548th and 67th Reconnaissance Association

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U.S. Air Force Col. Larry L. Benson, retired, makes brief remarks May 5, standing in front of the newly renamed Larry L. Benson Auditorium in the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. A handful of people gathered to honor Benson in the Forum outside the auditorium after the original ribbon-cutting ceremony was cancelled in response to physical distancing requirements. Benson spent 14 of his 30 years on active duty here, and another 28 years working for and with NASIC as a civilian and contractor.  (Photo courtesy of NASIC Newsletter)

The following photos were provided by Pete Baker (Bailey) and show various members of the 548th Air Target Materials branch at his 11 February 1968 wedding to his wife Glee.

Rained like hell that day.  SSgt Shockley running with his professional camera. We couldn’t afford  a real set of prints from him. SSgt Delbert Gaylord and Sgt Tom Morris holding the umbrella over Glee. SMSgt Bennie O’Neill waiting for Glee. He graciously ‘gave her away’.

SMSgt O’Neill and Glee waiting at the altar for the other half of the wedding party who were in the back room of Chapel #2 discussing our next round of golf with Father Curran. One of the ushers came to get us saying Glee’s been at the altar for 5 minutes. We never heard the music. But, I heard the music later that day.


Richard D. Lacey, my best man, in the middle, with Sharon Smith, the maid of honor. Sharon worked at the Hickam golf course.


At the NCO Club reception that Glee and I eventually had to pay for. Delbert Gaylord in center and next to him is Larry Harris.


At the reception – MSgt Paul Kehoe facing the camera in the middle. I believe that’s SSgt Frank Marsh with the ultra skinny tie facing sideways.




Col Vandenberg (L), Col Orr (R) welcoming Col Waddle (Courtesy of Ulrich Seike)


Col Waddle, CINCPAC ADM Noel Gaylor, and Secretary of Defense                                           Donald Rumsfeld during a 1976 visit to the 548 RTG (Courtesy of Ulrich Seike)


David Luke in phone booth out side the 548th wooden barracks which were in the area that is now the inter-island ramp at the airport.  (Photo courtesy of David Luke)


Nate Copeland at 1988 PACAF Talent Competition, Kadena Air Base, Japan (Photo courtesy of Nate Copeland)

Doug Fischer on his light table 1982 (Photo courtesy of Doug Fischer)

Unchi Focus lens 1985  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Ulchi Focus Lens 1985 Rich Laroche  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Ulchi Focus Lens 1985 Paradise Lake  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Ulchi Focus lens 1985 In the barracks at Osan AB Korea George Fite smokin Rich LaRoche and Tani Kennesy  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Ulchi Focus Lens 1985 George Fite  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Tom Russell, Rich Laroche, Bud Williams, Glen Balmforth, Bill Germer. On the Hale Popoki -The Cat House, Hawaii, 1986  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Tom Geaghan, in the barracks, 1978  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Tom Geaghan, 548 RTG Christmas party  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Rich Laroache, 548 RTG Chirstmas party  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Joe Herold and Bill Germer in the barracks. Hickam AFB 1978 or 79  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

In front of Barracks, Hickam AFB, HI. 1978  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)


Holloween Party 1983  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)


Hickam Youth festival. Roger Desantis & Ron McKinney. with Roger DeSantis and Ron McKinney.  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Hickam Youth Festival 1983. — with Danielle Garibay, Audelia Batie, Ron McKinney and Rick Batie.  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Hickam AFB 1983 Karla Gorrell Russ Gorrell Cyd Marckmann Chuck Weaver with Karla Gorrell Russ Gorrell Cyd Marckmann and Chuck Weaver.  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Hawaii, Deep Sea Fishing 1980  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Bill Germer on the reel, deep Sea fishing, Hawaii, 1980 — with Pat Murray  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Climbing to the top of Diamond Head Crater in Hawaii — with Joe Herold and Gene Tucker.  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

Bob Gallager in Songtan Korea Ulchi Focus Lens 1985.  (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)


 Dave Martin's aloha party, 1986 (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

 Bill Germer 1983 with Group Commander. I think I was getting a Commendation Medal. (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)

 548 RTG Imagery Interpreters circa 1979-80 (Photo Courtesy of Bill Germer Facebook Page)
Pro Bowl Tailgate Party (88?) Bill Janssen and Doug Arnold (Courtesy of Barbara Arnold)

Doug Arnold, Col Boasso, new TSgt, with Barb and kids (Courtesy of Barbara Arnold)

Doug Arnold going flying on USMC CH-46  (Courtesy of Barbara Arnold)

Doug Arnold and Capt Huntley  (Courtesy of Barbara Arnold)

Annual Children's Christmas Party Volunteers picture. Sometime in the mid-80s — with Col Benson, James Wilson, Ildrid Bates, Bill Janssen, and George McGuire  (Courtesy of Barbara Arnold)

Barbara Arnold Promotion with Col Alber and Doug  (Courtesy of Barbara Arnold)
 Barbara Arnold and Mom  (Courtesy of Barbara Arnold)

Christmas Party 1988 at Hickam

Mini-Reunion June 2014, Bill Janssen, Jim Paine, Ken Sharkey (Courtesy of Ken Sharkey)

Col Benson presenting Joe Weller with the AF Commendation Medal circa April 1986, after his transfer from Det 4, 9SRW at RAF Mildenhall. Col Benson looks the same, I sure don't! Joe  (Photo courtesy of Joe Weller)

PACAF Intelligence Awards L-R TSgt Holder, SRA Payne, Capt Lee Hester, MG McInerney, SMSgt Bill Forsyth, MSgt Willie Flavin, TSgt Mark Mizner (Courtesy of Bill Forsyth)

Col Rhode and unidentified Major General (Photo courtesy of Dave Richards)

Col Rhode and unidentified four star General  (Photo courtesy of Dave Richards)


Gen Maddux (PACAF Vice Commander), Col Rhode, Unidentified General (Photo courtesy of Dave Richards)

Col Storm Rhode and his Father next to a F-105 Thunerchief (Courtesy of Dave Richards)



548 RTS receiving medals: Liddell - Col. Storm Rhode - ?- Thompson (Courtesy of Dave Richards)

548 RTS General Hunter Harris (PACAF Commander) and Col. Storm Rhode (Courtesy of Dave Richards)

Airmen unrecalled name (Courtesy of Dave Richards)


Airmen Bellinger (Courtesy of Dave Richards)

Guard Shack Det One 67 RTS Hickam AFB: Airman Anthony Candido

Guard Shack Det One 67 RTS Hickam Air National Guard Compound Airman Thomas Sutton (Courtesy of Dave Richards)
548 RTS promotions, Maj Clifford presenting to Airman Sato, Lakner and Pebbles

548 RTS promotion, Maj Clifford presenting to Airman Roy Bitz. Notice the 548 RTS flag (Unofficial, not approved by the Air Force) and unofficial patch "seeing thru the bamboo curtain" (Courtesy of Dave Richards)


The below photos and captions are from the 548th Facebook:

Tom Mangum was one of the Data Management Division's MODS Gurus

The fabulous Derek Wilcox and Roger, There is no such thing as the Mafia, DeSantis.

Susan Best, Barbie Martinez, Kim Deitke

Sue and William Germer dressed for Halloween in their wedding clothes.

Some Party. Col Benson and MSgt Willie Flavin

Russ, Sumo, Gorrell and Karla, Geisha, Gorrell.

Ron McKinney as The Ninja Assassin and Audelia Vasquez Batie as the Wonderful Witch of the West.

Roger DeSantis, Ron McKinney, Halloween Party 83 or 84

Roger DeSantis on one of his Pro Wrestling Saturday visits to the house on Kalae Street, Waipahu.

Rick Batie holding Little Ricky and Mikey outside the house on Kalae Street, Waipahu.

Rick and Audelia Batie at their house on base before leaving for the party.

Pro bowl tailgate party 1987 Doug

Mike Canon, Bill Germer 1983 Hickam Youth Festival

Mary Johnson, Jim Sertich, Amanda Park, Teresa Sanchez at Christmas party

Lee Hester, Dick O'Neal, Halloween Party 1983

Kristine Goetz, Mark DeNunzio and Teresa Sanchez

Kristine Goetz, Cathy Lesniewski-Hetzel, Robin Reed and Teresa Sanchez at paint ball game

Kristine Goetz and Teresa Sanchez working at fair

Ken, Bob Willham, Gary Gohn, Tic Tice, Dan Haynie, Dan Grewe Dec 80

Kathy Wayland as Gumbie

Karla Gorrell, Spenser Reitz, Spenser Reese, Ron McKinney, Elaine Reitz, Russ Gorrell, Dan Turgeon Halloween 83

Karla Gorrell, Russ Gorrell, Ann O'Neal, Dick O'Neal Halloween 83

Joe Lennicx and Karl Spencer enjoy Hickam Harbor.

Jeff Seehase and Teresa Sanchez at Christmas party

Hickam Youth festival. Ron McKinney & Roger Desantis.

Hickam AFB Youth festival. CMSgt Lauren Post

Hickam AFB Youth festival

George Greenia, Ted LaPlante, and Gayland Johnson on Bellows Beach.

Elden Smith, Ahhhhh...I remember this day very well, My very first promotion in Hawaii.

Dick O'Neil spoofing those of us who were joggers and runners.

Dec 1980 - Joe Ford and his wife. I don't recall what his award was for that is hanging around his neck.

Dave Belote's Dec 1908 Aloha Party Geri Conway and a couple of the guys, Tic Tice and Bob Willham.

 


Damon Bowers, Tom Egan, and Ted Harper at the house on Kalae Street, Waipahu.
Col Benson Hickam AFB Youth festival

Brad, Joan, and Bradley Pranke

Audelia Batie, Rick Batie (photos), James Ellifson, Derek Wilcox, Roger DeSantis (photos), Ron McKinney Hickam Festival 83

At Dave Belote's Dec 1980 Aloha Party, the 548RTG INOD gals decided to give Chief Dobmier a happy birthday gift - it was something sexy, I can't recall the details.sexy, I can't recall the details.
548th RTG Children's Christmas Party - 1985

, Bill Germer, Karla Gorrell, Halloween Party 1983

Additional photos and captions from Facebook and members


Doug Schlappi receiving the Airman of the Quarter award from Col. Fitzgerald.  The year is late 1971 or early 1972.  (Photo courtesy of Doug Schlappi)


Jerry Munroe at Ahi Tournament (Photo courtesy of Jim Spencer)


Jim Spencer at Ahi Tournament (Photo courtesy of Jim Spencer)

Vern Akers at 1st Ahi Tournament (Photo courtesy of Jim Spencer)

Catherine Conniff (Photo courtesy of Charles Harding)

Don Waddell (Photo courtesy of Charles Harding)


Catherine Conniff  (Photo courtesy of Charles Harding)

Charles Harding & Major
(Photo courtesy of Charles Harding)


SMSGT Johnson
 (Photo courtesy of Charles Harding)
MSGTs Ellison Carter & Criag Sweet (Photo courtesy of Charles Harding)

Liz Sweet (Photo courtesy of Charles Harding)

Craig Sweet & Col Grant (Photo courtesy of Charles Harding)

Major ? & Bobby (Photo courtesy of Charles Harding)

Joe Weller in the Fiat Spider he bought from CPO Bobby K Hubbard (BK got $900, Joe got a lemon!), circa 1978.  (Photo courtesy of Joe Weller)

Kerry McBroom and Joe Weller eating bul gogi & kim chee at their apartment in a not so nice area off Kapiolani Blvd, 1976-77.  (Photo courtesy of Joe Weller)

Mark Nall and Brad Barter at Osan AB in 1976. Mark and I were TDY there for the Panhunjon Defcon 3 Operation Paul Bunyon.  (Photo courtesy of Joe Weller)

Mike Kiser on Okinawa, 1978.  (Photo courtesy of Joe Weller)

Tom Schaul on Okinawa, 1978.   (Photo courtesy of Joe Weller)

Col Vandenberg's Commander's Photo Album
1974-1975

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