Posted on Apr 24, 2014
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Up until the late 90s, weather observers and forecasters were trained at Chanute AFB, IL. We had Air Force, Navy and Marines in our classes back then? If you did, do you remember the 'Prairie Lands'? And White Hall?



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MAJ David Vermillion
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The military has the Walmart attitude. Build it and leave it. What a shame to abandon such a place. Sometimes the military waste money by going somewhere else to do business. I have never been there but I'll bet it was a vibrant place at one time. I went to Flight School at Fort Wolters, Texas and now it's all growed up and unkept. It makes you feel bad.
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It does sir because the collegial atmosphere was especially heady and at the same time a lot fun. Miss it still.
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This is a very sad picture...
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SFC (Join to see) Thanks, Joe. Breaks my heart and we still have history and hopefully after the changes, that the new commander puts an emphasis on Air Weather Service.
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SrA Gino Pezzella
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I was there two years ago, the old dorms are still there, but they are a total mess, even the front lawn, where we had so much fun, was overgrown
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TSgt Paul Diekelmann
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+I was there as Basic Airman for Weather Observer School April 1955-July 1955. Married there on July 16, 1955, before graduating and transferred to Hickam AFB weather station. 11 years active duty, 9 plus years national guard Ariz and New Mexico...got 21 years for retirement in 1982. TSGT
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SSgt Robyn Smith
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Went to Chanute Weather Obs school April 1974. I remember some severe weather came through when we were on the roof - sky went green, mammatus clouds. Tornado sirens, sitting in the long hallway on the floor for safety.
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