Category Archives: Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico

My Playground

From the summer of 1957 through the summer of 1960, this was my playground: This is Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico, situated on the northwest end of the island of Puerto Rico.  It was a ‘magical’ place to spend a childhood, … Continue reading

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Blowing In the Wind…

In 1957 we were stationed at Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico.  It was a great assignment for me.  As a kid (11, 12 and 13) I had the ‘run of the base,’ we all did.  I had a Schwinn (wide-tire) bicycle, … Continue reading

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Do You Think You Could Pass a Test Like That?

Dear Ole Dad was the Base Commissary Officer at Ramey AFB, PR 1957 – 1960.  One day he saw a bit of commotion at the meat counter.  To hear him tell it, a ‘portly’ matron was raising hell with one … Continue reading

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Test Pilot School

I was infatuated with all aspects of Air Force flying as a kid.  I watched everything; whenever I saw or heard a jet.  In the late 1950’s, when we were stationed at Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico, I began to notice … Continue reading

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