Bruce Ware


Flying Training Assignments and dates.


Primary Flight Training Moore AB, TX, 27 Jun 1960 21 Dec 1960 Class 62A


Basic Flying Training Williams AFB, AZ, 30 Jan 1961 4 Aug 1961 Class 62A


Helicopter Pilot Training Stead AFB, NV, 21 Sep1961 15 Mar 1962 Class 62 B-H


H-43 Pilot & Firefighter Training Stead AFB, NV, Jan 1963


H-3 Pilot Training Course Sheppard AFB, TX, Apr 1969 23 May 1969


Combat Crew Training HH-3 Eglin AFB, FL, Jun 1969 Aug 1969


Military Career


Apr ’62 Jan ’63 H-19 Det 1-6, 67th Air Rescue Squadron Zaragoza, AB Spain


Jan ’63 May ’64 HH-43B Det 8, Atlantic Air Rescue Center Zaragoza AB, Spain


May ’64 May ‘65 HH-43B Det 8, Atlantic Air Rescue Center Bitburg AB, Germany


Jun ’65 Dec ’65 HH-43B Det 5, Central Air Rescue Center, K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI


TDY (16 Aug ’65 19 Oct ’65) HH-43B Provisional Rescue Det Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN


TDY (20 Oct Dec 7, ’65) HH-43B Provisional Rescue Det., Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN


Jan ’66 May ’68 HH-43B Det 9, Central Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Center, England AFB, LA.


TDY (Nov ‘66 Jun ‘67) HH-43B Det 12 Central Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Center, Randolph AFB, TX


TDY (9 Mar ‘68 12 May ’68) HH-43B Det Provisional 1st, ARRS Squadron Provisional 1646 Kunsan AB, Korea


May ’68 Feb ’69 HH-43B Det 8, 38th Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Squadron,

Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN


Aug ’69 May ’72 HH-3E 31st Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Squadron, Clark AB, RP.


Jun ’72 Dec ’75 HQ Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Service.


Jan 75 Oct ’78 HQ Military Airlift Command.


Jan ’79 Feb ’81 HH-3E Det 14, 67th Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Squadron, Keflavik AB, Iceland.


Feb ’81 Oct ’83 HQ Military Airlift Command


Oct ’83 Dec ’87 USAF-CAP Liaison Region Office, Wright Patterson AFB, OH


Dec ’97 Jul ’89 HQ CAP-USAF, Maxwell AFB, AL


Additional Training/education


Basic Survival School ‘61


Jungle Survival School ‘69 


Squadron Officer School Aug ‘65                                                


Air Command & Staff College ‘Aug ‘75


National Security Management, National Defense University April ‘79


Master of Arts Degree Webster College 1976


Claim to Fame I was credited for saving Gen Charles Lindbergh’s life on Easter Sunday, 1972.  (See narrative of mission on claim-to-fame page or click here)

Post Military career

Aug ’90 - Oct ’96 American Eagle regional airline pilot JS-32 (Jetstream)

Oct ’96 Aug ’97 Corporate Express regional airline pilot JS-32 (Jetstream)

Jan ’98 Nov ’05 Corporate Flight Management (Charter) Pilot JS-32 (Jetstream)

Family History

Wife “Janie” has remained a stabilizing influence on my life, both while on active duty and retired.  Though she has not worked (out of the house) she has remained active in several activities.  She played golf and took guitar lessons in the PI and then took up oil painting and stained glass.  Now she is very active in our church, as she’s on several committees, and chair of a couple.

I commissioned both sons in 1982.  The oldest “Keith” came on active duty in ’82 with a MA in math and was soon sent to AFIT, where he earned a PhD in Operations Research.  He then went back to Scott AFB, where he worked only a few feet from where I worked previously.  He was paid to separate after 10 years service and is now in the Air HQ of UPS at Louisville.  He and wife “Becky” have three children.

The other son “Mark” started USAF helicopter training at Ft. Rucker.  Upon graduation flew UH-1Ns at Plattsburgh AFB.  He later completed the “Fixed Wing Qualification” and then flew F-16s for several years.  His body makes kidney stones, so he had to transition to a crew served aircraft.  He qualified in the E-3A AAWCS aircraft at Tinker, then became a Squadron CO in Okinawa.  Upon return, to the CONUS, he attended AWC, then stayed at Maxwell AFB, AL,  as the Commandant of the Air and Space Basic Course.  He pinned on his Colonels eagles in September 2005.  He and wife “Chrissie” have two children.

Retirement pastime and activities

I enjoy playing golf a couple times a week, woodworking, and of course working on this computer.  Upon retiring from the USAF, we took a ten month motorhome trip around the United States, during which we took advantage of the Military standby airlift and flew on a C-5 to Germany for Christmas ’89.  We have kept the motorhome, and still do several trips a year, mostly with the club to which we belong.