KEESLER Air Force Base, biloxi, MISSISSIPPI

1967 - 1973



The “Oasis Room” was our Welcome Center.  Great spot...just a short walk to the white sandy beach and on the grotto pool deck. 

Below Left: Renewal of Old Friendships  Below Right:  Sean Lane & Tom Cathey

Below Left:  Major Treadway, Thuyen True Ly, Bill Burns

Below:  Bob Montgomery

~ 1st Special Operations Wing Tour ~

~ C-130 Gunship & CV-22 Osprey ~


Historical Park Tour


A-1E & Ken Brown


Joe Bazin & Col. Tom Palenske,

Commander, 1st SOW

~ Southern Star Sunset Dolphin Cruise ~

~ Banquet ~

~ Tables of Honor ~



Departed Souls (Former IP’s & Students)

~ Our Pledge, Our National Anthem & Our Most Honored ~


Playing a Destin Beach Medley

Covering Fats Domino & Johnny Cash & Patriotic Hymns

Above Left (L to R):  Larry & Rosemary Lovett, Les Moore

Above Right (L to R): Chris Weigt, Norma & Joe Seward, Bob Striegel

Below Left: Mary Baker & Phil Ragan

Below Right (Seated): Jacqueline & Mike O’Brien

Above Left:  Phyllis & Steve Pyle

Above Right:  Vern & Debra Spohn

Below Left:  Bob & Sarah Montgomery

Below Right:  Sam & Suzie deGeneres

Above Left:  Billy & Myrtle Mobley

Above Right:  Robbin & Tom Hobbins

Below:  “K Flight IP’s

(Ken Brown, Bob Dunbar, Mike Lewis, Chic Lang)

Above Left:  Tim & Rebecca McKeown

Above Right:  Kirby & Stella Woehst

Below Left (Standing):  Gam Van & Kathy Tran, Towis Le, Bob Rashka, Thuyen True Ly

(Seated): Cindy Nguyen, Dawn & Dick Rowe

Below Right:  Sarah Montgomery, Linda & Jim Wilhelm, Walt Linne

Above Left:  Stephen & Vandy Powell, Glenn Bremenkamp, Milt Ross

Above Right:  Judy & Jim Gress

Below Left:  Ed & Joan Loy, Debra & Tom Cathey

Above Left:  Gary Koldyke & Dixie Williams

Above Right:  Lan Van Huynh, Joe Marcelli, Bob Runyon

Below Left: Nancy & Don Shindler

Below Right:  Lee & Sherrie Richmond

Above Left:  Joe Mastascusa

Above Right:  Chuck Davies

Below Left:  Marcos Rodriguez Melo, Margarita Rodriguez-Krueger

Below Right:  Ed & Deborah Jensen

Right:  Thuyen True Ly speaks to the squadrons thanking them for their dedication to teach him and his fellow Students and for their continuing friendships.

Below:  Phil “Rags” Ragan singing and playing “My Trojan, My Student and Me.”

~ Honoring Erika Colligan ~

Erika Colligan, daughter of Khoi Phan, was honored by the 3551st PTS by making her an honorary member of her father’s flight, 63-D2.  In addition to the Certificate of Honorary Membership she received an exact model of the T-28A flown by her father at Moody AFB in 1962-63.  Making the award was her father’s IP, Col. Billy Mobley (USAF Ret.) and Brig. Gen. Noah Ed Loy (USAF Ret.).  Don Schmenk, Master Modeler made the T-28A.  Read more about Erika’s search by clicking HERE.

(Pictured L to R:  Brig. Gen. Loy (USAF Ret.), Erika Colligan, Col. Billy Mobley (USAF Ret.), Don Schmenk, Major Treadway)

Left:  Keynote Speaker, Col. Tom Palenske, Commander 1st Special Operations Wing

Below:  Joe Seward reciting his poem, “I Flew.”