Lonnie and wife, Ginny, have
been active members of this
chapter since its establishment
in 1991. Lonnie has participated
in practically every membership
meeting and served on numerous
chapter event working committees
during the last twentytwo
years. His work especially
assisting with arranging and coordinating social events
including annual picnics and dinners, golf outings, and
worldwide reunions held here in Colorado, has greatly
contributed to sustaining this chapter’s longevity. For
many years he has been the key person obtaining refreshments,
ice, coolers and other supplies, and then
hauling them and setting up at picnics and ) reunions. He has
been the focal point for organizing and successfully
managing the hospitality rooms at several of our hosted
alumni reunions and especially the 2013 worldwide
reunion here in Aurora, Colorado. When the calls go
out for assistance, whether they be for help putting up
decorations for the chapter’s annual Veteran’s Day
dinner, providing food and refreshments after a golf
outing, or any activity, Lonnie & Ginny consistently answer
these calls - true AFTAC alumni team members.
Lonnie began his Air Force career in the administrative field enlisting in 1956. His first assignment out of basic training was a 12-month tour of duty in South Korea. This was followed by another hardship assignment lasting five years at the USAF Security Service Language School at Indiana State University. During this assignment he married Ginny and started a family. He got his introduction to AFTAC when he was assigned to SPINSTRA at Lowry AFB in 1964. This was followed by an overseas assignment to Detachment 418, then back to Lowry AFB in 1968 being assigned to Detachment 57. He served one more AFTAC overseas assignment at Detachment 333 during the 1974- 75 timeframe prior to being assigned to Air Force Logistics Command at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. After only a short time he was reassigned to Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs and then back to Lowry AFB where he retired from active duty in 1977. Lonnie signed on with the Defense Investigative Service in 1982 and is now living the life of a retired civil servant.
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Sanger probably would have reasonably good comebacks — he did when my students grilled him on a visit to Duke’s American Grand Strategy program last fall — but he also would probably say, let’s wait and see. Obama’s grand strategy is still unfolding, and he still has time to reconcile the various contradictions. As he does so, armies of young armchair academic strategists will be arguing about it every step of the way. And I am glad they will, because some of them will be joining the Obama team (and whoever comes later) to put theory into practice.