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Printing department gave one-day service



When I was named noncommissioned officer is charge (NCOIC) of Headquarters’ Western Air Force (WESTAF) Printing Department at Travis Air Force Base, California in 1956, we not only gave one-day service, you could wait for a rush job.

During wartime we were open 24/7.

Our command stretched from the Mississippi River to our base in the Far East. All our bases had a small reproduction center, and if they could not handle a job, it was sent to us by plane.

We printed the job and returned the work by one of our planes that flew to all bases every day.

I also had a room set up to destroy old, classified material.

In my 27-year career, I know of no other base that gave one-day service. My headquarters loved it.

Contributing writer Everett Vanover lives in Fairfield, Calif.



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