FINAL REUNION ADIEU

Words can’t describe it. See all of the photos HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAST CALL

“We are very sad to report that John Hanna passed away on 7 August 2018, after a long battle with lung disease. I personally knew John from his work at HQ AETC. He was a professional and very passionate about his work in Clubs. Service arrangements have not been relayed, and as we learn of them we will pass them on. Please keep John’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Steve Burgess

LAST CALL

“We were very recently informed regarding the passing of Major General William “Bill” Acker, USAF (Ret), on 24 July 2018. Although not directly associated with our OFCMA group, we understand he was a great supporter of Clubs as commander at Lackland AFB. Some may remember General Acker if you ever visited Lackland AFB sometime around the mid-80’s. Details regarding funeral arrangements may be found at http://porterloring.tributes.com/…/William-Bill-Acker-10630…
We understand this may be a bit late as far as us
getting the word out about General Acker, but this was just brought to our attention. The Porter Loring web site is still active to review and enter messages to the family. Please keep the family members in your thoughts and prayers.” Steve

LAST CALL

“We now have updated information regarding Colonel Westover’s funeral arrangements. For complete service details please visit

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/…/u…/george-westover-7946431

Keep the Westover family in your thoughts and prayers.”

“It is with deep sadness we learn of the passing of Colonel George Daniel Westover on 28 July 2018. Funeral services have not been announced yet and we will pass that information on as it is announced. Colonial Funeral Home in Universal City, Texas, is handling the arrangements. Go to https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/universal-city-tx/george-westover-7946431 for all details related to Colonel Westover’s service.”

LAST CALL

From James Shaw:

“After a long battle with cancer Jerry Hudson passed away this morning (June 17, 2018)”

Details unavailable.

LAST CALL

Chef Chai

“It is with a sad heart I’m reporting one of our well known AFCUP & PIC personnel has passed on. Sumchai Kaowsan, better known as Chef Chai passed April 29, 2018 at 12:30. Please keep his family in your prayers. V/R Shirley Stevenson”

LAST CALL

UPDATE:

“Funeral service for Mr. Wayne Crockett, Sr. will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:00 am at Murray Brothers Funeral Home Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331.”

OBITUARY

Wayne Crockett, Sr., passed on June 2, 2018. OFCMA members extend their deepest condolences to Helen and all of the Crockett family and friends. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and comrade.

 

 

 

See What You Did or What You Missed in 2016

Don’t Miss 2018!

 

February 2018

2018 REUNION-MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Fellow OFCMA members, it is time for our OFCMA reunion! Yes, time flies and October will soon be here. Now isn’t that a coincidence! The OFCMA reunion is scheduled 4-6 October 2018!! Put that on your calendar.

We will soon begin our sign-up process and provide details of the event – probably within the next 60 days. But the important thing is for you to mark that date to be in San Antonio, Texas. I can tell you now that all of the events will be held on Randolph AFB – the clubs, golf course and lodging (I think) will help us put this thing on.

Two things we ask of you; One, be here and two, have a great time. We’ll do all we can to help you have a great time. The rest is up to you. More to follow.

P.S. Since some of our members are technologically challenged, please pass this to all you know that might fall into that category.

Thanks, The Team at OFCMA

February 2017 New OFCMA Facebook Group

Our new facebook account is a closed, invitation-only group. For those of you who already have FB accounts, you’ll just be a click away from hooking up and interacting with other like-minded Old Farts. If you don’t have a facebook account and think you might enjoy a more subdued intro and interaction with people you know and respect, just fill out the short facebook sign up form. If you choose not to join the OFCMA facebook group, don’t worry; OFCMA.com will continue to offer updates on coming reunions, contact info and Last Call honors

 

2016 Reunion Photos

Reunion photos are on the Photos & Videos page. The links connect directly to our OFCMA Flickr server. Members may download individual photos. If you want to print them, be sure you download the full-size file. If you just want to display them on your computer or upload to social media, a medium download size will work.

Contact me if you need any help or have a request.

Bonni

2016 PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY GERRY HALASZ

Bill Coulter, Cheri Rae, Jim Payne
Jim Payne, Gerry Halasz
Johnnie Rivera, Jim Payne
Jim Payne, Bill Coulter
November 2016

At the recent 2016 OFCMA Reunion in San Antonio, Bill Coulter, L, eloquently honored his mentor, Jim Payne, R. Coulter not only addressed Payne’s leadership but, also, presented him with special medals of appreciation for Payne’s service during the Korean Conflict.

Following are Mr. Coulter’s remarks during the presentation.

“I am Bill Coulter. I retired from the Air Force and the 742 career field in 1982. I turned 17 in Jan. 1961. In Feb. 1961, I enlisted in the Air Force. In May of 1961, I was sent to RAF Wethersfield in England. I never drank a beer, smoked a cigarette, kissed a girl or drove a car. I did all in 2 weeks over there. I was stationed at Blytheville AFB in Arkansas from 1964 until 1970. I cross trained into the 742 Career in 1967. My mentor, Rabbi, teacher, Priest and career guidance Guru was Jim Payne. Jim instructed this young punk from Philly about the true meaning of what a club manager should be. Hell, I was busted so many times before I met Jim that I should of retired as an E-20.

Jim taught me respect for the Air Force and myself. Jim taught me the true meaning of integrity and what it means to be a hardworking, results-driven professional. Jim’s favorite saying was “don’t shit where you eat”. Jim taught me inventory control, front and back of the house management, how to read and comprehend a financial statement. Jim was instrumental in my understanding of how important employee relations were, i.e., a happy employee translates into a happy member. The lessons Jim taught me lasted throughout my military career and well into my civilian life managing two private country clubs over a 24 year period. I was fortunate to teach at the University level at Rutgers School of Hospitality for a number of years. I only mention this because the lessons that I learned from Jim Payne are now in the minds of the students that I taught. Thank you, Jim.

I am the Commander of the Korean War Veterans Association of Atlantic County Chapter 234 in Somers Point, N.J.. I discovered that Jim was stationed in Korea during the Conflict. I requested, and was granted, the authority from my Chapter and the Korea American Association of Southern New Jersey to present Jim with a medallion of appreciation and a medal of thanks from the Republic of Korea in recognition of his service during the Korean Conflict. The medals are accompanied by certificates of appreciation.

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Thank you, Jim, for your service and for all that you have done for me and this great country.

God Bless America.”

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Coulter, Commander Chapter 234, KWVA

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November 2018