435th OMS ENROUTE
Our 2009 Enroute Reunion was enjoyed by all.
said, they thoroughly enjoyed the reunion and seeing so many old friends and making new ones.
Here is the
2009 Enroute reunion summary:
Wednesday evening: Several members enjoyed dining
at the Texas Steakhouse, returning to the hospitality room to get our reunion started in great fashion.
Thursday: Due to the rain, only a few members
went to the Young’s Dairy for lunch. Later in the evening, we all enjoyed getting together at Beef-O-Brady’s.
Fantastic turn out. Truly SUPERB!! Thanks
goes to Mr. Todd Koogler & Staff at Beef’s for having us.
Friday: We toured a C-5A at Wright Patterson
AFB. The base provided (4) crew members to answer questions. The aircraft had a hydraulic leak and several of our
members offered to help repair the leak, but the mechanics thought they could handle it without our help.
Friday evening: We all enjoyed the catered
German banquet at a local fellowship hall. The lady that owns the catering company, also works with Enrouter Ernesto Goenaga
during the day. Donna and her crew did an
OUTSTANDING job on the
food & decorations. Truly SUPERB!!
Saturday: Members toured the Air Museum and
took advantage of the various places of interest located in Fairborn and Dayton, Ohio.
Saturday afternoon: A group photo was
taken with a special panoramic camera in front of the C-141C on display at the Wright Patterson AFB Air Museum. Tail # 660177
– last C-141 to be retired.
Another group photo was taken Saturday evening at the hotel, prior the banquet.
Folks, these pictures are awesome and will
be cherished for years to come.
Please note: For our members
who attended the reunion and saw the panoramic pictures, these were the first printing. The photographer did not have the
time to photo shop the pictures. The pictures you order, will have the colors enhanced and the airplane centered.
The WPAFB Honor
Guard opened the Saturday evening banquet by posting our nations colors.
The hotel served an OUTSTANDING dinner banquet.
During the reunion program, Steve Pavon and Stan Miller held a small memorial
service for all of the Enrouters that have passed away.
At the end of the reunion program, the WPAFB Honor
Guard retired our nations colors. The Honor Guard did a SUPERB job and was appreciated by all.
435th OMS Plaque
Enrouter Ernesto Goenaga has accepted the project of collecting funds, having a plaque made
and will be mounted in Memorial Park at the WPAFB Air Museum.
This plaque is going to cost in the neighborhood of $2500 (+/-).
Various Air Force Units already have their plaques on display in the Memorial Park at
the Air Force Museum.
Our plaque will showcase the 435th OMS
Enroute MX Section and when folks walk through the park, the plaque will display our OUTSTANDING
Enroute Section, for people to view for years to come.
Please check out the plaques another Enroute Station (610th MASS) presented and
have displayed at the Air Museum. (Ours will be very similar)
Ernesto Goenaga will be contacting everyone in the near future and asking for contributions.
More information will be soon forthcoming. Once the plaque is ready, a dedication ceremony
will be held at the WPAFB Air Museum and everyone will be invited to attend. This will be a proud moment when our plaque is
proudly displayed for the public to see the OUTSTANDING Unit, the 435th OMS Enroute MX was.
Holiday Inn Fairborn was our Reunion Hotel. The hotel and staff were SUPERB!!
Ms. Kris Davis, Sales Manager is also given a special thanks and recognition for her OUTSTANDING support.
Greene County Visitors and Convention Bureau provided everyone with customized name tags, posters,
banners and many other items of interest for our reunion. A special thanks goes to Ms. Lisa Willis for her OUTSTANDING
Both Ms Davis and Ms Willis were totally awesome in helping me with our reunion and
it being the successful reunion it was. Ladies, thanks a million.
I would like to ask everyone to keep Jim Warren, John Kettley, Evie Fulmer and John “Bruno’s”
brother in your prayers. Jim was involved in an ATV accident and is paralyzed. John Kettley had open heart 7 bypass surgery today. Bruno’s brothers health
is in very bad shape. (I believe his heart is having serious problems) Evie has lost her vision in one eye and has very limited
vision in her other eye.
PLEASE SEND ME YOUR REUNION PICTURES
I would like to ask folks who took pictures of the reunion, to please send them to me on
CD disks. Due to being extremely busy at the reunion, I didn’t get a chance to take that many pictures.
I put the pictures into a digital picture frame for Jim Warren and presented the frame
to him at the hospital.
Thanks to everyone for the outstanding door prizes that were donated and your kind
The 2011 reunion was held at Dover AFB, Delaware, 6-9 October 2011. AWESOME !!!
7213 Avila Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28314