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LtCol Richard A. Wagner, USAF (Ret)

We have learned of the passing of 61-Delta Classmate Richard Wagner




Richard trained with 61-Delta at Malden AB, MO, and earned his USAF Pilot's Wings with Class 61-Delta at Webb AFB, TX
Richard flew the KC-135, B-58, and EB-66 aircraft in his 22 year USAF Career.

LtCol Richard A. Wagner, USAF (Ret)

The Rev. Canon Richard Alden Wagner, former vicar of St. Alban's Church, Yucaipa, and a longtime member of Diocesan Council, died June 10 at the age of 80.

A service was be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at Trinity Church, 419 S. 4th Street, Redlands 92373, where Wagner and his wife, Joan, have attended since his 2013 retirement from active ministry.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 59 years; their children Dede Lehmkuhl, Richard Wagner, Jr. (Lisa) and Matthew Wagner (Hannah); four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

According to his family, Dick Wagner was always going to be a minister. He was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on Dec. 9, 1937. After graduating from Tufts University in 1959, he entered the Air Force as a pilot. Twenty-two years later, he entered Seabury-Western Episcopal Seminary, and his original lifeís calling was realized. He was ordained a deacon on May 11, 1984, and a priest at Trinity Church, Wheaton, Illinois, on Nov. 17 (St. Hugh's Day) of that year. He served as curate at Trinity for 2 years. He was then called to be vicar of St. Hugh of Lincoln Church in Elgin, Illinois. In 1990 he became rector at the Church of the Annunciation, Gurnee, Illinois. Wagner served under Bishop James Montgomery and later Bishop Frank Griswold (later presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church) during his tenure in the Diocese of Chicago.

In 1996, Wagner became rector of All Saints Church, Vista, in the Diocese of San Diego, serving under Bishop Gethin Hughes. He served there until 2000, when he was called as vicar at St. Albanís, Yucaipa, Diocese of Los Angeles, serving Bishop Frederick Borsch, Bishop Bob Anderson (a friend since seminary days), and Bishop Jon Bruno. He served for many years as an elected delegate-at-large on Diocesan Council. Bishop Bruno named him a canon of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in 2010.

Wagnerís special ministries included church growth and renewal, mentoring seminarians, pastoring the troubled and the dying, and fostering camaraderie among local denominations.

Obituary courtesy The Episcopal News, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with Joan and the Wagner Family.


AUTO RECALLS ARE STILL FRONT PAGE NEWS ALMOST DAILY !
Car companies knew Takata airbags were dangerous, suit alleges


Takata airbags being installed on 70 million cars even while being recalled!
Takata agrees to $1B fine for hiding airbag defect
CBCNews |Business

BUT NOW IT'S NOT JUST DEFECTIVE TAKATA AIRBAGS or VW DIESELS...Find out more by clicking on this photo link:

click anywhere on the photo to read the story

THE CARS AND REASONS FOR RECALLS!

Is your car being recalled?

Find out by clicking on this link: Click here to go to the "safercar.gov" website.

Links to complaints and investigations are also available on this site.

Your vehicle VIN number can be found on your insurance verification document (Security Verification Form)!



F-86 Drivers...more info about this famous warbird.


Painting by Wilf Hardy

Retired LtCol J.R. Alley, F-86 Sabre Association president, informs us that the F-86 web manager, Eric Yocum, has added huge amounts of F-86 info and the Korean War since we first put on the link to the F-86 website.
It might be of interest to you to browse around it again.

Click on the photo to visit the website.


61-Delta classmate Ken Brodeen Bainbridge and Reese has retired from a busy San Antonio real estate career...
to fully exercise his unique skills and training as an artist.

His website has information about the artist, his training, as well as his artistic talent on display with various of his works.

This is an example of an aircraft work titled "Thirsty Huns"


but the majority of his work captures something much more serene and quieter than aircraft.

Living in Texas for the last 40 years, Ken is still fascinated by the spaciousness of rural areas...
...and strives to portray the heart and soul of them in his work.

Take some time to look at Ken's website to appreciate his talent for doing just that.

Ever wonder how Boeing produces over FORTY 737 airplanes a month?

A train arrives with the main body in the morning.

They turn them out about one every 18 hours and every part is supplied by the lowest cost supplier.

Really Amazing: A must watch for all aviation maintenance personnel - The Boeing 737 Assembly Line -
This is why Boeing is on track to achieve its previously announced production rate of 52 airplanes per month in 2018.

click anywhere on the photo to watch fascinating 3 Ĺ minute Youtube video


WHICH MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEM IS ON YOUR COMPUTER ?


IS THIS THE CHEVROLET IN YOUR FUTURE?

Cruise AV is GM's first car to be built without a steering wheel...or other conventional controls!

Photo General Motors

click anywhere on the photo to read the article in WIRED about the ultimate autonomous car currently in production.

WIRED


HOWEVER...
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE TEST CENTER FACILITIES ARE AIMED FOR THE FUTURE...
...BUT...
WHY THE AUTONOMOUS CAR SOCIETY IS STILL DECADES AWAY

...the future is here ?
Updated | A Tesla Model S travelling at 65 mph in autopilot mode has crashed into a parked fire truck on a California freeway, prompting safety concerns surrounding the electric car makerís self-driving technology.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the accident, which took place on Monday, January 22, on Interstate 405.
The fire truck had been parked with its light flashing in the emergency lane and carpool lane at the scene of a previous accident, according to Culver City Fire Department.

click anywhere on the photo to read the article explaining the challenges .

MOTOR TREND

PLUS...


MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You:
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine... From the National Institutes of Health,NIH.
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations, as well as information on drugs and supplements.

Thanks Frank for recommending this website!


LINKS TO URL's OF GENERAL INTEREST

Here's a link to another website related to the USAF Museum. It includes photos of every aircraft pilots in 61-Delta flew in their careers!
The site includes a total of 215 photos of aircraft ranging from the 1909 "Wright Military Flyer" to the B-2 "Spirit".

Pay no attention to the map of the museum on this site, it is dated 2010!



IF YOU ARE NOT USING A 61-DELTA CLASS ROSTER DATED: 7/17/18 YOU DO NOT HAVE THE MOST CURRENT UPDATE!

This applies to all three formats...Use the clickable links that Chuck has emailed to you, or contact either Dave Roberts, or Chuck for the clickable links,or help with rosters.

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