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  • HERITAGE TO HORIZONS: 64 years, still counting

    It was 1943 and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president, the Army Air Corps was fl ying high over the skies of Europe and the Pacifi c, and an 18-year-old Dorothy Rowe was starting her fi rst job working for the War Department, which became the Defense Department in 1947, as an administrative specialist at the Columbus Quartermaster's Depot in
  • HERITAGE TO HORIZONS: High school graduate gives AF a try for 29 years

    The sea of blue uniforms drifting along the long winding San Antonio River Walk caught the attention of a high school student on summer vacation. She continued to think about it until June 4, 1976, when she decided to give the Air Force a try. A year after graduating high school and still undecided on her future, Eileen Berning remembered how cool
  • Heritage To Horizons: Retiree Reflects on three decades of service

    In 1971, Richard Nixon was president and Jack Williams was governor of Arizona. Hawaii Five-O and the Mod Squad topped the Nielsen ratings; Dirty Harry and Summer of '42 were box office smashes and Neil Diamond and Three Dog Night topped the music charts. More than that, a young college student joined the Air Force that year for a four year stint
  • Heritage To Horizons: Retired chief won't slow down

    Nearly 50 years ago during the dark days of the Cold War, a young man decided to join the Air Force and started a military journey that lasted three decades in active-duty and many more years as a volunteer and civil service worker. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Geno Piccoli joined the Air Force in 1958 and retired in 1988. He recalled that he chose
  • Air Force Ball celebrates 60 years of history, deeds

    Come one, come all to celebrate six decades of Air Force history and accomplishments. The Air Force Ball is coming to the Glendale Civic Center Sept. 15 and will feature fine cuisine, a guest speaker, entertainment and dancing. The 2007 Air Force Ball theme is Heritage to Horizons. The evening jubilee will commence at 6 p.m. with cocktails. The
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