Thursday, 13 Apr 17
1800: Social Hour
Border Patrol Agents
Thomas Donegan & James Gonzalez,
Casa Grande Station.
(click for biographies)
Border Patrol Operations.
at the Dobson Ranch
2155 South Dobson Rd, Mesa (480-644-2600).
Chicken Fried Steak,
or Bourbon Shrimp.
vegetables, rolls, coffee
$25 per person
(includes toasting wine)
(slacks & collared shirt)
13 Apr: Meeting|
17 Apr: Staff Mtg|
11 May: Meeting|
15 May: Staff Mtg|
14 Sep: Meeting|
18 Sep: Staff Mtg|
12 Oct: Meeting|
16 Oct: Staff Mtg|
9 Nov: Meeting|
13 Nov: Staff Mtg|
14 Dec: Meeting|
18 Dec: Staff Mtg|
13 Mar 2017
Order of Daedalians
honors, as its Founder Members, all WW I aviators who were commissioned as
officers and rated as military pilots no later than the Armistice on 11
November 1918. It perpetuates their names as the first to fly our country’s
airplanes in time of war. The Daedalian’s membership of commissioned,
warrant and flight officer military pilots and WASPs, with its worldwide
network of Daedalian Flights and its comprehensive awards program, supports
the military services and other aerospace activities. The Awards and
Scholarship Programs of the Daedalian’s and Foundation encourage patriotism,
integrity, and good character in our nation’s youth; military careers as
commissioned pilots; safety of flight, and excellence in the performance of
military duties. The Daedalian Foundation’s scholarship program also
promotes study in aerospace disciplines.
For more, visit
their web site:
(Note: Willie Flight 82 is a
tax exempt 501(c)(19) organization.)
Casa Grande Border
The Casa Grande Station was establish in 1926. It
patrols 44 miles of border on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
Their agents patrol the Phoenix Metro area, including Sky Harbor
Airport, the Metro Bus Station, and respond to other Arizona
cities such as Globe, Apache Junction and San Manuel. The
station is part of the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector that covers
most of the State of Arizona from the New Mexico state line to
the Yuma County line. This area covers a total of 262
border miles --one of the busiest sectors in the country in both
illegal alien apprehensions and marijuana seizures. The
sector has about 4,200 agents working the eight stations.
Click here for more on the Tucson Sector.
Golf Tournament: Our
flight has been invited to play in the Arizona Chapter of MOAA
on Friday, 21 April at the
We would like to field a couple of foursomes -- please contact
to sign up. Click here for details.
OFFICERS & STAFF:
Gerry Homewood, Art Stark, Ron Perkins, Bill Follette, Frank Stookey,
Jim Adkins & Pat Dooley.
Gerry Homewood, USAF Retired|
| Vice Flight
Captain & Audio-Visual:
Art Stark USAF Retired|
Bill Follette, USAF
Gary Zettl, USAF Retired|
Ron Perkins, USAF Retired|
Jim Adkins, USA Retired|
Elements Coordinator & Chaplain:
Frank Stookey, USA Retired|
Asst Scholarships Chairman:
Joe Abel, USAF Retired|
Gary Klein, USMC Retired|
| Golf Chairman:
Paul Wenz, USN Retired|
| Web Site,
Newsletter & Membership:
Pat Dooley, USAF Retired|
Normally, Willie Flight 82 meets monthly, September through May, on the
second Thursday of the month, but the date can change (see calendar left). The dinner meeting social hour starts at
1800, with dinner served about 1900, followed by a speaker -- we're usually
finished by about 2100. Meeting location and other information are shown
in the upper left column.
Reservations are made by contacting the appropriate Element Leader
listed in the monthly newsletter.