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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Here is the news video from Misawa. http://www.dvidshub.net/video/149808/military-folk-singer-short-package#.UAwt6o5OT8s

Many Thanks to SN Lisa Reese for putting this together. She toted that camera and tripod around for 3 days to get all the footage.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Misawa AB, Japan

Capt "Smack" Balzhiser
and Dick share stories
We are here and enjoying all the activities that our hosts have scheduled for us. As I write this it is Friday, 13 July in Misawa. Dick's show for the squadrons is open to the entire base and starts a 1800 this evening.
 
BJ sporting her NAU T-Shirt
and enjoying the show
Tuesday Smack took us to the range -- Dick's request -- and we got to watch both US and Japanese pilots practice their skills. 
Gunnery Practice Ripsaw Range
now Draughon Range

Yesterday, Thursday 12 July, Dick did a video interview with AFN. Watch for it on YouTube. They also let him sing songs and tell stories on the AM Radio station here.


Both squadrons of the 35th FW have gone out of their way to make certain our visit has been great. They even pressed their wives into service to take us shopping at a local mall.
Enjoying the sunshine at Draughon Range    

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Heading for Misawa AFB Japan. Dick has been invited by the 35th Fighter Wing to do a show for the Panther Pack and the Fighting Samurai on 13 July. He has been working with the squadrons since early this year and our schedules finally came together so that he could perform for both squadrons.

Thanks to Capt. Balzhiser "Smack" for taking the helm as POC to make the event run smoothly.

It also looks like Dick will be interviewed by the AFN while at Misawa. He was interviewed by AFN in 1968. The  differences should be interesting.

More to follow when we return state side.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

18 May 2012
Dick & The Cool Water Band performed for the River Rats Friday Night Hanger Party at Luke AFB. SWAT lets Dick have some cockpit time before the show.