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Updated: 5/21/2015

Danny Leick - PAVE LOW Flight Engineer
28 May at 1300
Soundside Club, Hurlburt Field
Col Gene Becker presiding.

John Stricklin - PAVE LOW Gunner
29 May @ 1000
Creech AFB, NV

My wife is finally home from the hospital. Once things calm down and I know I'll have more time, I'll reopen the Pave Cave store. -- Vince

Just a couple of quick updates.
- Financial Statement updated
- Job Network updated

Todd Ackerman is now an affiliate with Karatbars International.
Click here to view his website.

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- Two great articles regarding health issues
1. New research links Iraq dust to ill soldiers
2. Iraq Dust is Respirable, Sharp, And Metal Laden

Pave Low Duck Call (Quack Blaster) - Made by Chris Roberson (FB page)
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Available in Single Reed, Double Reed, or Wood Duck
Cocobolo barrel w/ clear acrylic insert, "QuckBlaster" logo, and MH-53 logo. Numbered 2 thru xx. Comes w/ black polish bag & clear acrylic stand.
Made to order for $100 shipped with a 30-45 day build time.
Send an email to with which reed (single, double or wood duck reed).
Paypal is prefered - Use email (

- Task Force Omega (Lt Rich Van De Geer)
- USAF National Museum Virtual Tour (h/t Kevin Wilson)
- The National Archives (Veterans Service Records)
- Insight & offer from Steve Kelly (PAVE Pilot): Diagnosed w/ cancer Oct '08 & beat it.
- Paul Treleven PAVE LOW Paintings (Click here)
- Unofficial Links
- Virtual tours of PAVE LOW 68-10357 at the USAF Museum
Click here for a virtual tour of the cockpit
Click here for a virtual tour of the cabin

John Grove Memorial
- Click here to visit Bless the Children's website.
Reaching out to our PAVE LOW family. John Grove's legacy lives on and not just in the PAVE LOW world. John helped fund "Bless the Children", an international organization helping the poorest children of the world who are living under extreme conditions. He did this with his own retirement check! After his passing, several other caring PAVE guys stepped in to help out.
In short, we're looking for annual donations in order to provide a minimum of $2000 a month for this organization.
With your help (en mass), this is easily achievable. Some have already chipped in $100/month, but with your lump sum or recurring donation of ANY amount, we can help keep John's legacy alive by helping these children.

PAVE LOW Tribute Video (Courtesy of Chris Curtis)
Donate to the PAVE CAVE website!
Donations will be used to cover web hosting services.
Click here to view our Financial Statement.

The Official PAVE LOW history book
"On A Steel Horse I Ride" written by Darrel Whitcomb can be downloaded by clicking here for the .pdf version.



Great Cause to Donate to:
The Air Commando Foundation is proudly raising funds in support of Gold Star Team Adventures (GSTA). GSTA provides adventure camps to the surviving youth of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. These camps are designed to promote and enable healing, foster enduring relationships and develop character and leadership skills.
Your donation is tax deductible in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID: 59-3270780.

- Limited edition 18x24 prints by Bryan David Snuffer.
Price is $125 plus shipping.
If interested, email ( and provide shipping address.

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- has producing a hand carved mahagony MH-53 PAVE LOW.
Approx. $89 plus S&H (10% military discount)
To order, send email to


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