Sad news in our PAVE LOW family

By PaveFE | October 10, 2019

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 they can legally do. In the meantime, CJ’s family has just suddenly and abruptly gone from a dual income household to a single income.

Under the circumstances, it may be months before an insurance policy pays out. This means that his family’s income is going to be danger close when the monthly bills start dropping. Please help donate to the family of one of our own and remind the Swearingen’s they are not alone and the PAVE LOW family will help them as much as possible.

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Operation Rotorheads

By PaveFE | September 13, 2019

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 welcome Col Kevin Merrill 919 SOW/CC to the group (a longtime friend & reminder that I’m not the spring chicken I used to be).

Hoping Col Matt Smith can peel himself away from HQ for the lunch.  I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt for now before I start the campaign of shame to get him to eat lunch!  I have faith that he’ll “do the right thing”.


If I get a heads up on the next one, I’ll post the date/time, etc. for those in the Florida Panhandle area that would like to attend.

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