USAF RETIRED BAND DIRECTORS
Col. George S. Howard
Vi & Frank Lockwood: They attended a band reunion of the people who had been stationed in the 501st Air Force Band at Hickam AFB,
Betty & Mark Azzolina: "Nick & I continue here in
Lady & Harold Copenhaver: Cope has discovered there is more work at home after retirement, than there was while working. Busy putting in labor time, clearing their lot next to the house. They are also taking the entire family to Disney World for 5 days, just think, thirteen (13) total. They were up in
Rachel & John Baldelli: John reports his cancer seems to be in remission from tests that he has taken. He never had any pain, so he hopes this will continue. He continues doing things, including traveling, and hopes to do this many more years.
Marilyn & Herman Vincent: Going on the road judging. beauty contests - MO, AL, NC, and MS. Then in Aug will drive up thru CO and maybe to WY or NO. Will not have a schedule, but will let us know where they have been when they return. After scheduling bands for years, do not want a schedule to work by.
Barbara & Mel Huyett: Both of these people are still working like mad. They are on the International Advisory Board of the Forever Living Products Company. They are involved in research, etc., plus running their own corporation, attending many board meetings, etc. Mel is a private investigator too. Barbara does weekly Seminars on "Building the Immune System to Maintain Wellness." They are both well and happy, enjoying their retired work.
Harry Gleeson: Joined our society and is keeping his hand in the music business in the DC area.
Hope & George Attridge: Busy playing golf and still keeping up with his trombone. Played golf in the
Joyce & Ed Bridges: Both doing fine and still talking of how they enjoyed the reunion at
Arvilla & Harold Waite: Both are in good health and enjoying life. Had a delightful trip to the West Coast recently. They belong to a local Seniors Club, which keeps them busy. When they have a moment to spare, they enjoy some good bridge sessions. They visit and utilize the new commissary facilities at Homestead AFB, FL.
Myrtle & Victor Keehner: Situation normal and enjoyable. Myrtle and he keep busy, he is still active in 'ham' radio and the American Radio Relay League and she stays involved with the Community Concert Series.
Renee & Arnald D. Gabriel: Busy as ever, at
Francis & Bob Bunton: Bob is head of his own firm, named "Creative Planning Services", specializing in personal, corporate, estate and insurance planning. Keeps him quite busy. Fran enjoys the sun and particularly the beach in
Micki & Lou Kriebel: Just returned after two (2) months visiting
Lynette & Loren J. Johnson: The Papillion NE, Chamber of Commerce named Loren Johnson as the chamber's Executive Director. Johnson, who retired from the USAF in July 87, was Commander/Conductor of the SAC Band for 14 yrs of his military tenure. He has been a Papillion resident since 1973. The former LTC earned his master's degree from
In our last bulletin we told you of the success of Dick Thurston as Secretary - Treasurer of the American Bandmasters Association. This position involves correspondence with approximately 400 members - plus Dicks position at Southern Music Company,
Succeeding Dick as Treasurer will be Herman Vincent. We welcome Vince as a staff member and know he will continue the honorable position of our treasurer.