Revised 9/14/2011 Colonel Austin O. Davis II, Change of Command Ceremony, 62nd Fighter Intercept Squadron (ADC) K I Sawyer AFB, Michigan with Major General Frederick R. Terrell, 30th Air Division, Truax Field, Wisconsin, Colonel Amos E. Waage, Relinquishing Command


REVISED ON 9/14/2011
I have added to this blog, as I have learned little things along the way you will see that the photos that have captions close to photograph is the newest addition.
Revised 9/14/2011 Colonel Austin O. Davis II, Change of Command  Ceremony, 62nd Fighter Intercept Squadron (ADC) K I Sawyer AFB, Michigan with Major General Frederick R. Terrell, 30th Air Division, Truax Field, Wisconsin, Colonel Amos E. Waage, Relinquishing Command

The photo above is the official Change of Command that took place on 16 December 1965 when Lt. Colonel Austin O. Davis II took command of the 62nd Fighter Intercept Squadron (ADC) at KI Sawyer Air Force Base,  Michigan (since closed).

The photo below shows Major General Frederick R. Terrell, Commander 30th Air Division, Truax Field, Wisconsin, saluting Lt. Col. Davis as he assumes Command from Colonel Amos E. Waage who is relinquishing Command of the 62nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron (ADC) at KI Sawyer.
Below shows 30 November 1965 ceremony as Major General Frederick R. Terrell, pins Legion of Merit Award on Colonel Amos E. Waage upon his relinquishing Command of 62nd Ftr Intcp Sq (ADC) to Colonel Davis.

The following three pages are the program for the Changing of Command itinerary, showing the ceremony in detail. Col. Davis had approximately nine scrapbooks of photos, programs and letters from Generals to Ambassadors. I will list the name of hundreds of men that served with the Colonel Davis through the years.

The photo below shows the opening of the Change of Command Ceremony, 62nd Ftr Intcp Sq (ADC) being held in the #1 Hanger at S I Sawyer AFB, Michigan.

These servicemen were award the Air Force Commendation Medal at the ceremony beginning from far left MSgt Norman L. Johnson, MSgt Charles E. Schmidt Jr., TSgt David D. Schumacher, SSgt James C. Albritton, SSgt Ronald D. Carruthers, A1C Reuben H. Sailar, A1C Jesus Salazar and A2C Arthur J. Podvin
The photo below taken 30 November 1965-change of Command Ceremony.Far left General Terrell pinning Legion of Merit Award on Colonel Amoes E. Waage and personnel receiving AF Commendation Medal ( Major William W. Locke Jr., Major Keith E. DeFrancesco, Captain Wesley E. Abbey, Captain Harold W. Bingaman, Captain Patrick L. Garvin, Captain Davis E. Lebby, Captain James H. Lien and Captain Larry R. Livingston
Image below is a closeup of the above

Below we see Major General Terrell receiving Major and Mrs Calvin J. Kadous at the Change of Command buffet receiving line.

Below is the Change of Command Buffet Receiving Line. Mrs Austin O. Davis (Libbey), Lt Colonel Austin O. Davis and Mrs Amos E. Waage (Phyllis) receiving Major Calvin J. Kadous

Change of Command Buffet, Officers’ Open Mess, K I Sawyer AFB, Michigan – Major General Frederick R. Terrell, Colonel Amos E. Waage, Lt. Colonel Austin O. Davis

Photo below taken on 30 Nov 1965 Change of Command Buffet shows  Lt. Colonel and Mrs Austin O. Davis (Libbey) Colonel and Mrs Amos E. Waage (Phyllis)
Closeup of the above image.
All the the notebooks were covered with these colorful flight maps..

10 December 1965 We see a check for $10 being presented by Lt. Colonel Davis to CMSgt Malcolm Breeze for Suggestion adopted by K I Sawyer for placement of a shelter over entrance to Commissary

Photo below was taken on 20 December 1965 at Completion of 15,000 hours of safe flying time during Calendar Years 1964 and 1965. Lt Col Davis, Maj Locke, Capt Caldwell 62nd FIS, K I Sawyer AFB, Michigan (ADC)

Following photo taken on 14 March 1966 on the Retirement Ceremony of Technical Sergeant and Mrs Clarence E. Smith (Mary)

Below is the 29 March 1966 Retirement Ceremony of Technical Sergeant Thaddeous K. Stasiewicz and shows Lt Colonel Davis presenting the Announcement and Certificate of Retirement
We see in the following photo taken on 17 March 1966, the ceremony where Lt Col Davis is presenting Air Force Commendation Medal to SSgt Obie Goins for service while NCO of Maintenance Supply Liaison Section
In this image taken on 17 March 1966 Lt Col Davis presenting Air Force Commendation Medal to SSgt Prentis O. Wiles for service while OIC of Maintenance Supply Liaison Section
THE FOLLOWING PHOTO WERE POSTED ON 9/14/2011
March 17, 1966 Presentation of AF Commendation Medals to Sgts Goins and Wiles, Lt. Col.  Davis, Sgt Goins, Sgt. Wiles and Lt Maxey, Supply Liaison Officer
Farewell briefing by Major General Terrell March 25, 1966
Farewell briefing by Major General Terrell, March 25, 1966 Lt. Col Davis, Major Locke, Gen Terrell, Cap Lein, Capt Krosgeng
Briefing of 62nd wives by Lt. Povilus, April 19, 1966 (Officers)
Briefing of 62nd wives, April 19, 1966, Mrs Betty Dyle, Mrs Barney Brunner, Mrs Peg Smith, Mrs Lib Davis, Mrs Mary Sianis, Mrs Dee Obus, Mrs Carolyn Metcalf
Briefing of 62nd wives, April 19, 1966, Mrs Carolyn Metcalf with model of jet
Retirement Ceremony, SSgt Louis Hope, April 30, 1966, Col Davis, SSgt Hope, Mrs Hope
Retirement Ceremony, SSgt Louis Hope, April 30, 1966, Col Davis, SSgt Hope (Put in hospital that afternoon – actually retired from 62nd on August 15, 1966)
62nd NCO and Airman’s wives Briefing, May 18, 1966 by Lt. Povilus
Closeup  62nd NCO and Airman’s wives Briefing, May 18, 1966
June 1, 1966 Retirement Ceremony SMSgt Audley Gibson, Lt. Col. Davis, Sgt Gibson
June 1, 1966 Retirement Ceremony SMSgt Audley Gibson, Lt. Col. Davis, SMS Gibson and Mrs. Gibson and family
June 1, 1966 Retirement Ceremony SMSgt Audley Gibson, Lt. Col. Davis, SMS Gibson and Mrs. Gibson
Presentation of AF Commendation Medal 3 June 1966, Lt Col Davis – Lt Colonel Pribil, Commander, Det 1, 62FIS
Armed Forces Day 22 May 1966, Photographs courtesy of Donna Grace Bain
Armed Forces Day 22 May 1966, Photographs courtesy of Donna Grace Bain
Zero Defects Presentation of Commander’s Call 29 June 1966, A2C Rehfield, A1C Lullo, Lt Col Maguire, SSgt Sailer, SSgt Engelkamp
17 March 1966 Lt Col Davis presenting Air Force Commendation Medal to  SSgt Prentis O. Wiles for service while OIC Maintenance Supply Liaison Section
Retirement Ceremony 29 June 1966 Major Locke
Retirement Ceremony 29 June 1966 Lt Col Maguire Major Locke
Retirement Ceremony 29 June 1966  Major Locke, with members of 62nd FIS, KI Sawyer
Close-up of Retirement Ceremony 29 June 1966 Major Locke, with members of 62nd FIS, KI Sawyer
Retirement Ceremony CMSgt Oliver C. Burkholder, July 29, 1966, Lt Col Davis with CMSgt Burkholder
Retirement Ceremony MSgt Leo E. Houle, 29 July 1966, Lt. Col Davis, Houle Family
Retirement Ceremony MSgt Leo E. Houle, 29 July 1966, Lt. Col Davis with MSgt Houle
Retirement Ceremony were for all these on 29 July 1966, Major Farry, CMSgt Burkholder, MSgt Leo E. Houle
Presentation of Combat Readiness Medal 29 July 1966, Captain Bordeaux and Lt Col Davis
Retirement Ceremony, Major Farry, 29 July 1966, Major Farry – Lt Col Davis ( Presentation of AF Commendation Medal)
Retirement Ceremony Major Farry with Lt. Col Davis, 29 July 1966, Presentation of Announcement of Retirement
Retirement Ceremony Major Farry with Lt. Col Davis, 29 July 1966, Presentation of Retirement Certificate
Retirement Ceremony Major Farry with Family. Anna Margaret and Jody
Presentation of Air Force Commendation Medal 9 August 1966, Sgt Wempe, Lt Col Maguire, SSgt Williams, Lt Malik
Presentation of Air Force Commendation Medal, September 1966, Lt Col Davis, SSgt Koontz
Presentation of Air Force Commendation Medal, September 1966, Lt Col Davis congratulates SSgt Koontz
Presentation of Combat Readiness Medals, October 1966, Capt Neale, Capt Daffin, Lt. Col Davis pins medal
Congratulations to Capt Daffin for receiving the Combat Readiness Medal Capt Daffin shakes hands with Col.Davis
Presentation of ATC Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in FTD Course December 1966, Lt. Col. Davis, MSgt Antley
Presentation of Air Force Commendation Medal December 1966, Lt. Col. Davis and MSgt Bleckler
Presentation of Air Force Commendation Medal December 1966, Lt. Col. Davis and Sgt Choate
Presentation of Air Force Commendation Medal December 1966, Lt. Col. Davis pins medal on Sgt Choate
Arrival of Major General Thomas K. McGehee, Commander, 10th Air Force, Richards Gebaur AFB, Mo – 14 December 1966
Greeting General McGehee, 14 December 1966
Greeting General McGehee, 14 December 1966
14 December 1966 Visit of Maj Gen Thomas K. McGehee, Commander 10th Air Force, Richards – Gebaur AFB, Mo Lt Col Davis with Gen McGehee
14 December 1966 Visit of Maj Gen Thomas K. McGehee, Commander 10th Air Force, Richards – Gebaur AFB, Mo Lt Col Davis with Gen McGehee  closeup of patches on Generals flight jacket

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7 Responses to Revised 9/14/2011 Colonel Austin O. Davis II, Change of Command Ceremony, 62nd Fighter Intercept Squadron (ADC) K I Sawyer AFB, Michigan with Major General Frederick R. Terrell, 30th Air Division, Truax Field, Wisconsin, Colonel Amos E. Waage, Relinquishing Command

  1. robrnar says:

    You are welcome.Colonel Davis kept many photos of his time in Air Force. I am hoping to donate the entire collection to an organization that will do what I have done. Most just say there are 1.2 linear feet, etc.. I hope to post more, but my problem is I have collected for 30 historical documents and as you get older it becomes overwhelming. It is nice to surprises people about their relation. I cannot tell you the expression of gratitude I receive as yours. As I never served it is just my way of thanking so many for their sacrifice. No reply necessary.

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  2. C.Waage says:

    The Amos and Phyllis Waage in this series were my grandparents. Thank you for posting these pictures. It is wonderful to see them in their younger years.

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  3. robrnar says:

    Colonel Davis seemed to have been an honorable man as were the men from that era. Somehow I see a different military today. In the past they were strong and resolute and did their jobs and the military instilled a moral and ethical character of the one’s that lacked that attribute and they were transformed. When they completed their tour, they found work on their own; they excel in whatever job they did and for the most part were honorable.

    Today they seem softer, lacking a strong of character and other then the ones that were legitimately injured; they all seem to jump at the opportunity to get on some kind of entitlement or disability. Never have we seen so many with mental problems real or deceptive to receive disability, and most have no shame and are proud to be on disability. We have a generation that lack moral, ethical and honorable character and feel they are owned because, “I went to the military” and I am entitled. Just my observation.

    Here is an example:
    A number of top level managers at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. remain employed in their positions or in other positions within the Veterans Administration despite an Office of Special Counsel report from 2013 that implicated each in criminal wrongdoing, The Daily Caller has learned.
    A 22-page letter from Office of Special Counsel (OSC) investigator Carolyn Lerner from September 13, 2013 implicated several members in the criminal wrongdoing: Joe Battle, the director of the Sonny Montgomery Medical Center; Dr. Kent Kirchner, the chief operating officer; Dr. James Lockyer, the head of Primary Care; and Dorothy White-Taylor, the former associate director of patient care. The letter, addressed to President Barack Obama, also implicated Dr. Gregg Parker, the chief medical officer for Veteran Integration Services Network 16, which oversees a basket of hospitals including the Sonny Montgomery Medical Center.
    The report stated that many of the problems stemmed from the hospital’s reliance on nurse practitioners at the expense of doctors, largely at the behest of Dorothy White-Taylor.
    According to the report, there were “numerous issues regarding patient safety, provision of services, and certification of medical providers.” Specifically, Drs. Kirchner and Lockyer were implicated in the report for prescribing medication to patients they didn’t treat.
    “Dr. Kirchner and Dr. Lockyer commonly signed the form [to prescribe narcotics] as the certifying physician even though providing patient care was never a part of their duties.”
    The report also implicated Battle and Dr. Parker for pressuring doctors at the Sonny Montgomery Medical Center to sign a collaborative agreement with nurse practitioners (NPs), even though the doctors weren’t in a position to supervise the NPs, and could be subject to malpractice suits if the NPs committed a medical error. According to the report, when some doctors resisted signing these collaborative agreements, Battle and Dr. Parker threatened to withhold part of their paychecks.
    Additionally, the report cited a series of emails from Dorothy “Dot” Taylor-White to medical staff encouraging doctors to sign off for narcotics prescriptions for patients seen by NPs, a criminal act according to one of the whistleblowers, Dr. Phyllis Hollenbeck. The report further stated that Taylor’s power and clout in the hospital caused doctors to be fearful of reporting this misdeeds.
    “Dr. Hollenbeck further stated physicians were ignored when they raised concerns about NPs practicing as [licensed independent practitioners] LIPs, because NPs and Ms. White-Taylor had significant power in the facility, such that physicians feared retaliation,” the report reads.
    The problems at the Sonny Montgomery Medical Center have been the subject of two House Veteran Affairs Committee (HVAC) hearings, in September and November 2013, along with the OSC report. Despite all this oversight, no one has been held to account, said whistleblowers Dr. Hollenbeck and Erik Heaton, a military veteran who served for more than 40 years.
    Battle continues to be the director of the Sonny Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Lockyer was transferred to the Mountain Home, Tennessee VA Medical Center, where he is currently a physician. Dr. Parker continues to be the chief medical officer of the region. Only Dot Taylor is no longer with the VA system.
    Taylor was arrested on drug charges in early 2012, before the events in the OSC report, only to have those charges dropped in March 2013. Taylor was working in a managerial role at the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) regional office until she retired on March 7, 2014, and her final salary was $163,574, according to VISN 16 public affairs officer Benita McClellan .
    A phone call and email to the media department at the VA wasn’t returned, and an email to VA Secretary General Eric Shinseki was also not answered.
    In the September 2013 HVAC hearing, VISN 16 Director Rica Lewis-Payton, who oversees the Sonny Montgomery Medical Center, defended the region and stressed that accountability was a priority.
    “Be assured that we have thoroughly investigated various allegations,” Lewis-Payton said. “We know that a number of issues have been raised about this center, and we take those concerns seriously. We work aggressively to identify and correct any errors, and we are adopting a series of significant reforms to improve the center. When appropriate to do so, we hold people accountable

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/19/drugs-corruption-go-unpunished-in-mississippi-va-center/#ixzz2wVsYK7bR

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  4. Philip William Moyer, Sergeant says:

    My name is Philip W Moyer, I served under Colonel Davis in the 32nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Soesterberg Air Base, the Netherlands in 1969-1970. I worked upstairs from Colonel Davis’s Office in CBPO-Personal Affairs. It was an honor to serve under Colonel Davis.

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  5. Dave says:

    Austin O. Davis was my father. I am his oldest son. I recognize many of the places in the pictures, though none of the people. My brother, Kenny was a doctor for 20 years in the Air Force and retired as a colonel. I served in the Army for about 15 years, and left as a major. Mother lives in San Antonio with my brother. My wife and I live in Tallahassee. We have 10 children, Most live in Florida, but I have a son who lives in Augusta, Ga, a daughter in California, and another daughter in the Peace Corps in Thailand. Dave Davis

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  6. Preach it my brother.

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  7. PAM JONES says:

    I WAS LOOKING FOR MY GREAT GRANDFATHER AUSTIN O DAVIS AND CAME ACROSS YOUR PAGE. THIS AUSTIN IS MY UNCLE. HE AND HIS FAMILY RETIRED TO THE TALLAHASSEE AREA MANY YEARS AGO. UNCLE AUSTIN HAD A BROTHER, MY FATHER, KENNETH REED DAVIS, WHOM AUSTIN’S SON WAS NAMED AFTER, AND WHO ALSO SERVED IN THE US AIRFORCE, AS A FIGHTER PILOT. HE ALSO HAD ANOTHER SISTER, JOANNE DAVIS , WHO LIVES IN CALIFORNIA WITH HER FAMILY. MY FATHER LIVES IN GEORGIA. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE FAMILY PHOTOS OR SCRAPBOOK ENTRIES YOU MAY HAVE ON UNCLE AUSTIN AND HIS FAMILY. MY FATHER KEEPS IN TOUCH WITH COUSIN KENNY AND DAVID REGULARLY AND I AM SURE THEY WOULD LOVE TO SHARE IN THIS INFO ALSO. SINCERELY, PAMELA JO DAVIS JONES

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