Bow Your Heads – William Stone

William "Stoney" Stone passed away yesterday. As I get more details, will shoot to you.

Stoney was a "plank owner" for the career field after serving as a ground FAC in Nam. First time I met him was at the 23rd TASS at Bergstrom AFB when I first joined the Air Force. Went our separate ways for a while but was again stationed together at Fort Hood until he retired.

Updated information on the funeral
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/copperas-cove-tx/william-stone-9994064

BOW YOUR HEADS – Reeder Dowdy

We lost Reeder Dowdy Today

Reeder Franklin Dowdy Jr. was born November 27, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee to Reeder Franklin Sr. and Annie Kathleen Dowdy. He died on January 4, 2021 in San Antonio, TX.
Reeder served in the Air Force for 26 years, attaining the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. After retiring from the Air Force he worked as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service for 20 years.
Reeder was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was caring and compassionate, always putting others before himself. He was an active participant in his church, MacArthur Park Church of Christ, for 27 years and served as an usher there.
A memorial service will be held Monday, January 25, at noon at MacArthur Park Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Fort Sam Houston.
Reeder was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Calvin Bieber. Reeder is survived by brother James Dowdy and sister Susan Jones, wife Rhonda Lynn Dowdy, their son D. Richard Dowdy (wife Jennifer), and daughter Rachel Bilyeu (husband Shawn). He is also survived by grandchildren George Reeder and Elizabeth Roxanne Dowdy and Jackson Xavier and Olivia Reagan Bilyeu.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to MacArthur Park Church of Christ or to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The funeral service and burial ceremony will be streamed at porterloring.com for those unable to attend in person.

JBSA-Lackland’s Chapman Training Annex dedicated to fallen Air Force Medal of Honor recipient


Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright (left) and Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel (right), along with the family of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman (center), reveal the new sign during the Chapman Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020. Formerly Joint Base San Antonio-Annex, home of Special Warfare training, was renamed JBSA-Chapman Annex in honor of the service, heroism and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)


General Stephen W. Wilson (left), Vice Chief of Staff of United States Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright (center), and Lt. Gen. Marshall B. Webb (right), commander of Air Education and Training Command attend the Joint Base San Antonio Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex, Texas. Joint Base San Antonio-Annex, home of Special Warfare training, is renamed JBSA-Chapman Annex in honor of the service, heroism, and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)


Valerie Nessel, spouse of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman, gives a few words during the Joint Base San Antonio Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex, Texas. Joint Base San Antonio-Annex, home of Special Warfare training, is renamed JBSA-Chapman Training Annex in honor of the service, heroism, and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)


Valerie Nessel (center), spouse of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman, speaks to attendees during the Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020. Formerly Joint Base San Antonio-Annex, home of Special Warfare training, was renamed JBSA-Chapman Training Annex in honor of the service, heroism and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)


Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright hugs Ms. Valerie Nessel, spouse of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman, during the Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020. Formerly the Joint Base San Antonio-Annex and home of Special Warfare training, the annex wa renamed in honor of the service, heroism and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)


U.S. Airmen participate in the memorial pushups during the Joint Base San Antonio Annex renaming ceremony, March 4, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex, Texas. Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex, home of Special Warfare training, is renamed JBSA-Chapman Training Annex in honor of the service, heroism, and ultimate sacrifice of Master Sgt. John A. Chapman. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action in Takur Ghar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

Link to the complete article on AETC site

Link to the video of the entire ceremony

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vincefox

We lost Vince Fox today due to Cancer.

Obituary of Vincent Fox
COLUMBIA – Vincent Edward Fox, 57, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020. Born in Chillicothe, OH, he was the son of Wanda Taylor Fox, and the late Don Fox.
Vincent retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 ½ years of service and went on to work for the Air Force as a program analyst. He was a member of Bethel Worship Center and TACP Association and served on the board of Habitat for Humanity. Vincent enjoyed farming, raising chickens, expressing pride and joy in his family, mentoring and helping others and watching westerns. He made friends everywhere he went, never meeting a stranger. He loved serving God and his church and community as well as being an encourager of others in their faith.
Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Janet Fox; children, Bryan Fox (Courtney) of Japan, Megan Black (Nolan) of Anderson; mother, Wanda Fox; grandchildren, Rachel Fox, Ethan Fox, Jake Black, Mikalyn Black; and siblings, Preston Fox and April Weidner both of OH.
A Homegoing Celebration BBQ Fellowship will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Bethel Worship Center. 814 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020. Memorials may be made to Bethel Worship Center or Habitat for Humanity Kershaw County.

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