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Memories of Youth

mvc-014s.jpgMVC-024S.JPGMVC-760F.JPGMVC-763F.JPG060803 Last Flt 7773 FIG 052.jpgGen. Weller,

 

Sorry I missed your retirement gathering.¬† I wish you the best in whatever you pursue in the future, and take the time to finally relax.¬† I found a few photos from your early years with the unit (hope they bring back a memory or two of the “Good O’l Days”.

 

Author Name:
CMSgt.(ret) Dave Becker

MG Eric Weller

Eric,

Congratulations on your retirement. I’ll always¬†think of you as an Airman’s Airman!

Enjoy your retirement and remember us ECS back enders.

Best regards,

Bill Arnold

ECS and Mechanicsburg,Pa

Author Name:
Bill Arnold

Happy retirement

Sir, I wish you well in retirement! I look back fondly of your addressing the Wing CC in the “blue” room at Middletown. ¬†One CC in particular I will never forget when you expressed your zero tolerance for illegal drug use, you told us if any of our p-tests came back “hot” you would “kick your butt so far out the front gate you’d never find our way back”. That, Sir, was a just one of many proud moments I recall from serving during your command! ¬†I was a training manager for the maintenance group then moved to the 211th until 2014. I last worked for the counter drug joint task force for a while- so pleased to have had the opportunity to be a part of the mighty 193rd.

I am now working as a claims specialist for Social Security. Learning the laws before I turn 62 in just three years. Then I will be looking for a sweet retirement home with others of my age group.

Again, thank you for your leadership!

Cheryll Gen MSgt, not yet retired, but no longer drilling. ūüáļūüáł‚ėģūüéČ‚úąÔłŹ

Author Name:
Cheryll gen

Congrats General Weller

Gen Weller,

Just wanted to congratulate you on your retirement. I wish you many years of enjoyment, and  good health as you embark on your next chapter. I personally thought you were one of the best Commanders in the long history of the 193rd SOW, b/c you cared about the people under your command and their families. Obviously you went on to a bigger and better career path, and I just wanted to thank you for all you have done.

Best regards,

Kim

Author Name:
Kim Etzel

Congratulations

Eric,

Sorry I missed your retirement ceremony, but was out of town at the time. Congratulations on your retirement and best wishes as you enter the next chapter of your life. Thank you for your dedication and service, it was an honor  and privilege to work with you and serve under your leadership.

Good luck in whatever you choose to do

Author Name:
Jon Cole (CMSgt. ret.)

Congratulations!

Gen Weller,

I was sorry to miss your retirement ceremony Рone of our nurses retired the same afternoon.  It was an honor to serve under your command at the 193rd Рyour support of the Medical Group has always been appreciated!  Enjoy your retirement Рwell deserved!

Lt Col Julie Carpenter, 193 SOMDG

Author Name:
Julie Carpenter

Leadership

My heartfelt congratulations on your retirement and the culmination of a great career that inspired many.  At the worst time in my career, you provided the leadership I needed, and so many of us needed in the MXG and the Wing.  You were an honest broker, who we felt we could trust, and trust in you we did.

I am eternally grateful for your support, mentorship and leadership. ¬†You are the best boss, commander,¬†¬†leader I’ve ever had the¬†pleasure¬†to serve with.

Thank-you, General Weller.  May God keep and protect you and bless you in retirement.  Nobody I know deserves it more than you

Brian

Author Name:
BRIAN LEAKWAY

Fond Memories

Sir:

Sorry I couldn’t attend your retirement ceremony, however, I was thinking about you and the times we had together. ¬†I remember the first time I met you. ¬†It was in Kuwait, your bunk was next to mine. ¬†You were laying there with the biggest black eye! ¬†I ask Scott Keener, what happened? ¬†Oh, he answered, just playing a little basketball.

You were my DETCO in Ramstein for Allied Force and in Enduring Freedom. ¬†You were the best damn DETCO a First Sergeant could ever work for. ¬†Enjoy yourself in retirement, go fishing or golfing as much as you can and you can be proud of your accomplishments. ¬†God Bless you and I’ll see you on the other side.

Author Name:
Msgt Roger G Helmers, First Seregeant, USAF (Ret)

Best wishes!

Gen Weller,

Wishing you the very best in your future endeavors. Sorry, I missed your retirement. I am away, in the service of Uncle Sam.

Thank you for all you have done. You are a true leader!!

Author Name:
Mat Verghese
Congratulations from Mike Kelly

Congratulations from Mike Kelly

Hi Eric,

Just wanted to say how great it has been knowing you all these years. I started in 1980 and you started at the unit in 1981. I remember you coming through to get your helmet and mask fitted. Wow, were we ever young then!

As the years past we grew up together at the unit. We shared many cups of coffee and yes evil cigarettes out in the smoke shack. Not to mention all the fun we had at Wet Drill Training! Do you recall all the times we dunked you? LOL.

I can’t recall how many trips we went on together but it was a lot. All good memories.

Then you became the Squadron Commander! Wow, one of the few people who was not a pilot.¬†Just before I retired you made Ops Group Commander and we knew you were going to rise to the very top one day. I remember being at an Association meeting and hearing you had become the “Wing King”. I know I speak for many when I say we were really happy for you.

To myself and many others it was no surprise to hear you had made Major General!

You earned the respect of everyone who got to know you. You kept a sense of humor along the way and set an example for everyone with your work ethic. Your outstanding support of the 193rd Association was and is greatly appreciated. You are simply one of the best human beings I have ever known!

Now that you spent all those years keeping your nose to the grindstone, pulled your hair out and worked your buns off – take what few body parts you have left and enjoy your new life!

Wet Drill 2

Thanks to Matt Marshall for finding these pictures!

Author Name:
Mike Kelly