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Former Pilots, Dignitaries and South Bay Historical Society Members Join in Ream Field Centennial Celebration Last Friday!

Oct 09, 2018 03:06PM ● By Paul Spear

Former Pilots, Members of the South Bay Historical Society and other local dignitaries gathered for Ream Fields 100 year anniversary last Friday, October 5th! 

 IMPERIAL BEACH, CA, UNITED STATES

10.05.2018

Photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Rolfe Naval Base Coronado  

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif.- (October 5, 2018) Members of the National Helicopter Association take a group photo with Naval Base Coronado (NBC) Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy J. Slentz, left, and NBC Executive Officer Capt. John W. DePree, back row right, after the Ream Field centennial ceremony held at Naval Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Imperial Beach (IB) Oct. 5, 2018. NOLF IB is part of NBC’s consortium of eight Naval installations stretching from San Clemente Island, located 70 miles west of San Diego, to the La Posta Warfare Training Facility, located 60 miles east of San Diego. The bases’ mission is to support and train America’s heroes. (U.S. Navy photo by Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Joseph Rolfe)

Members of local historical societies gathering at Naval Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Imperial Beach (IB), home to Ream Field, to commemorate 100 years of military flights at the airfield Oct. 5, 2018. Veterans and members of local historical societies onboard NOLF IB were given a tour of the MH-60R Seahawk parked at Ream Field by Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Four One (HSM-41). HSM-41 is stationed at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) and use NOLF IB for 95 percent of their flight operations. NASNI and NOLF IB are part of Naval Base Coronado’s consortium of eight Naval installations stretching from San Clemente Island, located 70 miles west of San Diego, to the La Posta Warfare Training Facility, located 60 miles east of San Diego. The bases’ mission is to support and train America’s heroes. (U.S. Navy photo by Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Joseph Rolfe)

City of Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina, left, and Naval Base Coronado (NBC) Commanding 

Officer Capt. Timothy J. Slentz, right, after the Ream Field centennial ceremony held onboard Naval Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Imperial Beach (IB) Oct. 5, 2018. NOLF IB is part of NBC’s consortium of eight Naval installations stretching from San Clemente Island, located 70 miles west of San Diego, to the La Posta Warfare Training Facility, located 60 miles east of San Diego. The bases’ mission is to support and train America’s heroes. (U.S. Navy photo by Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Joseph Rolfe)






City of Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina, right, introducing U.S. Navy Veteran Abram Dominguez, left, prior to reading his proclamation at Naval Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Imperial Beach (IB), home to Ream Field, commemorating 100 years of military flights at the airfield observed Oct. 5, 2018. NOLF IB is part of Naval Base Coronado’s consortium of eight Naval installations stretching from San Clemente Island, located 70 miles west of San Diego, to the La Posta Warfare Training Facility, located 60 miles east of San Diego. The bases’ mission is to support and train America’s heroes. (U.S. Navy photo by Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Joseph Rolfe) 

Executive Officer Capt. John W. DePree, right, NBC Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy J. Slentz, 

center right, and City of Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina, left, recognize U.S. Navy Veteran Abram Dominguez, center left, for his service with Helicopter Squadron 4 at Ream Field in the mid 1960’s. Members of local historical societies gathered at Naval Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Imperial Beach (IB), home to Ream Field, to commemorate 100 years of military flights at the airfield during a ceremony Oct. 5, 2018. NOLF IB is part of NBC’s consortium of eight Naval installations stretching from San Clemente Island, located 70 miles west of San Diego, to the La Posta Warfare Training Facility, located 60 miles east of San Diego. The bases’ mission is to support and train America’s heroes. (U.S. Navy photo by Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Joseph Rolfe)

 U.S. Navy Veteran Abram Dominguez, center, and Naval Base Coronado (NBC) Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy J. Slentz, right, greet City of Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina, left, at Naval Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Imperial Beach (IB), home to Ream Field, to commemorate 100 years of military flights at the airfield during a ceremony Oct. 5, 2018. NOLF IB is part of NBC’s consortium of eight Naval installations stretching from San Clemente Island, located 70 miles west of San Diego, to the La Posta Warfare Training Facility, located 60 miles east of San Diego. The bases’ mission is to support and train America’s heroes. (U.S. Navy photo by Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Joseph Rolfe)



The U.S. Army Maj. William Roy Ream memorial plaque located at the air traffic control facility 

entrance onboard Naval Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Imperial Beach (IB). The site is home to Ream Field and was commemorated during a ceremony which observed 100 years of military flights at the airfield Oct. 5, 2018. Maj. Ream was the first flying surgeon of the U.S. Army and the first flight surgeon killed in an aircraft accident. The helicopter squadrons stationed at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) use Ream Field at NOLF IB for 95 percent of their flight operations. NASNI and NOLF IB are branches of Naval Base Coronado’s consortium of eight Naval installations stretching from San Clemente Island, located 70 miles west of San Diego, to the La Posta Warfare Training Facility, located 60 miles east of San Diego. The bases’ mission is to support and train America’s heroes. (U.S. Navy photo by Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Joseph Rolfe)


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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 

 


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