This base was built during WWII to churn out pilots for the war effort. It was named after Lt Reese who was killed in battle and was from the Lubbock area.
Reese history from 1964 Yearbook
TB-25J's, AT-6's, T-28A's, T-33A's, T-41's, T-37B's, T-38's, and T-1's filled the ramp over the years. Many other interesting planes came through on cross-countries. Reese was even designated something like the 11th alternate landing location for the Space Shuttle.
In 1995, the Base published a pamphlet called "A Brief History of Reese AFB and the 64th Flying Training Wing".
A Short History of Reese Air Force Base, Texas
Photos from Short History
Base Commanders / Aircraft Flown
A Short History of the 64th Flying Training Wing
Org Chart (1994) / Wing Lineage and Honors
Base Closing news release
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal article about closing
Another Lubbock A-J article about closing
Another blip in Lubbock A-J about the closing
Blip about the BRAC team that was on base preparing for the shutdown (and re-utilization). Also
Just what were "Aviation Cadets"?
Now Reese AFB is known as "Reese Center".
Lubbock A-J reports the B-25 static display leaving
Tail numbers that were on the property in 1996 during an airshow.
Views of the Ramp and flight line now as a soaring field at Reese Center.
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