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Canfield, Terry (1984-1989)*

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The Donna Marie and I
The Moose is Loose #3580

Terry in Kuwait

President Bush and I


Hometown:  Jakarta, Indonesia

Unit at Loring:  42 OMS

First day at Loring:  I remember getting there in the middle of the night it was a long drive up from New Hampshire where I spent time on vacation prior to being stationed at Loring from Grand Forks N.D. We spent the night in TLQ Prior to moving into our home at 47 Travis Drive. My youngest daughter Ayres Marie Canfield was one of the last babies born in the old hospital before they tore it down for a new one.

Most memorable experience:   I was a KC-135 Crew Chief at Loring I started out crewing 59-1503 an A Frame and then moved to crewing aircraft 57-1469 Nicknamed the Donna Marie. I have many fond memories of Loring, the Alert facility, Lake Malabeam,the Air Shows, Cook outs at the lake, everything my wife worked as a waitress at the Loring NCO Club. I was the one that painted the first three nose arts on KC-135 Aircraft at Loring.

Last Day at Loring:   Sad I did not want to leave my friends and co-workers I had a lot of friends there. But I seperated from the Active Air Force to take a job with Boeing as an instructor in Saudi Arabia.


What did you do after Loring: I left Loring to work as an Instructor for Boeing in Saudi Arabia, after Desert Storm started I lost my job with Boeing came back to the U.S. and joined the N.H. Air Guard at Pease then after a year moved to North Carolina and joined the North Carolina Air Guard as a C-130 H Crew Chief. Served in Germany during Bosnia with NCANG, Then Desert Storm 1 and 2 with NCANG. Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia. After that I worked at TIMCO an Aircraft repair facility in Greensboro N.C. all the while still as a traditional Guardsman. I retired as a MSGT in 2006 with 26 years service.Now I work for WORLD Airways but I live in Indonesia, currently I am in Taipei Taiwan as a QC Inspector for WORLD Airways, we operate DC-10'S MD-11'S and 747-400'S I have 2 daughters Louisa and Ayres , Ayres was born at Loring. I have five Grandchildren.


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