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#2 Steve LaGreca  2009-09-29 00:00
This aircraft's first assignment was Offutt AFB, Nebraska. While there it received "Nose Art" "Miss Ak-sar-ben" (Nebraska spelled backward)I joined the Air Force in November of 1962. After completing training at Chanute AFB, as an Auto Pilot Technician 32550, I was assigned to March, AFB, California. One of the first EC-135 I worked on was 61-0278. It still had the "Miss Ak-Sar-Ben" nose art and it made me feel at home. (Omaha)I always enjoyed working on it. It would have been nice to have this aircraft at the SAC Museum in Nebraska and I asked about it at the Museum several times but nobody knew where it was. 63-8049 is now at the museum.
#1 Art Gordon  2006-09-12 00:00
This aircraft was affectionately as 27late, it spent a lot of time pulling satellite alert at Minot, there were always 2 ECs on alert there. One crew would stay in the alert facility and 1 crew would live in 2 trailers, the front end crew and the crew chief would stay in 1 and the back enders lived in the other one, the crew chiefs always wanted to stay in the trailer since we were able to cook our own meals, it was a lot better than staying in the alert facility. We would go up to Minot for a week at a time, Wednesday to Wednesday. Everytime the Klaxon would go of we always taxiied, it was a contest to see who could get out of the alert pad the quickest. During the winter months a lot of time was spent heating the water on the jet to prevent it from freezing, when the temp got below 40 degrees the water had to be heated, when it got below 20 we had to dump the water, you always hoped the water would have to be dumped when it was your turn to heat it, so you could stay in bed.

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