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Rosanna Kieru

My name is Rosanna Kieru.  My husband, Staff Sargent Vincent Kieru, and our two children lived on George Air Force Base from 1988 until it closed.  My husband was assigned to the 37th component repair squadron as a jet engine mechanic working on the Wild Weasels.  My husband used Tryke [TCE] on daily as a cleaner, had an asbestos exposure daily as it was [Read More…]

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Kelly (Nabors) Beck

My father, Victor Nabors, was stationed at George AFB in the early 80’s.  We lived in the George AFB Family Housing for approximately 3 years on Alabama Court. I attended the elementary school on base.  While we were stationed there, I become violently ill every year was hospitalized several times with pneumonia.  I was diagnosed with asthma while there and placed on numerous [Read More…]

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T. E. H.

I was stationed at George AFB from March 1983 – Nov 1984.  I was at the Component Repair Squadron (CRS) Group of the 35th TAC Wing. I lived in the dorm across from the BX and showered and drank the water at the dorm and while at work. Played golf at the Course and ate at the Chow Hall regularly. In the early [Read More…]

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Kenn R. Finkelstein

I was stationed at George AFB from 1963-1965, nearly 2-years. From the onset of living in the WWII old barracks, I have watched and felt my body slowly disintegrate and cause me heavy pain, discomfort and a loss of trust for a 17-year old Airman. I as well as so many more put our faith and trust into the Air Force’s hands to [Read More…]

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Karen O.

Hi, my name is Karen. I came across Frank Vera’s sites quite by accident, and I must say I was stunned by what I read. I was stationed at GAFB for just 19 months, from Sept. 1974 – May 1976. I lived in one of the barracks on base, although I don’t remember which one. I was pregnant when discharged and had a [Read More…]

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Terese Halsey Tice

In April 1987 the Air Force transferred my husband to George AFB in California.  I was 30 years old the mother of 3 wonderful children and life was good, or so we thought.  We were given a two story home Texas Ave where we lived until we bought our first home about 9 months later.  We played out in the yard, did somersaults, [Read More…]

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Joseph Cox

My father was stationed at George Air Force Base in 1973. I’m assuming he lived in the barracks at that time. He got married and had me in 1976. We move to Germany shortly after and then moved all over from there. We moved back to Georgia Air Force Base in 1986 and we lived in temporary housing for about six months. I [Read More…]

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Don Barr

My name is Don Barr. I was stationed in CES from 1986-1989. My first wife lost a set of twins and almost died in the process. She got pregnant again, and we had a daughter with gastroschisis. Her intestines, liver, and part of her stomach were on the outside. While at Lackland getting fixed… we saw our old neighbors whose daughter LaShawn V. [Read More…]

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Msgt. Victor “Vic” Nabors

My father (Msgt. Victor “Vic” Nabors) was stationed at George in the early 80’s. He was an aircraft mechanic. He passed away in 2011 after a 5-year battle with squamous cell cancer, COPD, pneumonia, and a pulmonary embolism. He also had hearing issues which I attribute to jet fuel and engine noise. He was exposed to radiation from the aircraft and was in [Read More…]

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Misty Deming

My name is Misty Deming. My father, (Jamie Deming) retired as E-6 Master Instructor, Electronic Warfare, was stationed at George Air Force Base from 1980-1989. I was conceived and delivered at GAFB, and we lived in GAFB Family Housing until I was 6. My father passed away a few months ago from esophageal cancer. Before he died he added me to your Facebook [Read More…]