"...As long as my body continues to move, I will keep working and having fun..."

Bob Leon, 9th Maintenance Squadron T-38 Talon technician, poses for a photo June 24, 2015, on the flightline at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan)

Bob Leon, 9th Maintenance Squadron T-38 Talon technician, poses for a photo June 24, 2015, on the flightline at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California -- "When I was young I lived in San Bernardino, which was just south of Edwards Air Force Base. I would hear sonic booms and see contrails in the sky, this began to peak my interest in aviation. I later enlisted in the Air Force in August 1969. I served for 21 years, and I enjoyed every part of it. I was stationed here at Beale for more than half of that time, starting here in 1975 working on the SR-71 Blackbird, KC-135Q Stratotanker, and T-38A Talon. The military has been good to me; I've met a lot of great people and seen so many places. Now, as my family and I watch TV and see other countries or different parts of the states, I can tell them, 'I've been there.' I may retire soon, but as long as my body continues to move, I will keep working and having fun." 

Bob Leon, 9th Maintenance Squadron T-38 Talon technician

Hometown: San Bernardino, California

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