When I joined the Air Force in 1966, I had to go to basic training in Amarillo due to a meningitis outbreak in San Antonio, When I finished basic, I went though advanced training at you guessed it, a mile down the road at Amarillo AFB. When I finished advanced training my first assignment was at Reese AFB outside of Lubbock, 75 miles down the road. It was a relief to get an assignment to Nam in 1969 and get the phuck out of the Texas panhandle. They made up for it. I spent 13 out of my last 14 years in the Colorado Springs area.