The interesting thing I learned was that we both served at the now-closed Williams Air Force Base
in the suburban Phoenix area.
Subsequently he went through flight training at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and Williams Air Force Base
, Ariz., receiving his pilot wings in September 1949.
Wasson served as a pilot in the Air Force and as T-38 instructor pilot at Williams Air Force Base
After the Base Closure and Reuse Commission (BRAC) decommissioned Williams Air Force Base
, several communities joined together to develop a plan to reuse the 4,000-acre Air Force complex.
Air Force between 1949 and 1952 at Lackland, Chanute, and Williams Air Force Bases
. While at Williams Air Force Base
, he taught reciprocating and jet engines.
* Arizona provides an extremely low assessment ratio of 5 percent of the fair market value of "Category 6" property, including: Foreign Trade Zone Property, Military Reuse Zone Property (Williams Air Force Base
), Enterprise Zone Property and Qualified Environmental Technology Manufacturing, Producing, or Processing Facilities.
Arizona State University East shares a campus with Chandler-Gilbert Community College on the old Williams Air Force Base
. And Arizona State University West offers joint programs with Glendale Community College.
In 1994, one of the largest employers in the Phoenix metropolitan area left town when Williams Air Force Base
was decommissioned through the Base Closure and Reuse Commission (BRAC) process.
Returning to Williams Air Force Base
in July 1953, he served as a gunnery instructor with the 3526th Pilot Training Squadron.