Notified by Steve Clark: yesterday, 5/8/24: Bryce, Brian Rufe passed away this morning, after a fight with cancer. He was a career 99/9S, and served as Superintendent at Det 45 as a final AF assignment. Had the pleasure of knowing him since 1996 at Det 46 in CO Springs. After the Air Force, he continued to serve our nation at NGA at Buckley, where he was my supervisor for several years. He leaves behind his wife, Kathy, and two daughters. My info would not be complete, but is a heads up to you. Hope you all are doing well. Regards, Steve Note: Brian and his Family have a GOFUNDME set up for his medical bills: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-brians-family-through-their-loss Funeral services for MSgt (Ret) Brian Rufe will be held at 10:00 on May 31st at Fort Logan Cemetary. (Special NOTICE to those in the Denver area) ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Glen Allen Feakes, age 91, of Denver, Colorado departed this life on Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

He was born in Fennimore, WI to Wayne and Florence (Fry) Feakes on August 15, 1931. He grew up

in the Fennimore area and was a 1949 graduate of Fennimore High School. After graduating from high school,

he joined the United States Air Force and was assigned to various locations in the United States and abroad

during and after the Korean war. In 1957, he was stationed at the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC)

in Encampment, WY. There he met his future wife, Joncee Arliene Newsom. On February 22, 1958, they were married

at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The two of them were stationed in multiple overseas locations including

Alice Springs, Australia, and twice in Toledo, Spain, which resulted in numerous memories and long-term friendships.

He retired from the military as a Master Sergeant in 1971 and used his military benefits to pursue higher education

at the University of Colorado at Denver, receiving bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and International

Business in 1974.

Following his second retirement in 1989,

Glen pursued his dream to build a cabin in Hartsel, Colorado, and received the Certificate of Occupancy in 1990.

Glen was a member and an officer in the Ranch of the Rockies Homeowner’s Association and a member of the Hartsel

Volunteer Fire Department. Throughout his retirement, Glen was an active member of the AFTAC Alumni Association of


He is survived by Joncee, his wife of 65 years, their son, Randell, and his wife, Diann, of Denver, CO,

There will be an informal gathering and reception at the Montclair Civic Building

(6820 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80220) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Rather than flowers or donations, our family would

like you to use those funds for a special celebration with your family in memory of Glen. _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Bryce wrote: "Notified this morning by Maureen Hampson (Treasurer), Bill Schmied passed away last night (2023.02.25) at Lowry Hospice with his family present. After a long battle with cancer, may he rest in peace.

Earl Carroll Pierce passed away peacefully on December 29, 2022, in his home surrounded by family. He was 90.

Earl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was also a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force, athlete, coach, sports fan, traveler, volunteer, outdoorsman and dog lover. Earl was born November 2, 1932, in Farmville, NC, to Raymond Pierce and Bernice (Tucker) Pierce.

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I went to Office Depot because they are offering to laminate your COVID card free of charge. I'm told to make sure that they copy front and back and laminate that instead of your original card. The original card should be kept in a safe place for future vaccination entries should they be needed.

This from Medicare. The link below provided detailed information. After you get your COVID-19 vaccine, keep your vaccination card safe - scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your personal information. Don't share a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card online or on social media. Scammers can use content you post, like your date of birth, health care details, or other personal information to steal your identity.

Protect Yourself You should get a COVID-19 vaccination card at your first vaccine appointment. If you didn't, contact the provider site where you got vaccinated or your state health department to find out how to get a card. If someone contacts you to buy or sell a vaccination card, it's a scam. If you suspect COVID-19 health care fraud, report it online or call 800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477). TTY users can call 1-800-377-4950.

Thanks to Frank Calenda via AFTAC - LRD


AFTAC Memorial The Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) Memorial is a project managed by the AFTAC Memorial Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of the organization is to design, construct and maintain a memorial on the AFTAC HQ campus located at Patrick AFB, FL. This memorial will be dedicated to all those who lost their lives in service of the AFTAC mission since its inception in 1947, and will provide a solemn location to honor and remember these patriots. https://brickmarkersusa.com/donors/aftacmc.html We received positive feedback from our Colorado Alumni members to purchase a Brick to support the AFTAC Memorial. With the assistance of a local business, on 5/16/20 we purchased an 8" X 8" Brick with the following: To remember those Who gave their life For our Freedom LRD & AFTAC LEST WE FORGET Colorado Alumni