Damaged Landing Gear

It was my turn to occupy the launch truck the morning a B-52 developed power problems.  Twice the aircraft aborted takeoff.  Twice we caught up with the aircraft where our engine man opened the cowlings and made adjustments. Rumors were that at least two hours were needed for the tires to cool prior to a […]

Near Nuclear Tragedy

By David Albnese Fifty years ago a serious nuclear accident occurred at Ramey AFB. During my Ramey AFB tour—1963 through 1965—my partner and I guarded this site and were exposed to a radiation leak.  As a result, we believe we both have suffered and are now suffering with cancer. Details are beginning to surface, details […]

Ramey Air Force Base Photos 1963 – 1965

Thank you again to RAFBHA Member, Dave Albanese for sharing these photos and memories Back to back F-104 Star fighters deployed to Ramey AFB During the Dominican Republic crisis in 1965. Photo taken by Dave Albanese, Base Air Police A flight. The “Three Amigos” working Gate 1 RAFB PR 1963 from left to right, A2C Dave […]

F-100 Super Saber Thunderbirds Visit Ramey AFB, 1964

Ramey Air Force Base Historical Association wishes to thank RAFBHA Member, David Albanese for sharing these wonderful photos.  Enjoy! A2C Albanese & A1C Sheridan guarding F104s deployed to Ramey AFB during Dominican Republic Crisis from 331 FIS Walker AFB, Texas April 1965 — at 331 st FIS squadron was from Webb AFB texas not Walker AFB […]

Lightning Strike

In 1965 our wing commander, a Brigadier General, traveled to the mainland on a base flight C-54 aircraft.  Of course, no one shared with us the nature of his trip.  We wouldn’t have known it had occurred if the aircraft had not sustained a lightning strike somewhere over the Atlantic during the return journey. Even […]