USAF OCS 62-A Website

 
   United States Air Force OCS Class 62-A

 


- - -       USAF OCS CLASS 62-A WELCOMES YOU TO OUR WEB SITE.   *  *  *     UPDATES WILL CONTINUE TO BE MADE AS THEY ARE RECEIVED.   -  -  -   WE ENCOURAGE ALL CLASS MEMBERS TO SUBMIT INFORMATION AND PICTURES FOR THE SITE   -  -  -   CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND NEWS    - - *  * - -   
  

  

There are individual pages that can be accessed by clicking on the names in the roster pages or squadron pages. Both these areas are password protected.  Individuals must provide their biographical information and photos to the webmeister (currently Milt Birmingham) to be posted to the website.   

 

Bulletin Board




 

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Obituaries

Andrew J. "Woody" Woodcock   1936 - 2017

Andrew J. "Woody" Woodcock passed away in Montgomery, AL on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol Arthur Woodcock, his children, Jeffrey Woodcock (Kim) and Andrea Priola (Frank), his grandchildren, Rodney, Michael, Maxwell, Sidney, and Emily, his siblings, John Woodcock (Julie), Paul Woodcock (Nadia) and Mary Severson (Dave), and son-in-law, Michael Shakal. Mr. Woodcock retired from the United States Air Force with the rank of Lt. Colonel after over 30 years of service. He also served as a dedicated volunteer with the Capital Area Adult Literacy Council for more than 20 years in various capacities including serving as Board President and received a volunteer service award from the U.S. President in 2005. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 30th at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Visitation will be held in the church hall one hour prior to the mass. Burial will follow in St. Margaret's at Oakwood Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Capital Area Adult Literacy Council, 252 Montgomery St., Montgomery, AL 36104. Online condolences may be made at www.leak-mc.com.

 


When the information is available, we will add the obituary of our deceased members to this bulletin board. After one month, the obituary will be moved to the personal page where photos and bio's are kept.

If you have an obituary you want to add, you may send it to my snail mail address:

Milton Birmingham
5021 Birch Hollow Ln.
Fort Worth, TX, 76132
OR Click HERE
to forward by
attachment
to email.
!! NEW !!
Click here to see memories from WWII


An article from the April 2010
issue of Air Force Magazine
tells about the battlefield
commissioning of our Honorary Classmate, Art Cormier and two
other enlisted POW's while
they were in Vietnam.

Click HERE

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Check this link out!
Veterans in Blue
Click HERE




To see a recent email message from Murray LaHue, that brings back a lot of memories
CLICK HERE




A short video in memory
of those who gave
their all for liberty.
Click HERE





On April 2, 1961, a group of young men came together at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas for the purpose of attending Officer Candidate School. This group of approximately 156 men would undergo intense training over the next six months. This training would consist of academic, physical and military disciplines. There would be 825 academic hours and 726 nonacademic hours. It has been estimated that the academic portion of this six-month training is equivalent to two years of Junior College. At the end of the day on Sept. 22, 1961, only 114 would have survived the test and graduate to receive commissions as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force. These 114 Second Lieutenants would be forever known as OCS Class 62A.

These Web Pages are dedicated to those 114 graduates of Officer Candidate School, Class 62A. These men would be dispersed throughout the United States Air Force all over the world. They would proudly serve and lead many and varied Air Force Units. The members of 62A were among some of the most dedicated, qualified and highly motivated officers to serve their country.

This six months' training in 1961 not only produced a very high quality Air Force Officer, but also instilled camaraderie among this group of men that would last a lifetime. This is evidenced by the comments of the individuals included in these pages after more than 41 years have passed.

The purpose of this Web Site is to collect and preserve all information, both oral and written that pertains to the members of the United States Air Force, Officer Candidate School, Class 62A. Although the focus is on Class 62A, participation of other OCS Classes is welcomed.

It is hoped that these pages will reflect the dedication and spirit of a very small group of elite men who with distinction, and personal sacrifice, served their country, in peace and war, to the utmost in military standards and traditions. We trust that when future generations read these pages they will be able to relate that because of men and women like those in 62A, we enjoy the most "FREEDOM" on earth.