PMEL.ORG
“Illegitimi Non Carborundum”

 

The   PMEL.ORG    website   was   originally   created   in   1998   by   Ernie Huffine,   a   retired   former   USAF   Metrology   (PMEL)   School   instructor and   lab   technician   stationed   at   Lowry   AFB,   CO’s   PMEL   School.   It was    authored    using    the    primitive    (by    today’s    standards)    tools available at the time, namely Microsoft’s “FrontPage.” Ernie    has    since    given    up    the    tedious    tasking    of    maintaining websites   (he   was   responsible   for   several,   including   one   for   his local    Veteran’s    organization).    With    his    relinquishing    duties    as webmaster   for   the   PMEL.ORG   website,   several   of   us   who’d   also become    engaged    building    and    maintaining    websites    over    the years     offered     to     keep     the     website     and     its     domain     name PMEL.ORG current. Beginning   on   10   Sep   2017   we   began   our   attempt   at   bringing   the old     website     up     to     today’s     standards     using     XARA’s     “Design Publisher”   as   the   authoring   tool   of   choice,   adding   a   bit   of   eye- candy   so   many   have   grown   accustomed   to   seeing   when   visiting websites these days. We’ve   just   recently   also   renewed   the   domain   name   PMEL.ORG as    well,    and    will    be    moving    the    website    to    a    new    server    by October of 2017. We’ve   elected   to   keep   some   of   the   website’s   original   content   while updating it with current information given the changes through

the  

years  

which  

included  

seeing  

Lowry  

AFB,  

CO,  

home  

of  

the

Metrology   

Training   

Program   

from   

1958   

to   

when   

Lowry   

was

closed by BRAC in 1994, moving to Keesler AFB, Mississippi.

The following individuals have been responsible for keeping PMEL.ORG around for at least a few more years… George Blood, MSgt USAF Retired; PMEL Technician, Instructor 16 years. Worked with Ernie Huffine to acquire and maintain the domain name PMEL.ORG, and to obtain access credentials to Ernie’s website which enabled us to download and archive the original PMEL.ORG files. George, who is working as a volunteer with the Air & Space Museum in Aurora, CO, provided historical documentation pertaining to Lowry AFB and the PMEL/Metrology school during its tenure until base closure. George Smith, MSgt USAF Retired; PMEL Technician, Instructor, Course Developer, author, and Course Supervisor, 16 years. Worked with George Blood to download, maintain, and publish local copies of PMEL.ORG for future use…as in the redeveloping of this website. Acting webmaster for PMEL.ORG, rehabilitating website files including this update. Jim Lillard, MSgt USAF Retired; PMEL Technician, Instructor, 10 years. Providing technical computer support, material, and proofreading services. Jim currently works with HLS Systems, Inc. (Continued)

ABOUT

PMEL.ORG
PMEL.ORG
“Illegitimi Non Carborundum”

 

The   PMEL.ORG    website   was   originally   created   in   1998   by   Ernie Huffine,   a   retired   former   USAF   Metrology   (PMEL)   School   instructor and   lab   technician   stationed   at   Lowry   AFB,   CO’s   PMEL   School.   It was    authored    using    the    primitive    (by    today’s    standards)    tools available at the time, namely Microsoft’s “FrontPage.” Ernie    has    since    given    up    the    tedious    tasking    of    maintaining websites   (he   was   responsible   for   several,   including   one   for   his local    Veteran’s    organization).    With    his    relinquishing    duties    as webmaster   for   the   PMEL.ORG   website,   several   of   us   who’d   also become    engaged    building    and    maintaining    websites    over    the years     offered     to     keep     the     website     and     its     domain     name PMEL.ORG current. Beginning   on   10   Sep   2017   we   began   our   attempt   at   bringing   the old     website     up     to     today’s     standards     using     XARA’s     “Design Publisher”   as   the   authoring   tool   of   choice,   adding   a   bit   of   eye- candy   so   many   have   grown   accustomed   to   seeing   when   visiting websites these days. We’ve   just   recently   also   renewed   the   domain   name   PMEL.ORG as    well,    and    will    be    moving    the    website    to    a    new    server    by October of 2017. We’ve   elected   to   keep   some   of   the   website’s   original   content   while updating it with current information given the changes through

ABOUT

the   

years   

which   

included   

seeing   

Lowry   

AFB,   

CO,   

home   

of   

the

Metrology  

Training  

Program  

from  

1958  

to  

when  

Lowry  

was  

closed

by BRAC in 1994, moving to Keesler AFB, Mississippi.

The    following    individuals    have    been    responsible    for    keeping PMEL.ORG  around for at least a few more years… George Blood, MSgt USAF Retired; PMEL Technician, Instructor 16 years. Worked with Ernie Huffine to acquire and maintain the domain name PMEL.ORG, and to obtain access credentials to Ernie’s website which enabled us to download and archive the original PMEL.ORG files. George, who is working as a volunteer with the Air & Space Museum in Aurora, CO, provided historical documentation pertaining to Lowry AFB and the PMEL/Metrology school during its tenure until base closure. George   Smith,   MSgt   USAF   Retired;   PMEL   Technician,   Instructor, Course    Developer,    author,    and    Course    Supervisor,    16    years. Worked   with   George   Blood   to   download,   maintain,   and   publish local   copies   of   PMEL.ORG    for   future   use…as   in   the   redeveloping of   this   website.   Acting   webmaster   for   PMEL.ORG ,   rehabilitating website files including this update. Jim   Lillard,   MSgt   USAF   Retired;   PMEL   Technician,   Instructor,   10 years.     Providing     technical     computer     support,     material,     and proofreading services. Jim currently works with HLS Systems, Inc. (Continued)
PMEL.ORG
PMEL.ORG