Norton Air Force Base
Norton Air Force Base
Norton Air Force Base (1942–1994) was a United States Air Force facility located in San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County.
For the majority of its operational lifetime, Norton was a logistics depot and heavy-lift transport facility for a variety of military aircraft, equipment, and supplies as part of Air Materiel/Air Force Logistics Command (1946–1966), then as part of Military Airlift/Air Mobility Command (1966–1994).
Norton Officers' Wives' Club
Established in the mid-1980s, the Norton Officers’ Wives’ Club played a vital role at Norton. Numerous activities and events were organized by the club but one integral part of the organization was the Thrift Shop. Perhaps you, or a member of your family, were involved in this very important endeavor. The Thrift Shop was established to raise funds that in turn could be used to help families stationed at Norton as well as other off-base organizations in the San Bernardino area and really worldwide.
The Thrift Shop supported programs such as the Layette Program that provided necessity items to babies born to airmen in the three lowest ranks, Fisher House in San Diego, Gold Star Wives, Loma Linda VA Healthcare, Riverside National Cemetery, Santa Claus, Inc., and Wreaths Across America to name just a few of the recipients that benefitted from the club’s hard work.
After the closing of Norton in 1994, the group continued to meet and socialize. The final meeting was in December 2022. It was time to disband the group and at that last meeting, the ladies unanimously agreed to donate the remaining funds in their treasury to the Norton Air Force Base Museum. Pat Meyer, Alumni President, and Gayle Isaac, Alumni Treasurer, recently visited the museum to donate, along with a check, club memorabilia. Their donation is greatly appreciated and should you visit the museum, we will be happy to share their story with you.
L-R. Pat Meyer. Jane Sneddon, Gayle Isaac.
Check presentation from Norton Officers' Wives' Club.
NAFB Officers' Wives' Club publication monthly "News & Views"
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