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Guest Book Entries for 2017


2017 Guest Book Entries

Updated April 22, 2017

"Eagles may soar, but weasels do not get sucked into jet engines."

Fri, Apr 21,11:52am CST,
MSgt Menko Christoph writes:

Radio Check with former ANS or INS team members???
My wife Sue and I made our Reunion Travel and Hotel reservations, and we are interested to hear who is planning to be at the reunion, especially my former coworkers from the 9th Avionics Maintenance Squadron.  Sue and I look forward seeing everyone again at Sparks in June.


Menko & Sue Christoph

srpatch.gif Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 6:10pm CDT, Civ. John Mallozzi writes:
Jim Watkins has passed away.

Hello Mr. Allison,

James Louis Watkins, 91, of Marysville, CA, passed away on April 15, 2017.  Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel, (530) 673-9542.

- See more at:

John Mallozzi
East Grand Prairie, TX

srpatch.gif Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 4:57pm CDT, Civ. John Mallozzi writes:
Dewain Vick has passed away.

Hello Mr. Allison,

Dewain C. Vick passed away Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at the age of 83.  His loving wife and family were by his side.

See more at:

John Mallozzi
East Grand Prairie, TX

Sat, Mar 25, 9:35pm EDT,
A1C Glenn Hawkins writes:

Assigned Beale AFB, June 1967 to May 1969.  Worked OMS on 71,72,73.

Glenn Hawkins

srpatch.gif Mon, Mar 13, 2017, 4:30pm CDT, Civ. John Mallozzi writes:
Hal Confer has passed away.

Hello Mr. Allison,

My name is John Mallozzi my Dad was Coz Mallozzi, he was an SR Nav.  I wanted to pass along the notice that Gen. Hal Confer passed away March 6 at home with his family.

Services for Gen Confer:
Sunset North Funeral Home
910 North Loop 1603 East
San Antonio, TX

Viewing: Wednesday 3-15 after 5 pm.
Burial: Thursday 3-16 assemble at funeral home at 0800; police escort leave at 0900 Ft. Sam Cemetery

John Mallozzi
East Grand Prairie, TX

Fri, Mar 10, 7:09pm CST,
Civ Jason VanOrsdol writes:

I have a photo of an SR-71 on Deck at Kadena AFB or U-Tapoa in 1972 approximately.  My Father, a Captain serving as a Navigator in USAF Strategic Air Command (TAC Vietnam), kept the photo private for many years.  While I only have one photo of the SR-71, I would like to digitally share it with the group should the group so desire.

Jason VanOrsdol

srpatch.gif Thu, Feb 2, 2017, 5:22pm CST, Col. Rich Graham writes:
Bill Campbell has passed away.

I received an email from General Halloran;  LtGen William Campbell passed away earlier today.  He passed peacefully with his family around him.

A full Military Honors Funeral will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72 (Clark Road), Sarasota, Florida, for friends and family at 2:00 o’clock on Monday the 13th of February.  In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Disabled Veterans of America and Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34234.

Rich Graham

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    1.You must have been Directly Associated with the SR-71, U-2 Programs. Being stationed where the Blackbirds were operational does not qualify. We have received numerous requests to join the Association by personnel that do not qualify, for example CBPO, Supply, Etc. Certainly these personnel contributed indirectly to the programs but remember the qualifications states: "Directly Associated".

    2.The Blackbird Association is Not a Locator Service! Questions directed in this area will be ignored. If you wish to try and locate a former member you may search this page you are on to see if the individual has left a message.

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    Your Complete Home Mailing Address. Please ensure the address is correct in all aspects. Sending just your E-Mail address is not sufficient. 

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