Welcome to Episode 33 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of Senior Airman Robert Johnson, U.S. Air Force.When you think of the Cold War, you think of the nuclear standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union. When Bob Johnson thinks of the Cold War, he literally thinks of […]
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Major Sandy Richardson, U.S. Air Force (Retired) – From Dream to Reality, Flying with the Air Force for 20 Years
Some people dream and that is as far as it goes. Others follow through and take action, always keeping their eyes on the ultimate objective. Ever since Major Sandy Richardson, U.S. Air Force, was a boy with his father watching planes take off and land in Louisiana, he dreamed of becoming a pilot. Now he can look back at his fifty-year career of flying and training others to fly and say with pride, “I lived my dream.” This is his story.
Welcome to Episode 30 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of Staff Sergeant Jim Belshaw, U.S. Air Force.Jim enlisted in the Air Force in 1962 shortly after graduating from high school. He volunteered to become a working dog handler during his first tour at a fighter base in England, charting […]
I’ve had The Other Side of the World by Dean Moss on my reading list for quite some time and finally picked it up to give it a try. Now I wished I’d read it earlier because I thoroughly enjoyed it. Here’s why.Dean Moss served in the Air Force in Vietnam from May 1968 through […]
Welcome to Episode 28 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of Colonel, Hank Hoffman, U.S. Air Force (Retired). Hank’s Air Force career can only be described as extraordinary. A 1963 graduate of the Air Force Academy, he began his career by flying B-52 nuclear deterrence missions, including circling over the […]
Welcome to Episode 23 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of Lieutenant Colonel John Heimburger, U.S. Air Force.If John Heimburger has a bucket list, there is nothing left on it. He’s taken on every challenge in life and met it head on. From flying 665 combat missions in Vietnam to […]
Many people who serve in the military are inspired to do so by a family member or friend who served before them. Oftentimes the role model is a parent or grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or even a brother or sister. Technical Sergeant Mark Himmer, U.S. Air Force, had two family members in whose footsteps he followed. He also had the unique experience of serving with one of them for fourteen of the fifteen years he spent in the Minnesota Air National Guard. This is Mark’s story.
Welcome to Episode 17 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of Airman Ronnie Turner-Winston, U.S. Air Force.Ronnie has an engaging and humorous story. She enlisted in the Air Force with no prior exposure to the military or idea of what to expect. As a result, her Basic Training got off […]
Veterans influence and inspire us, often to follow in their footsteps. Such was the case with Command Chief Master Sergeant Dave Himmer, U.S. Air Force (retired), who looked up to his high school history teacher – a Marine in World War II – and said, “I want to be like him”. Although
When you enlist in the military, you never know what Uncle Sam has in store for you. In essence, you are giving the military a blank check to write your future for the term of your enlistment and often beyond. Such was the case for Senior Airman Robert Johnson, who joined the Air Force in […]