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Interests/Comments
Mike & Helen


 
Mike  Blackledge, '63:  Mike's interests: editing and publishing  Genealogy; cheering Las Lobas basketball; creating web sites.
Mike Connolly '81


Mike Connolly, '81
:  "My company,  vSpring is an early-stage venture capital firm with NM offices in Los Alamos and Albuquerque."    http://www.vspring.com/
Elaine and Fred Corbalis, '62:  Interests:  Flyfishing, golf, mountain biking.
Carol and Jamie Deuel, '54:   Interests: Community service, travel, skiing, LD bicycling, theater, fitness, writing, 15 grandchildren, acting.
Lila aJim and Lila Dickeynd Jim Dickey, '56:  "...do you think we're spending too much time in the Orient?"
Valerie and Ken Fladager, '78:  Ken served more than ten years as a Surface Warfare Officer, mostly overseas. After leaving active duty in 1989, he served two more years in the Naval Reserve while attending law school, and left the service shortly after the first Gulf War.  He was admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 1992, and started life as a one-man law office.  After seven years of private practice before federal, state, city and tribal courts, Ken joined the District Attorney's Office in Albuquerque, NM, where he is now a Senior Trial Attorney.  In 2004, Ken re-entered service with the New Mexico Air National Guard as the Deputy Judge Advocate for the 150th Fighter Wing.  He is in his eleventh year coaching high school mock trial teams.  Ken's interests include fly fishing, scuba, sailing, cooking, and gardening.  Ken returns from Active Duty in April 2005.
Pat & Maury Hartle, '44:  "New to the Chapter - glad to be aboard."
Janice & Casey Jones, '60:   Casey learned to fly at the age of 16 in his home town of Shreveport, LA.  Following graduation, he completed Navy flight training in Pensacola, FL and Kingsville, TX.   Casey served in light attack squadrons of the USS Hancock CVA19 and Kitty Hawk CV63, as commanding officer of an A-7 squadron aboard Oriskany CV34, and as Commander Carrier Air Wing 3 on board USS Saratoga CV60.  During the Vietnam Conflict, he made three combat cruises to Southeast Asia,Casey Jones flying A-4s and A-7s.  In 1976 Casey was selected to be the commanding officer and flight leader of the Navy's Blue Angels, which had recently transitioned from the F-4 Phantom to the A-4 Skyhawk.  He was the first Naval Academy graduate to serve as commanding officer and flight leader, leading the team through the 1976 and 1977 air show seasons.  Upon retirement, Casey moved to Albuquerque, NM as Director of Safety and later General Manager for Ross Aviation supporting the Department of Energy.  He has worked for Sandia National Laboratories and for Science Applications International Corp., where he flew a deHavilland Dash 7 in an Army synthetic aperture radar program.  Casey now flies for Albuquerque based Bode Aviation, Inc. and also is the Program Manager for the Bode Aviation/TVI Community College Professional Pilot & Flight Instruction Program.  Casey is an Airline Transport Rated pilot and an active flight instructor with some 9,600 flight hours.  Casey's wife Janice Jones is a retired computer systems analyst.  They have three married children.  Their daughter, Celeste Cerutti is a dance instructor, their son Stuart is a commander in the Supply Corps, and their son Brent works for a university in New Zealand.  Casey and Janice have seven grandchildren.  President, NM Chapter NAAAA.  USNA Blue & Gold Officer.  
Julie and Randy Kahn, '78
Joanne and Thomas Korsmo, '61:  Interests:  Fly Fishing, Golf, RV'iing

Joe & Mary LynnMary Lynn and Joe McGuire, '68:  "After my Navy service, I joined the Federal Aviation Administration in December, 1973.  I served in the Airway Facilities Service of the FAA until my retirement in July, 2003.  Mary Lynn has been a realtor since 1992. We enjoy concerts, travel, small boat sailing, and family get- togethers. Our son Kevin and daughter Erin also live in Albuquerque."

River view

John Morgan, '63: "We are also in the RV Chapter. Travel about 40% of the time.  We like off-road cycling and mountain biking. See the pictures of our Colorado property on http://www.zianet.com/jmorgan63/home.html - Visitors welcome for camping."
Phyllis & Ole



Phyllis and Ole Olsen, '64:
 

 Interests: Golf, skiing
Judy and Paul Wilson, '68       (Nov 2007)  Cancer happens!
Paul and Judy Wilson
Lots has happened in the recent past, and we would like to bring you up to date on goings on in our family. About a year ago, Paul noticed a small growth under his right jaw, just below his molars. We watched a while and then ultimately went to our physician to check it out further. Consultations followed with surgeons and Paul's Oncologist as well as naturopaths.

Long story short: Paul fina
lly had surgery to remove the tainted lymph node. A biopsy indicated some good news and some "just news." The good news is that there was NOT a reoccurrence of melanoma that Paul had had in 2002. The "just news" is that there was classic Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The good news is that it appears that all of the diseased nodes have been identified and removed and that Hodgkin's Lymphoma is very treatable and curable.

Bottom line: Paul is now cance
r-free. So, what to do NEXT? Well, after praying and much consultation and visiting with medical experts and others, we chose to proceed with the recommended chemotherapy course of therapy (ABVD, for those of you who are familiar with such), which is to last eight sessions (given every two weeks) followed by about a month of radiation therapy.
 

Job Opportunities
 none posted at this time - contact Hank if you want to post a position.

Updated:  25 November 2007

Last Updated on 16 January 2008
Email: Mike@Blackledge.com

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