My Story

My Story

My Story

I was born July 2, 1961, at Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC, where my dad was stationed in the Air Force. My dad continued his career in the airforce until 1976. During his career, we were stationed in many different places throughout the country and the world. I was too young to remember some of the places we lived. The places I do remember are McConnell AFB, KS; Kadena AB, Japan; George AFB, CA, my dad's last duty station. After serving at George AFB, our family moved to Grand Prairie, TX. I graduated from high school in 1980.

In 1981, I joined the Air Force and was assigned to Altus AFB, OK. While there, I worked on the C-141 Starlifter. I lived there for 3 years.


In 1984, I received my next assignment which was in Kadena AFB, Japan (the Island of Okinawa). I worked on C-5’s, C-141’s and C-130’s. After 3 years, I decided it was time to move on.


I accepted my next assignment at Charleston AFB, SC. There was so much to do at Charleston AFB that I stayed for 6 years. I then decided I wanted to see more of the world so I applied for new assignments overseas.

My first assignment overseas was at Lajes Field The Azores (Terceira Island). It was beautiful! I almost hated leaving, but Lajes served as a stepping stone toward Ramstein. 


In 1994, I arrived at Ramstein AFB, Germany. I enjoyed my time there so much that I extended my assignment to 6 years. This turned out to be my best assignment. While at Ramstein AFB, I worked with some awesome people and made several life long friends. 

After 6 years at Ramstein AFB, and a total of 20 years in the Air Force, I decided to return to the States for my remaining 2 years in the Air Force. Upon my return, I was stationed at Whiteman AFB, Missouri. This was my least favorite assignment. 


In 2003, after 22 years of service, I retired and returned home to Grand Prairie, TX, where I still live (for now). 


Currently, I'm working towards finishing my degree. I am also planning on buying a Toy hauler RV within the next two years and plan to use it to travel the United States.

Cool Breeze Travels website

I launched this website to provide people with a place to go for product recommendations. The products I recommend are ones that I have used and still use. For now, the selection is limited, but I hope to build up an extensive line of recommendations. My goal is to serve as a trusted source that provides reliable, authentic reviews. 


As I begin traveling around the United States, while on the road, I plan to continue providing informative, trustworthy reviews. To help make this possible, I am asking for donations. Your contributions will help me source a reliable internet connection while on the road so that I can continue to deliver high quality, relatable product reviews. To make a donation, please click thisDONATION button or click the "Donate" button at the bottom of the screen. Every little bit helps!


Cool Breeze Travels YouTube Channel

Lastly, in addition to the Cool Breeze Travels website, I also offer reviews through my YouTube channel. I encourage you to check it out and to subscribe if you like what you see. 


Thanks for stopping by!


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