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Last Updated: 09/28/2017  05:15

PMEL CHRISTMAS CARDS

After graduating from the USAF Metrology School, individuals would be assigned to Base Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratories (PMELs) throughout the world. At one time there were as many as 2,000+ PMEL members working in laboratories from the remote Aleutian Islands and other equally as desolate locations to plush assignments in the USA, Asia, Europe, Middle East, as well as elsewhere around the globe. Given that the Internet had not yet arrived on the scene, a way evolved to keep in touch with each other at least annually through the PMEL “Christmas Card,” usually hand crafted and reproduced on 8.5" x 11" standard letter-sized paper and mailed to each lab around the world. In this way, we would know who was where, who was being reassigned, where they were headed, and who the new arrivals would be to fill their slots. Here's a sampling of those cards.
PMEL Location Albrook AFS, Panama Canal Zone Ellsworth AFB, SD Inçirlik AB, Turkey Keesler AFB, MS Kunsan AFB, Korea Loring AFB, ME Lowry AFB, CO (Metrology School) Lowry AFB, CO (Base PMEL) Perrin AFB, TX Tan Son Nhut, Viet Nam
[ If you have a PMEL Christmas Card not listed, please send us a copy and we’ll add it to the list! Thank you! ]
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“Illegitimi Non Carborundum”
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PMEL CHRISTMAS CARDS

After    graduating    from    the    USAF    Metrology    School, individuals    would    be    assigned    to    Base    Precision Measurement       Equipment       Laboratories       (PMELs) throughout    the    world.    At    one    time    there    were    as many      as      2,000+      PMEL      members      working      in laboratories   from   the   remote   Aleutian   Islands   and other      equally      as      desolate      locations      to      plush assignments   in   the   USA,   Asia,   Europe,   Middle   East,   as well   as   elsewhere   around   the   globe.   Given   that   the Internet    had    not    yet    arrived    on    the    scene,    a    way evolved   to   keep   in   touch   with   each   other   at   least annually   through   the   PMEL   “Christmas   Card,”   usually hand   crafted   and   reproduced   on   8.5"   x   11"   standard letter-sized   paper   and   mailed   to   each   lab   around   the world.   In   this   way,   we   would   know   who   was   where, who   was   being   reassigned,   where   they   were   headed, and   who   the   new   arrivals   would   be   to   fill   their   slots. Here's a sampling of those cards.
PMEL Location Albrook AFS, Panama Canal Zone Ellsworth AFB, SD Inçirlik AB, Turkey Keesler AFB, MS Kunsan AFB, Korea Loring AFB, ME Lowry AFB, CO (Metrology School) Lowry AFB, CO (Base PMEL) Perrin AFB, TX Tan Son Nhut, Viet Nam
If you have a PMEL Christmas Card not listed, please send us a copy and we’ll add it to the list! Thank you!
PMEL.ORG