Hello everyone. I am a 73 year old retired Air Force Master Sergeant with 20 years of military service. Upon retirement at Vandenberg AFB California in 1985 I went to work for a defense contractor on the base for another 27 years. As a communications specialist I supported 752 missile launches. In the Air Force I was a telephone Installer Repairman. While stationed at March AFB Calif. during the Ronald Regan persidential years I was responsible for connecting and disconnecting ground communications to the National Emergency Command Post (a modified Boeing 747) each time he came to California. We have railroaders in both our families. My wife's grandfather worked for the Rock Island Line in Topeka Kansas and my father retired from the Southern Railway in Birmingham Alabama. My hobbies are Family History Research and getting started in model railroading.