An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers

NWSA Lone Star Chapter



President           Curtis Arnond

Sec/Treasurer    Jim Maxwell



Chapter News

Source: Aerograph August 2022

Shipmates, it is with regret that I inform the Association that as of July 15, 2022 this 
Chapter has closed it's doors.  Their were several contributing factors to this end, 
among them the Covid Pandemic, travel distances in this state, loss of member due
to loss of interest, age contributing to inability to drive or travel at all.  It has been a 
good run, beginning in 2008.  Like all good things they eventually come to an end.

A few parting notes, Charlie Jordan out in Abilene is doing alot better, I received an
E-mail from Anne yesterday he is doing well in Cardio Rehab. He had a sensor to
monitor fluid buildup around the heart installed last week.  I'm sure Charlie would 
like to hear from you if you so desire.  Cards or E-mail may be sent to the following:


Cards:      3464 Chimney Rock Rd
                 Abilene, Tx  79606-4138

When Charlie is ready to have some company, and it gets cooler here in Texas, 
Suzanne and I will be traveling out there to see Charlie and Anne. Will keep ya'll
updated as information becomes available.

Speaking of Suzanne, she just went through DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)
surgery on July 8th to insert electrode's and wiring/leads then on the 18th, the wires
were extended from the electrode's under the skin down the neck where an impulse
generator was installed. On Aug 16th, Suzanne will have this device programmed.
All of this in response to worsening of her ongoing Parkinson's 

Have not heard from anyone else since our last meeting in June. That's about it
from here. Thank you to all of you out there who have helped and supported us
over the last 14 years. Hope you all are well and life is good.  

Jim Maxwell 

Source: Aerograph May 2022

It has been quite sometime since the Association has heard from us over here in North Texas. Since the Covid Pandemic started we have not been active, nor have we seen one another. So not much has been going on with this Chapter. Our last meeting was in late 2019, and we only had 4 members and 2 spouses show up. That has pretty much been the norm for the few meetings. Hopefully, we will get a lunch meeting in the next several weeks and I am sure that one of the items on the agenda will be “shuttering” the Lone Star Chapter.

The Lone Star Chapter lost one of its founder’s and mainstays when AGCM Harry Hale passes away on February 11, 2022 in Boulder City, Nevada at the age of 82. Harry and Jeanie Hale had just moved around Thanksgiving 2021 from there home in O’Donnell, Texas in the southern Panhandle near Lubbock to live with one of their sons in Boulder City. Harry died of Prostate Cancer. There will be a graveside service and burial at the O’Donnell Cemetery on May 7th at 10 AM.

was an active member of our association having served several years as our Historian.  Harry very seldom missed one of our meeting/lunch’s here in DFW. He and Jeanie would jump in the car and drive 310 miles from O’Donnell to DFW and then turn around and drive home. That made for a long 9 to 10 hour drive. Harry was a great AG, leader and shipmate and he will be missed by his family, friends, shipmates, and by all those fortunate enough to know him. 

Fair winds and following seas, Master Chief.   

AGCS Jim Maxwell

Note: My Wife Suzanne and I will be attending the Service on May 7th.

Source: Aerograph August 2019

Not much has been going on with the Lone Star Chapter. Summer hasn’t been too bad this time around. Normal summertime temperatures are a welcome relief for us. Haven’t had a 100    Degree day yet this summer either.

Jim and Lolis Steinbeck, down Houston way, report that Lolis has retired after 32+ years with Continental and United Airlines. Lolis is wondering how she had time for a job with all the other activities now. A Farewell party is planned.  Jim continues to deal with his fight with Mohs Procedure skin cancer surgeries about every other month. He’s had 10+ surgeries completed already and will continue to have more. So far, he stays on it and has been able to catch it early.  Jim’s son is a Master Chief with 27 years of service. He continues to travel the world inspecting Aviation Maintenance programs. He’s planning on staying more than 30 years. Two of his four kids (Jim Grandson and Granddaughter have also gone into the Navy. Both have both graduated from Aircrew School and AW training. Andrea graduated with honors and is now stationed in Gitmo, while Jose has moved to a Squadron in San Diego.  Jim and Lolis have attended all the graduation ceremonies of both grand children from Boot to present.

May and June have been active, medical wise, for Jim and Suzanne Maxwell since returning from the Reunion in California. Jim has had cataracts removed from both eyes, and had Cervical surgery (4 levels) on his neck. All went well, but still in PT.  Suzanne has been in PT continuously since January for her shoulder and has been forced to discontinue her Gym workouts and her Boxing training for her Parkinson’s. She’s not a happy camper!  She will be going in for Shoulder surgery on August 7th with more PT to follow!

Haven’t heard anything from Harry and Jeanie Hale, Charlie and Anne Jordan since before the Reunion!  That’s about it from here. Hope all is going well for each and every one you and your families!

Submitted by Jim Maxwell, Sec/Treas.