Monday, April 29, 2013

Spring 2013 Update

Mike Jensen

12035 Milam Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Twitter: @USAFA84

Updates:  I heard from Robin Hamelin, Carlos Bernal, Jeff Burum, Kathy (Callaghan)Rex, Paul Marvin, Frank Ricotta, Mike Lynch, Carol (Winkelman) Atkinson, and those listed below.  Most drop a note just to say “Hello” but kept most of their info close to their vest J

Hitting the ground running: I knew that Mike “Moses” Malone and his family has a superstar daughter on the track team, now I find out that another classmate has the speed gene:  “Ike” Eichenberger and their family has daughter, Annette, entering the record books for several different running events at the Zoo. To make matters more interesting, Annette is junior now and is trying to best our classmate, Gail Conway Grey's, time in the 800m.  Gails record is still standing 29 years later:  Gail’s record is 2:03.92.  Annette ran a 2:06.63 at the Stanford Invitational a few weeks ago.  “Ike’s” nephew Stuart Eichenberger is also at USAFA as a Junior, and he is on the Wings of Blue team, loves it.  Adding to that outstanding news is their number #2, Jack Eichenberger, accepted an appointment to USAFA, and is going to be a Basic this summer, class of 2017!  Ike is still working at Accenture Federal Services, govt clients, since retiring.

“Der Kaiser” Scott Wilhelm was in NYC for negotiations & had the chance to accompany the local deputies on a high threat move that his folks brought in.  His son, Ian (A1C),  was picked up for the prep school through the LEAD program, and will be starting his freshman year when we are up for our 30th. 
Keith and Valerie  Heien will be coming out for graduation.  Their son, Matthew, will be graduating from CS19 (now Wolverines, not Starship!) with a BS in Systems Engineering Management and heading to Vance AFB for UPT.  Keith swore their oldest son, Andrew, in as a 2Lt last December after he graduated with a BS in Computer Science from the MO Univ of Science and Technology (MO S&T).  Andrew, (obviously smarter than Keith), is currently in training for Cyber Security.  He was an intern in Information Assurance at the AF Research Lab the past two summers.  They are now empty nesters as their youngest, daughter Kristine ("no way I'm going in the Air Force"), began a 6 and 1/2 year physical therapy program at Maryville University last fall.  Keith is a First Officer at UPS and retired from the Reserves in 2009  

Joe Calderon had lunch with Marty Louthan in Shanghai during a United trip.

Andy Klein retired in December of 2007 after 21 years active and reserve duty from Shepard. Thirteen of those years were spent as a tweet IP, including all 8 1/2 in the reserves.

He came back to American Airlines after six years off, all working for Northrop Grumman building pilot training courseware for the F-35 program. He traded the cubicle for the cockpit once again. After 18 months commuting to MIA he was finally able to hold DFW 737 FO starting last December.

Along the way he had to leave the country to find his new bride, Liz, a Canadian who is an agent for American in Toronto. Married on 12/12/12; which SHOULD be easy to remember. After a honeymoon to Paris (France, not Texas) they are commuting for marriage until residency and job transfers take place.

Andy and Liz now have five daughters and one son.  Jess, is working on her Masters at UT in Austin and lives with his middle daughter, Alexe, who is still working towards her first "real" job after graduating from UT last May. Liz's oldest daughter,  Meg, just landed a new digital advertising job in downtown Toronto. Her middle daughter,  Lauren, is managing a Sally Beauty Supply store in Mississauga and starting her own business. Her son, Cam, is starting a college business coop program in the fall at Niagara College in St. Catherine's, Ontario. Last but not least, his youngest daughter, Tori, graduates from Doherty High School next month and will be attending the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts next fall. Yes, it is the big acting school on Manhattan (New York, not Kansas).  Donations are now being accepted for the Tori Klein scholarship fund.
Thanks for the updates. I know we have a bunch of new 2Lts and cadets, carrying on the traditions, so let me know what is going on with you and yours.  Until next time….Jens