In addition to the numerous other things my Dad collected during his life, there is a number of military items that I found which are real gems of military history. When Dad left the Air Force, he served as a Reservist. It is no longer called that, it is now the Air Reserve Command (military friends, you are welcome to correct me if I am wrong on my terminology). He was a Citizen Airman. For a detailed history, there is book called Citizen Airmen: A History of the Air Reserve, which can be found: HERE.
While an Air Reservist, Dad received the “Official Magazine of the Air Force Reserve”. If you are a military history buff, they are really interesting to read. I have a handful of them from 1965. I plan on posting Dad’s military memorabilia on Saturdays (until I run out of items). “Service Saturdays” I will think of it.
Here is the March 1965 copy of The Air Reservist, Official Magazine of the Air Reserve Forces. I hope you enjoy.
Those are the front and back covers. I would like to draw your attention to the address label on the back cover. It is addressed to Daddy in Carlisle. There is no longer a post office in Carlisle, there has not been for decades.
It is really cool to see the help wanted adds posted for the various states.
On Page 9 you will find a West Virginia native, General Walter C Sweeney Jr. General Sweeney graduated from West Point June 1930. He took part in the Battle of Midway and later flew B-29s against Japan while serving the 73rd Bomb Wing.
For all of you airplane enthusiasts, there is a great centerfold of the TAC’s fleet of aircraft styles.
I hope you enjoyed the magazine.
Did you serve as an Air Force Reservist? I would love to hear your story!
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