May 8, 1966 was the day that changed the course of his life. (Then) USAF Pilot Lt. James Ray started his day disappointed that, due to poor weather over his assigned target, he would not be able to fly that day. After requesting to switch targets with a different pilot, […]
Lt Col Mike Cole is currently serving with the 731st Tactical Airlift Squadron out of Colorado Springs. Our team had the privilege of interviewing him at the 2023 Rose City Airfest in Tyler Texas. Mike has served 29 years and will retire in September of 2023. Part 1 of 2 […]
Part 1 of 2 He never planned on becoming a fighter pilot, but his search for a career with a brotherhood type of community lead him to Naval Aviation. Cody Brown is an actively serving Lieutenant in the US Navy and he sat down with AW Director Bradley Lanphear during […]
Part 1 Young McPhail spent his youth in Tyler, Texas. Between classes and jobs he learned to fly at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, cutting the skies, and his teeth, in a piper cub. His draw towards aviation grew and he set his sights on the next best opportunity, flying […]
On May 12, 2023, an event in Tyler, Texas hosted by CampV and the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the service of 33 Vietnam War veterans. Each received the congressional commemorative lapel pin.
One could say that David’s military “career” started in the 3rd grade when he attended military school in souther California. The structure and discipline led him to service in the Army where he was a tank driver in the 2nd Calvary, standing guard along the German borders for the potential […]