H. A. Tuck and Greg Gutting spent Friday at the Grady School Veteran’s Day Assembly. There were about twenty veterans in attendance and the student council presented an excellent salute to veterans. Afterwards several classes stopped by our display for some education and fun.
Low overhead kept the wing from providing their usual fly-over for the student body.
This is the third year that the HSW has made an appearance at Grady’s celebration and we hope to be invited back every year.
Ready for kids.
A Grady Student Council member tries on a helmet, with H.A. Tuck looking on.
With “24″ as a backdrop, H.A. Tuck explains the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of the walkie-talkie to some very attentive 2nd and 3rd graders.
H.A. Tuck explains the shoulder patch to a young Grady student.
Looks like we might have Shirley Temple in the house.
- The kids had fun, but so did Tuck.
On Friday, Nov 10th, H.A. Tuck and Greg Gutting will travel to Grady School to make a presentation at their annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony. They will set up tables in the commons area and, after the official school ceremony, will exhibit select artifacts and make presentations to various classes during the school day. Operations Officer Steve Clinton is planning for a flyover by one or more wing aircraft.
This is the third year that the HSW has participated in Grady’s ceremony and we hope to continue the tradition well into the future as a part of our mission to educate.
HSW member H.A. Tuck tries on an Air Corps blouse in preparation for a presentation at Grady School.
Steve Clinton (l to r), Michael Clinton, Mark Haskin and John Echols, along with many others, solved the puzzle of how to move that 11 ton behemoth from in front of the Commemorative Center. This was done in preparation for a reworking of the parking lot into a taxiway for the old CAF Museum building. Work by the city should have already started by the time you read this.
Make plans to attend the Memorial Day Observance in the main hangar (9612 Wright Dr) on Monday, May 29. The Midland Army Air Field Museum will be open from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be sold. A brief ceremony will begin at 11:00 highlighting the Midland Army Air Field Foundation and the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Depending on pilot and aircraft availability, rides and a fly-over are planned.
Last night, before a packed house in the Gunfighter Pub, the High Sky Wing said farewell to LTC and Mrs Bob Keating (USAF ret). The Keatings are heading back home to Ohio after a long stay in the Permian Basin. Bob, who flew F-100′s in Vietnam, has been a major factor in the success of the wing. Without his leadership, experience and training, it is doubtful that we would have progressed so far in so short a time. A special thanks goes out to his wonderful bride, Carolyn, for putting up with him all these years, and for letting him give his all for the benefit of the High Sky Wing.
Bob, thank you for your service to us and to your country. You will be missed.