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BC: Post-military makeover Get used to it, people! | This photo book was lovingly made by Shelley Schubert in honor of the retirement of her husband. November 2011

FC: INTEGRITY | LOYALTY | Edward Michael Schubert | HONOR

1: When Ed was in college, he heard about musician positions in the Air National Guard. It sounded like a good way to help him pay for his education, and have a little adventure too. So, off he went to basic training. As it turns out, it is one of the best things he ever did. Not only was he able to help finance his way through college, he was also able to travel, and got experience as a professional musician. The four years he spent in the ANG helped him to his current career path as an active duty Airman, and he has never regretted his decision. | Shelley and Ed Van Nuys ANG Base circa 1987

2: Basic Training 1986 | Lackland AFB San Antonio Texas | Day 21 BAD in Blue! | What have I gotten myself into here?

3: USAF Air National Guard 1986-1990 Channel Islands Air National Guard Base Port Hueneme California | 1987 Summer Duty | Comox Glacier, Vancouver, B.C. | Weekend Warrior | A1C Edward M. Schbert

4: eEEE | Expecting Miles! | Coast Guard Fleet Week 2009 | June 3, 1996

5: A special boy came into our lives, Parents we never thought to be.. Dedicated to each other and our new son's life, We are an Air Force family. | WPAFB Young Heroes Award 1998 | Olympic Torch Ceremony January 28,2002 | Miles wants to be an Airman like Daddy! | Verse by Shelley Schubert

6: AWARDS & DECS | Wright- Patterson Air Force Base Dayton, Ohio 1990-2000 | U.S. Air Force Achievement Medal for Meritorius Service 1990-1994 First Oak Leaf Cluster 1994-1998 Outstanding Airman of the Quarter 1992 Outstanding Airman of the Quarter 1999

7: Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 Tenant Unit NCO of the Quarter 2002 | Travis Air Force Base Fairfield, California 2000-2012 | Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Squadron Level 2005 USAF Band NCO of the Year Air Material Command Public Affairs (Base Level) 2005 USAF Band NCO of the Year United States Air Force Public Affairs (USAF Level) 2005 USAF Commendation Medal for Meritorius Service 1996 1st Oak Leaf Cluster- 2000 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster- 2004 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster- 2007 4th Oak Leaf Cluster- 2011

9: Tech Sergeant at Last! After many years of hard work, Ed was finally able to achieve the rank of Technical Sergeant. This is considered a "milestone" rank, and in true military tradition, he got punched in the arm... a lot... when he got his stripe. But he was so happy to get it, he didn't even care! | Warrior with a Horn... Around the same time as Ed was promoted, he started training for the next deployment of the band to the Middle East. He was very excited, and wanted to go very much. Unfortunately, the deployment team ended up only needing one trumpet player instead of two, and he was unable to actually make the trip. | The "stunt rank" before the actual stripe is presented | Pinning on the stripe | Newly "minted" Technical Sgt.

10: The AF Musician | I am an Air Force Bandsman, I serve my country with my horn. My dedication is endless, My loyalties are never torn. We Bandsmen take a lot of grief, Some just don't understand. The job we do is important too For morale in distant lands. As soldiers we fight with our music, A gun we do not wear. We bring a message of Patriotism We hope many people will share. I am an Air Force Bandsman, My uniform is blue. I'm proud to be of service, I'm a soldier through and through. | Poem by Shelley Schubert 2011

12: Tournament of Roses Parade United States Air Force Total Force Band 2003

14: The Price is Right 2002 The band was contacted to come and play on television to celebrate Armed Forces Week. Ed was part of the Ceremonial Band that was commissioned to go. They met the host, Bob Barker, and the lovely models from the show. Their performance was well received, and they stayed for the taping of the show.

15: The band was invited to attend a taping of the Jay Leno show while on a tour in the LA area. While they didn't perform on the show, they were treated very graciously by Mr. Leno and his staff, and had a great time. | The Jay Leno Show 2009

16: Interment Ceremony of | President Ronald Reagan

17: June 11. 2004 Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Simi Valley, California

18: One of the most important events in Ed's career was the interment ceremony for former President Ronald Reagan. The band was put "on alert" several weeks prior to Mr. Reagan's death, due to his failing health. Although the actual funeral was held in Washington D.C., Travis Air Force Base Band of the Golden West was tasked with playing for the ceremony where one of the most beloved Presidents | of our time was finally laid to rest. The ceremony, while solemn and sad, will forever be a highlight of his career in Ed's eyes, and he felt privileged to be a part of it.

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22: A Wonju Mascot | Rehearsal at Osan Air Base | Ed, Marcel Marchetti and Korean Performer | Wonju International Tattoo Wonju, South Korea 2008 | The Venue

23: Rehearsal for Tattoo | A fellow trumpet player | Forming the USAF Symbol | Ed and his "peeps" | Major Matt Henry Commander Pacific AF Band | On the field... | the final "push"

24: Hollywood Bowl July 2-4, 2010 Ed was honored to have been able to play a trumpet feature with two other exceptional USAFBGW members, Master Sgt. Brian Wood, and TSgt. John Ruff. Together with their own band and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, they played in front of thousands of live audience members and YouTube.com viewers. Not only was it memorable for the audience, it was a great memory for the musicians as well.

25: Air Material Command Rodeo 2009 | Las Vegas International Military Tattoo 2011 In it's first year of this annual event, Ed had several solos during his band's set, including a solo in a medley of Glenn Miller tunes. | AMC Rodeo is a competitive event that is considered the "Olympics" for pilots and their crews. Every few years crews from the AMC Commands converge on Washington State to compete, and the band is part of the opening ceremony.

26: My Dearest Husband, Almost twenty-three years ago, we thought we were embarking on the greatest adventure of our lives.... getting married. We were an Air Force couple for eight years, and in 1996, we became an Air Force family when we were blessed to have Miles join us. We have had many worthwhile and educational experiences that might not otherwise have been possible without your military career. You have grown so much as a man, a musician, a husband and as a father. You have much to be proud of, and Miles and I are both very proud of you as well. | November, 2011

27: Every military family has it's challenges, tragedies and triumphs, and ours is no exception. But without the support of our commanders, aid personnel, medical personnel, other military colleagues, friends and family, we would have had a much different life together. | Your Very Proud and Loving Wife, Shelley | We are blessed to have been a part of the United States Air Force and are sad to see our time here end. I have realized that life is a series of different adventures, and we will shortly be embarking on a new one. I pray that we continue to support and love each other, and know that no matter what happens, we will continue to have a wonderful, fulfilling life as a family unit. Thank you, Ed, for supporting us so well emotionally, financially and lovingly, and Miles and I are SO proud of your long and faithful service and all of your accomplishments as an Airman in the United States Air Force.

28: Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lakes, From the hills, From the sky, All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.

29: For your years of faithful service Technical Sergeant Edward Michael Schubert... | JOB WELL DONE! | Off we go into the wild blue yonder, Climbing high into the sun; Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!) Down we dive, spouting our flame from under, Off with one helluva roar! We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey! Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

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Michele Schubert
  • By: Michele S.
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About This Mixbook

  • Title: Military Retirement Book
  • This is a compilation of my husband's twenty-six years of military service in the United States Air Force, made as a gift for him on the occasion of his retirement. It includes highlights of his career, and pictures of our family along the way.
  • Tags: USAF, military, retirement
  • Published: about 5 years ago

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