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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WING - THE CAF NEWS & EVENTS


For information on all our Wing's events, contact our Public Information Officers - Pat Brown at (805) 479-2221


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MUSEUM / GIFT SHOP NEWS

If you haven't yet seen our WWII Aviation Museum, please come on in and see us.
Our entrance is at the left rear of the east hangar. Park in our spacious parking lot and follow the signs.
As usual, we're open every day excepting Mondays, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Always new aviation-related items for sale in our Museum Gift Shop.

WING'S LIBRARY IS LOCATED IN THE AVIATION MUSEUM ANNEX

Our Museum Library is available for those who would like to do research in the aviation field, with emphasis on World War II aviation.
It is in our new Annex, located in the building on Eubanks Street, diagonally across from our Aviation Museum.
The library includes books, manuals, magazines, videos and photos
We are most fortunate to have such a wonderful collection of aviation publications (thanks to many generous donors).
Visit the library and see some of the exhibits that are currently on display.

DIRECTORY TO WEBSITE SECTIONS


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WING STAFF


Wing Leader:
Col. Ron Missildine
Exec. Officer:
Col. Steve Barber, Sr.
Oper. Officer:
Col. Jason Somes
Maint Officer:
Col. Mike Perrenoudl
Adjutant:
Col. Janet Rizzoli
Finance Officer:
Col. Paul Willett
Safety Officer:
Col. Gene O'Neal
Dep Fin Mgr:
Col. Casey de Bree
Airshow Officer:
Col. Jason Somes
Chf Docent:
Col. John Knopp
Collect Mgr:
Vacant
Facil Officer:
Col. Dick Troy
Events Mgr:
Col. La Tanya Barber
Historian:
Col. Ron Fleishman
Museum Mgr:
Vacant
PX Mgr.:
Holly Barber
Editor, FL:
Col. Dave Flood
Prod Mgr, FL:
Col. Casey de Bree
Personnel:
Col. Shirley Murphy
Pub Inform:
Col. Pat Brown
Pub Inform Officer:

Train Officer:
Col. Roland Fogel
Webmaster:
Col. Bill O'Neill
Friends:
Col. Ceci Stratford
Librarian:
Col. Jim Hinkelman
Displays:
Col. Charles Carr, Jr.
Purchasing:
Col. Gene O'Neal

Featured Links

COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE

CAF AMERICAN AIRPOWER HERITAGE MUSEUM

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WING - CAF

CAF MEMBERS' PAGE

CALIFORNIA AVIATION MUSEUMS

AEROFILES

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NAS PT. MUGU

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Alan George Gaynor
1961 - January 14, 2014


David Brian Casey
June 10, 1950 - January 14, 2014


Dean Browne
Died July 21, 2013


Cliff Brown
February 10, 1932 - March 6, 2013


Wally Brown
October 22, 1924 - April 30, 2012


Jack Narz


Mark Matye
Died August 18, 2011 - Age 62


George "Ed" Foster


Don McMillan
June 19, 1920 - May 22, 2010


Dave Long
August 17, 1936 - February 28, 2010

Gilbert "Gil" Brice

May 15, 1927 - April 11, 2009

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Charles Nelson Valentine

January 8, 1925 - January 6, 2009

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William R. "Bill" Hartill

August 24, 1924 - December 12, 2008

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Charles Evans Miller

July 4, 1932 - October 10, 2007

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Jerri Lyn Fleishman

December 12, 1946 - June 29, 2007

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"As long as any of us is remembered
in the heart of a friend,
we are never really gone."
Coleen Cason


Missing Man Monument, Hawaii

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Col. Bob Reiss, 1939-2005

A biography of the late Robert E. Reiss, member and benefactor of our Wing.

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“…ENOUGH TO BURY THOSE THAT DID NOT RETURN”

Rarely is there a diplomatic squelch as exquisite as this. Clearly, Colin Powell has a finesse that all diplomats would do well to emulate.

When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building by George Bush.

He answered by saying:

"Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."

It became very quiet in the room.

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MSgt Jari A. Villanueva, USAF
Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

"TAPS"

Day is done...
Gone the sun...
From the lake...
From the hills...
From the sky...
All is well...
Safely rest...
God is nigh.

Thanks and praise...
For our days...
'Neath the sun...
'Neath the stars...
'Neath the sky...
As we go...
This we know...
God is nigh.

To view a listing of our Wing's members who have passed away,
please click on Gone West

May they forever rest in peace.


An American cemetery in France

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved. And now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch! Be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep,
Though poppies grow...
In Flanders Fields.

by John McCrae, 1915

WE REMEMBER...

Col. David Casey

Col. Alan Gaynor

Col. Chuck McCammon

Col. Rudi Wallasch

Col. Dean Browne

Col. Cliff Brown

Col. Wally Brown

Col. Jack Narz

Col. Mark Matye

Col. George "Ed" Foster

Col. June Hubbard

Col. Chuck Williams

Col. Jack Hartswick

Col. Jack Rogers

Col. Harry Bell

Col. Jasper Solomon

Col. Don McMillan

Col. Dave Long

Col. Gilbert Brice

Col. Charles Valentine

Col. Bill Hartill

Col. Charles Miller

Col. Jerri Fleishman

Col. Sharon Wilson

Col. Frank "Buddy" Joffrion

Col. Phil Eatherton

Col. Kenneth "K.D." Johnson

Col. Phil Most

Col. Annie Valentine

Col. Robert E. Reiss

Col. Charles W. "Chuck" Lefever

Col. Merle Smith

Col. Bill Benner

Col. Vern Gibson

Col. Clint Yoakam

Col. Jack Ferdinand

Col. Malcomb Stratford

Edward James "Jim" Modes

Col. Keith Wester

Col. Bill Wachter

Col. Robert Herbert Jacobson

"And high above the fray the lonely bugler grieves"
Greenville Mellen, "Ode on the Celebration
of the Battle of Bunker Hill"


Lord, guard and guide the men and women who fly
Through the great spaces in the sky.
Be with them always in the air,
In darkening storms or sunlight fair;
Oh, hear us when we lift our prayer,
For those in peril in the air!

From "The Navy Hymn"
Adapted from a poem by Mary C.D. Hamilton (1915)/ Navy Hymn melody by Rev. John Bacchus Dykes (1861).

The Navy Hymn - sea stanzas and melody


Lord, guard and guide those who fly
Through the great spaces in the sky;
Be with them traversing the air,
In darkening storms or sunshine fair.

Aloft in solitudes of space,
Uphold them with your saving grace.
O God, protect those who fly
Through lonely ways beneath the sky.

From "The Air Force Hymn"
based on the same poem by Mary C.D. Hamilton (1915) /
melody unknown.

The Air Force Hymn

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