Wright Brothers - First Flight


April 9-12, 2015

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Back To Where It All Began

Dayton reunion was a resounding success, Las Vegas next (2017)

CEO Hoppy Hopkins

[Right] Super Sabre Society CEO Hoppy Hopkins welcomes 330 of his best friends to the Dayton SSS reunion.

[Below] ACC Commander General J. Hawk Carlisle and wife Gillian enjoy the SSS dinner at the USAF Museum and the members enjoyed them. Gen. Carlisle’s speech, delivered amongst aircraft we flew, was the hit of the evening.

General Hawk Carlisle and wife Gillian

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Higgy Higginbotham headed west February 18th (4/20/2015) - Colonel William Gordon Higginbotham, Jr., USAF (Ret.) February 12, 1931 — February 18, 2015 flew west.  Known as “Higgy” to everyone who knew him, and for as long as anybody can remember, he was born in Patterson, La. to Coach “Hickey” and Mayme Higginbotham. He graduated from Baton Rouge High School where he was a Louisiana Hall of Fame football, baseball, swimming and track member. He attended […]
Arlington flyby planned for Lyle L. Beckers (3/31/2015) -   The Pentagon approved a Fly-Over for Lyle on April 6th, 2015. The Maryland Air National Guard will be flying the A-10 Warthog SuperSabre Society member Lyle L. Beckers, 81  left us on September 26th. No doubt his skills developed with the sometimes temperamental F-100 helped him score two Mig Kills in early and late while Commanding […]
Charles Hugh Smith headed west (3/29/2015) - Charles Hugh (whispering) Smith, F-100 pilot and Misty 38 from Jan – May 1968, flew west on 23 March 2015 in Burleson, Texas. Hugh was born in Weinert, Feb. 8, 1938, to parents Henry and Hazel Smith. He attended Mattson High School and McMurray College in Abilene. He later graduated from Texas Tech in Lubbock. […]
Bob Franke headed west (3/27/2015) - Robert Duane Franke was a Super Sabre Society member and well known Air National Guard Commander. He was born February 24, 1941, and raised on a farm near Ossian, IN. He unexpectedly passed into his heavenly home on March 27, 2015. He was a loving husband, beloved father, adored grandfather, admired brother and devoted follower […]
Doug Harrington headed west (3/24/2015) - Super Sabre Society member Doug Harrington, 77, headed west February 10, 2014, at the State Veterans Home in Jackson, MS.. A graveside service was held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner, MS., a memorial followed in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Jackson, MS. Doug was born in McGehee, AR, to Fletcher and Lucille Harrington. He graduated from […]
Walter E. Carson headed west (3/16/2015) - Col, USAF (Ret) Walter E. Carson II, 88, USAF headed west March 16, 2015. Wally served during WWII and the Korean and Vietnam wars. His service was at Community Lutheran Church, with his Eulogy by MajGen (Ret) Neil Eddins. Wally is interred at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Wally soloed in 1943 and was Issued a […]
The Spring 2015 Intake is in the mail to all SSS members (3/11/2015) - Extra, Extra – Read all about it!  Issue 27 of “The Intake” was mailed from Fort Worth, TX, this week on 12 March. Expect delivery soon, depending on your distance from that P.O. International mail may take up to two weeks to arrive, but it’ll be well worth the wait. Here’s a sneak peek at […]
F-100 Last Combat Mission (3/10/2015) - Video compilation of (sometimes rough) 16mm footage taken in Viet Nam documenting the last mission of four Bien Hoa F-100 pilots in Jan 1969.
Joe Reynes headed west (2/23/2015) -   REYNES, (Major USAF Ret.) Joseph Jr., runner, fighter pilot, former Mayor of Gulf Breeze—and beloved husband, father, and grandfather—went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2015. Joe was born in Medina, New York, March 1, 1934 to Joseph and Alice Jay Reynes. Joe began his education in 1940 in a one-room schoolhouse […]
Shep gets around! (2/21/2015) - Four National Guard retired generals (all Super Sabre Society members) with General Hawk Carlisle, our Dayton speaker, in D.C. Don’t miss the latest news on our website. Currently we have about 100-250 visits per day.

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