- Sad news. Kelly Young passed away on August 19th.
Kelly Fredrick Young was born March 17,1950 in Ft Knox, Kentucky. He passed away on at the age of 65 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Kaylin of 40 years. His three daughters Brenda Kapanak, husband Kristopher Kapanak, Christina Young, and Stacy Lozada, husband Enrique Lozada. He is the proud grandfather of 8 beautiful grandchildren from ages 2-20 years old. He served this country honorably for 24 years in the United States Air Force. He was a helicopter crew chief, teacher & aircraft inspector. Kelly retired as a Master Sargent in 1993. He continued to service for another 19 years in the civil service. Of all of his accomplishments the greatest are, his dedication as a son, husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
- New vanity plates in our Merchandise store
- The Job Network page is updated with some new opportunities for employment.
- On August 15, 1970, the first trans-Pacific helicopter flight was accomplished. Two HH-53s flew from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, to DaNang Air Base, South Vietnam. The nine day flight made by Lt Col William Farrow Williams (69-5788) and Lt Col Frederick Donahue (69-5787) piloted the 14 hour trans-Pacific flight from Shemya AB, Alaska, to Misawa AB, Japan. I believe Tom Green was one of the FEs as well.
- Christian "Mack" MacKenzie (e-Invite)
28 Aug 15 at 1300 (EST)
MacDill AFB Theater (Reception to follow at The Bad Monkey)
RSVP by 21 Aug w/ Rick Lepley at (813) 826-2675
- Visit our Merchandise Store to purchase vanity plates, koozies, decals, and more.
INFO FOR THE COMMUNITY
- Back Pain in Rotary Wing Community
- Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)
- Insight & offer from Steve Kelly (PAVE Pilot):
Diagnosed w/ cancer Oct '08
- Two great articles regarding health issues:
1. New research links Iraq dust to ill soldiers
2. Iraq Dust is Respirable, Sharp, And Metal Laden
JOHN GROVE MEMORIAL
- Click here to visit Bless the Children's website.
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, BTC islooking for annual donations in order to provide a minimum of $2000 a month towards his memorial fund.
With your help 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.