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Cubberly, Lyle (1975-76 and 1983-85)


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Home Town: Clinton, CT
Unit at Loring: Comm Sq and then Weather
First Day at Loring: Arrived in Jan.  Boy was it cold.  Stayed with some friends we knew when we were stationed in Japan.  Snow everywhere.  Took awhile to get use to driving on the roads with all the snow on them.  When you came up to a stop sign, had to put the car in neutral, as the rear tires would spin on the snow and ice while the front brakes would hold the car in place.
Most Memorable Experience: Once I was briefing the weather at Stand-up and told the 42BW/CC and staff that it looked like we would get 1-3 snow over night.  It snowed just about every day in the winter.  I am thankful I didn't give an increment.  We were thinking 1-3 inches of snow, but ended up getting 19 inches of snow. Started snowing just after midnight and didn't stop until the next evening.  Large low pressure system stalled over the gulf of Maine and pumped moisture up from the SE into northern Maine.
Last Day at Loring: Just finished being the weather CC.  Bright sunny when we left.  We set records for the most snow the 2 years I was WX/CC.  200 inches each year.  The thing that amazed me was the kids never missed a single day of school in the 2 years we were there.
What did you do after Loring? Retired after 27 years in the AF.  Started out as an enlisted man, finished my degree by taking night classes, applied for and was commissioned after spending 14 years in the ranks.  Retired as a Maj.  Became a Drug Alcohol Counselor, talking primarily middle school age kids.  Retired 5 years ago, moved to CT to be close to our daughter and her family.  Get to spend lots of time with her two boys while her and her husband work.  Very active in our local church, have become a lay preacher.  Also am active in the local American Legion and the historical society.  Ended up with 5 degrees, 2 bachelor, 2 masters and a PhD.  It has been a great ride.  Would do it all again in a heart beat, especially my time I spent in the Air Force.
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