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Korean War veterans visit Alamo Wing

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The Alamo Wing recently welcomed 13 members from the class of 1953 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Officer Candidate School during their reunion October 5, 2017 here.

 "We're a bunch of old guys but we are having fun," said Robert Vanhorn an AAAOCS member.

The reunion is like a homecoming for many of the classmates, having trained at the U.S. Army's Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas and served during the Korean War. The tour began with a stop at the 433rd Maintenance Squadron's engine shop where members got see the inner workings of the C-5M Super Galaxy engine. From there, the tour moved to the flight line, and a tour of the Air Force's largest aircraft.

"This seems to be a well run outfit and the aircraft is just unbelievable. You could put a football field and two giraffes in there and still have room," said Vanhorn.

The tour concluded with a visit to the 433rd MXS' sheet metal shop in which the tour members were able to learn how the metal tubing is constructed to  fit the C-5M when needed.