off_they_goThis photo was taken the day before all of us left for Chicago and then onto sunny San Antonio for Air Force basic training.

Six weeks later, only three of us would still be in the Air Force; one month after that only two of us. I would also be the first person to come home on leave at the end of August.

Later that year, when I was stationed at Howard Air Force Base in the Panama Canal Zone, I would meet one of the Air Force personnel assigned to this Air Force display.