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Squadron Commander’s Notebook

I kept a steno-sized spiral notebook my Firstie year while I was a Flight Commander (first go-round) and then Squadron Commander (winter go-round). These are from the winter (9 Nov 75 to 29 Feb 76), primarily notes from Group meetings and for Squadron meetings. It looks like I missed several meetings at which either Dano …

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Squadron Commander

I was somewhat surprised to find this in my “Cadet Wing” attic box. I remember it, but can only guess at the reason I wrote it. I believe that my AOC, Lt. Col. Bob Haines, asked me what I would want to pass along to my successor as CS-39 Squadron Commander, Joe Smith. So I …

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1976 Contrails Desk Calendar

It’s a slideshow. Hover over the cover and the Left-Right scroll indicators will appear. Or below the slideshow you can see the individual images that you can click on directly.

’76 Ring Dining In

Ticket and Program with featured speaker Brigadier General Charles E. Yeager (USAF Retired). The text for the ring description, introduction of Gen. Yeager, program of events, and menu is printed below.   1976 CLASS RING The highest point in the design of the 1976 Class Ring is occupied by Polaris. the guiding stgar over which …

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Freshmen Falcons vs Monterrey Tech

The highlight of the freshman football season was the trip over Thanksgiving to Monterrey, Mexico, via two nights in San Antonio at the Randolph AFB VOQ. (Actually, it’s a close call between this trip or being on jock ramps all season and not having to sit at squadron tables.) One of the distinguishing memories of …

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1972 Freshmen Football Roster

Contributed by Steve Stockdale, CS-39. I think this was printed pretty early in our doolie season since it looks like we had more players than they had jersey numbers. By my count, there are 119 names here (1 duplicated) … or 7.8% of the 1,505 of us who started Basic Cadet Training together. And judging …

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72-73 CONTRAILS Part 3

Part 3 contains the rest of the CONTRAILS for 1972-73, focusing on the Academy itself. History The Falcon Academics Military Training Honor Code Fourth Class System Physical Education Professional Ethics Cadet Activities Social Life Unit Awards Service Academies Fourth Class Knowledge Abbreviations Academic Calendar Personal Notes

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72-73 CONTRAILS Part 2

Part 2 includes the “Air Power” section of CONTRAILS: The Use of Airpower in World War I Aircraft Missiles Foreign Aircraft USAF Helicopters

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72-73 CONTRAILS Part 1

Part 1 the “Basic Cadet Bible” contains these sections: The Military Profession United States Military Decorations High Flight Air Force Heritage World War I Interwar Period World War II Post-World War II Korea to the Present The Air Force Air Force Days Pilot Training Navigator Training Helicopter Training Major Commands

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CONTRAILS (the Basic Cadet Bible)

In The Beginning … there was/were CONTRAILS The 1972-1973 “Basic Cadet Bible” is presented on this page (Front Matter, including Contents) and three following pages: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. The list below shows which Content is in which Part. Each part is presented as a slideshow just like this one for the …

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BCT and “Permanent” Squadrons

Basic Cadet Training Squadrons-Flights-Doolie Squadrons A little help here … what were the names of the BCT summer squadrons in 1972? And which flights went to which doolie squadrons? I can only remember my own (GUTS!) and C and D Flights for sure. And some of the names may have changed between the summers of …

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