleasure reading all of the entries and Mark, Good on you for starting and keeping this web site alive. There is alot of Golden in all the words from all who have written. Hahn was the best time of my youth, Hands Down!Best regards to all!Craig S. Chambers, TLDRGGR