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John Grove’s mother

From Dave Freeman: Doris Eaton, John Grove’s mother, will be 100 yrs old on 22 January 2020!  She is hale and hearty, but winters with son Ed Grove when her water supply freezes over. I thought the pave friends of John would like to send her birthday wishes. Her winter address is: Doris Eaton C/O…

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Troy Compton Retirement

Troy is retiring after more than 22 years of service as an Aerial Gunner on MH-53 PAVE LOWs and HH-60 PAVE HAWKs. Troy was stationed at Hurlburt Field 2001 to 2004 and then RAF Mildenhall 2005 to 2008.       Date: 31 Jan of 2020 Location: Las Vegas, NM (More details to follow)

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Operation EAGER ANVIL: PAVE LOW Leaders

An inside look at the mission that kicked off Operation DESERT STORM. Written by our very own MG (Ret) Richard Comer for Defense Media Network. https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/operation-eager-anvil-pave-low-leaders/

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Sad news in our PAVE LOW family

PAVE LOW and CV-22 Crew Chief CJ Swearingen passed away recently. I will provide more details when I get them. His family is struggling with getting through these hard times, as you can only imagine. The military is helping in every possible. However, CJ had separated back in August. So, there is only so much…

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Operation Rotorheads

On 28 Aug 2019, Mike Grub organized the OPERATION ROTORHEADS luncheon at Clemenza’s in FWB, FL. Snippets from his email: Dynamic Target of HVI (High Value Italian)!!!!! Hoovering up food, tomorrow, 28 August @ 1115L is the no fail mission. Kudos to Todd Weiser & Charlie Mauze for making it lunch last month.  I’d like to…

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20th SOS Coin

          I’ve often been asked about merchandise, and unfortunately, I don’t sell it anymore. However, I found Phoenix Challenge Coins, which sells the 20th SOS Coin.

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Returning the Favor – Rob Dinsmore!

For anyone that doesn’t know, Mike Rowe (a great American) has a Facebook Watch Original series called “Returning the Favor”. The show is about his “search of remarkable people making a difference in their communities. Returning the Favor gives back to those who pay it forward with humor, heart and surprise.” Our very own Rob…

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“When Seconds Count” by Jay Humphrey

Jay Humphrey, PAVE LOW Pilot #371, and former Helicopter EMS pilot authored “When Seconds Count – Reports From an Emergency Medical Helicopter Pilot”.  I’ve personally read this book and highly recommend it! Jay did a fantastic job of not only putting the user in the cockpit of an everyday life of a HEMS pilot, but…

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Generous donation made in honor of Lee Collins

A very generous donation was made today in honor of Lee Collins. The anniversary of Lee’s passing is approaching. He was killed in a airplane accident in St Charles Parish, LA.  Lee was a PAVE LOW Pilot (#249), all around great guy, always friendly and upbeat, and a great friend to many. The donation will…

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