Chief Master Sergeant Seth A. Lininger is the Superintendent, of the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit…Buzzard AMU, Aviano Air Base, Italy. As Buzzard Chief, he ensures the combat capability of 200 maintenance professionals and 25 F-16C/D aircraft valued at $950M. Chief Lininger oversees all maintenance and sortie generation programs and advises the commander on the morale, welfare, readiness and effective utilization of unit personnel.
Robert E. Erickson 1921~2010 Colonel USAF Retired, of Litchfield Park, Arizona, passed away in Mesa, Arizona on March 10th, 2010. Bob was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan 21,1921 to Robert T. and Marie Erickson. He graduated from South High School and attended BYU and the University of Utah where he played football and basketball.
Major General Robert Lee Delashaw, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) made his "last take-off" to join up with his maker on February 24, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Whitesboro, Texas on December 20, 1914. He served in the US Navy between 1933 and 1937 and then enlisted in the US Army in 1939. He graduated from flying training in 1940 as a Second Lieutenant and embarked on a fulfilling 29 year career culminating in his retirement in 1969. He always felt he was fortunate to have worked with the best pilots and airmen in the world. Those same people said he was a great leader of men and never asked of them that which he would not do himself.
Lt Col David C. Nichols was born on 12 March 1959 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1977, he graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1981. He then completed a Master of Science in Systems Management from St Mary’s University in 1986. He has completed Squadron Officers School and Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He graduated from Air Command and Staff College in May of 1994 and Armed Forces Staff College in September of that year.
Lt Col Edward J. Ryder is from Enid Oklahoma, and graduated from high school in Tulsa. He graduated and received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1977. Lt Col Ryder received his master's degree in 1989 from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Lt Col Steven Schrader was born on 30 November 1958 in St Paul, MN. He graduated from Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, CA, where he lettered in football and was a member of the AFJROTC. He attended the University of Southern California, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1980, and continued to complete his Masters in Aerospace Engineering in 1981.