Sunday Oct 7, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 87111
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N.M. author Joseph T. Page II, former Air Force space and missile officer, talks about and sign his latest non-fiction effort Kirtland Air Force Base.
FORMER AIR FORCE OFFICER PRESENTS BOOK ON KIRTLAND BASE 3:00 PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, AT PAGE ONE
New Mexico author Joseph T. Page II, former Air Force space and missile officer, will be at Page One Books 3:00 pm Sunday, October 7, to talk about and sign his latest non-fiction effort, "Kirtland Air Force Base."
The book is described as such: "In late 1939, the US Army leased from the City of Albuquerque 2,000 acres adjacent to the municipal airport to house a small Air Corps detachment servicing transient Army and Navy aircraft. From these humble beginnings, construction began on Albuquerque Army Air Base on January 7, 1941. Starting as a B-17 training base in the months prior to World War II, the airfield would contain a bombardier school, glider replacement center, and four-engine transition school. On February 25, 1942, at the special request of Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold, Albuquerque Army Air Base was renamed after Col. Roy C. Kirtland, one of the early Army aviation pioneers. Today, Kirtland Air Force Base has evolved into a military base different in many respects from its predecessor installations -- Oxnard Field, Sandia Base, and Manzano Base. The base's presence is significant to Albuquerque's economic and social life, as well as housing several of the nation's most important defense research and development organizations."
Page II is an amateur space historian, and former Air Force space and missile officer who grew up at White Sands Missile Range, the "Birthplace of America's Missile and Space Activity." He holds a bachelor's of science degree in engineering technology from New Mexico State University, and a master's of science in space studies from American Military University. His other books include "New Mexico Space Trail," "Space Launch Complex 10," "Vandenberg Air Force Base," and "White Sands National Monument." After spending tours of duty in California, North Dakota and Afghanistan, Joe and his family settled in southern New Mexico.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Page II event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.
Page II's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/josephtpageii