Rantoul and Chanute Air Force Base (Images of America)
Rantoul and Chanute Air Force Base (Images of
Rantoul and the former Chanute Air Force Base are inseparably intertwined as primary players in a single historical narrative. Rantoul was first founded as an agriculturally based community in 1848 near an area known as Mink Grove. The settlement boomed with the coming of the Illinois Central Railroad in 1854; a railroad championed by the town’s namesake, Robert Rantoul Jr. Disaster followed in 1899 and again in 1901 with devastating fires. Then, in 1917, a U.S. Army flying field was built on the outskirts of Rantoul. Named after the aviation pioneer Octave Chanute, Chanute Field, later Chanute Air Force Base, became a premier technical training facility. A mutually beneficial relationship quickly developed between these civilian and military establishments that would last for over 75 years. Chanute Air Force Base closed in 1993, ushering in yet another new era for the village of Rantoul.
- Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
- ASIN: 0738583081
Chanute Air Force Base: 30 Years of Technical Training (Classic Reprint)
Chanute Air Force Base: 30 Years of Technical
Excerpt from Chanute Air Force Base: 30 Years of Technical Training For administrative efficiency in the operation of the school and the conduct of the various courses required, the school is organized into five (5) departments, each one of which will be discussed later in this booklet followed bv a brief account of the courses conducted. For administrative control over personnel, including stu dents, staff and instructors, the Group is organized into a Headquarters Squadron, five (5) Instructor Squadrons and fifteen (15) Student Squadrons to provide for the maximum student load. Insofar as practicable, students are assigned to squadrons homogeneous to the courses being pursued. The student's status and progress in school is monitored at the squadron level to pro vide for the maximum guidance and counseling to enable him to successfully complete his course. In the last analysis, the true test of whether or not the Technical School is accomplishing its mission is determined by the calibre of its product our graduates and how well they perform in the field. Chanute graduates of the past have established high standards of technical proficiency and good maintenance. For the future there is great pride and confidence that these traditions of past performance will be maintained without...
- ASIN: 0365888907
10 Weeks at Chanute: A Discovery in Ruins
10 Weeks at Chanute: A Discovery in
In 1992 an aimless young man decided to serve his country and joined the Air National Guard. To complete his training, he was sent to venerable Chanute Air Force Base in the flats of Illinois to learn how to turn wrenches on jet engines. It was a place brimming with history, a place he soon grew to love. Soon thereafter, Chanute closed its doors forever, becoming a modern ruin in the years that followed, taking the young man's heart with it. This humorous, witty and occasionally ribald memoir details the experience of one of the last Airmen to pass through the hallowed gates of Chanute Air Force Base, and how the experience haunts him to this very day.
- ASIN: B071FRXSVK
Home Comforts Laminated Poster Chanute Air Force Base, Hangar No. 1, Curtiss Street, Rantoul Vicinity, Champaign County, IL. (7. Vi Vivid Imagery Poster Print 24 x 36
Home Comforts Laminated Poster Chanute Air Force Base,
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- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Home Comforts
- ASIN: B07S2Y1N8S
Illinois - Chanute Air Force Base - Large Letter Scenes (12x18 Art Print, Wall Decor Travel Poster)
Illinois - Chanute Air Force Base - Large
This original high-quality art print from Lantern Press boasts sharp detail and vivid imagery of Illinois - Chanute Air Force Base - Large Letter Scenes (12x18 Art Print, Wall Decor Travel Poster). Printed on heavy stock paper using a high-end digital printing press guarantees: color accuracy, durable imaging, and the highest print resolution available. This print is 100% Made in America. Paper size measures 18 x 12 in with an image size of 17 5/8 x 11 in, perfect for framing. We use only fine art inks, which are fade-resistant, museum-quality archival quality, with acid-free pigment. Art print will ship in a sturdy art tube, protected in a water-proof sleeve. Lantern Press is a dynamic art company that specializes in the world's leading imagery. Our collection includes original works created by our in-house art team, photography, home & office decor trends, vintage art, and more. Your support allows us to continue doing what we love - creating beautiful art.
- Color: Multi
- Brand: Lantern Press
- ASIN: B017Z0JGWK
Wild Awakening: How a Raging Grizzly Healed My Wounded Heart
Wild Awakening: How a Raging Grizzly Healed My
A near-fatal attack by an enraged grizzly leads to an unexpected encounter with God for alpha male Greg Matthews in this gripping and engaging story of survival and faith. Greg Matthews was the ultimate poster-boy for masculinity. Avid hunter and outdoorsman, Air Force and civilian firefighter, EMT, rescue helicopter pilot, fugitive recovery agent, Ground Zero volunteer and more, Greg had spent his whole life striving to serve others but for all the wrong reasons. After his parents’ divorce when he was young, Greg believed deep down that the only way he could be loved and valued—by his father, by his family, and by God—was if he earned it through daring, high-stakes, high-risk—what society commonly refers to as “manly”—achievements. But everything changed when an idyllic hunting trip through the backwoods of Alaska turned into a harrowing fight for his life. Greg was attacked by a grizzly bear—but the gruesome, nearly fatal conflict offered an unexpected encounter with God. Greg’s eyes, and more importantly, his heart, were finally opened to the lie that he’d internalized as a child: that his dangerously high-risk achievements were the sole signifiers of his worth. The road to recovery was long and painful, but it forced Greg to come face-to-face with the long...
- Brand: Howard Books
- ASIN: 1501194534
75 year pictorial history of Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, Illinois
Environmental Impact Statement. Disposal and Reuse of Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois
Socioeconomic Impact Analysis Study. Disposal and Reuse of Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois
Aircraft History Roll Call 0f Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois 1917-1987
Aircraft History Roll Call 0f Chanute Air Force
From the first Curtiss JN 4 (Jenny) biplanes used for flying training in 1917 to the latest USAF supersonic jets that are used for technical training. Chanute is the oldest Technical Training center, and the third oldest Air Force Base. One page per aircraft, with bw photo and technical details.
- ASIN: B01J264IA0
A sixty-year history of Chanute Air Force Base, 1917-1977
A history of USAF fire protection training at Chanute Air Force Base, 1964-1976
Preliminary Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Closure of Chanute Air Force Base
Draft Environmental Assessment: Transfer of Fuel and Fire Fighting Training Schools from Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois to Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
Assessment of the Structural Integrity of the People Center, Building 16, Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois
Historic Pictoric Blueprint Diagram HABS Ill,10-Ran.V,1- (Sheet 1 of 1) - Chanute Air Force Base, East of Route 45 & South of Rantoul, Rantoul, Champaign County, IL 12in x 08in
After the closure of Chanute Air Force Base: Optimal land use in Rantoul, Illinois
Automotive Repairman Volume 2: Maintenance of Power Train and Chassis Units
Automotive Repairman Volume 1: Engine Maintenance Procedures
Basic Motorized and Miscellaneous Equipment Mechanic Volume 2: Chassis and Power Train Fundamentals, Maintenance Tools, and Inspection Systems
Basic Motorized and Miscellaneous Equipment Mechanic Volume 1: The Motorized and Miscellaneous Equipment Maintenance Career Field and Engine Fundamentals
On the Job Training Manual 1954 USAF Aircraft Jet Engine Mechanic JP 43153
A Brief Look at Chanute (1986)
A look at the Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois. The base was established in 1917, during WWI. Still in full swing here in this video, the Chanute was decommissioned and closed permanently seven years later. Video shot and edited by Jeff Hellyer and Frederick Marx, narrated by longtime ...
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"On Broken Wings" Chanute Air Force Base
**UPDATE - This location (White Hall) has been demolished** The Art of Abandonment Photography by Walter Arnold Copyright 2012 Built in 1917 and closed in 1993, Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL was responsible for training tens of thousands of airmen. White Hall was the largest military bu...
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1962: Chanute AFB Technical Training School
For me it was while working in Turkey for Chrysler Corporation Missile Division's I&C Team II installing Jupiter missiles (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZVdDnOHuEI&feature=youtu.be) around west-central Turkey's mountains when I received a radio-phone call from Carlisle, PA's Draft Board Office...
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Exploring dilapidated buildings on Chanute Air Force Base (Part 1)
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Tour of Chanute A.F.B. in Rantoul Illinois
Here is a tour of Chanute A.F.B. in Rantoul Illinois on November 14th 2018. The base closed in 1993 and has tried to convert to civilian life, but it has had some major shortfalls. Thousands and thousands of airmen were trained here from 1917 to 1993. This video intentionally has no music or n...
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