“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Colonel Lawrence "Rocky" Lane

November 19, 1944

— Airlift/Tankers Association Hall of Fame Inductee - 2020 —

Colonel Lawrence "Rocky" Lane Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, July 1, 2021
1. Colonel Lawrence "Rocky" Lane Marker
Inscription.  Colonel Lane is a charismatic leader whose security and force protection initiatives prepared mobility airmen for the 21st century, after serving as a jet propulsion specialist, he was commissioned in 1976, he stood up MAC'S Volant Scorpion program to provide Air Base ground defense. Handpicked to be the senior AF investigator on the Downing Commission that investigated the Khobar Towers, his recommendations helped transform the Air Force Security career field . He implemented key programs that supported AMC'S global mission. His most notable contribution was operating the Phoenix Raven Program. These highly skilled security force members provide enroute security for AMC aircraft around the globe. He graduated in the First Raven #1. Colonel Lane was the driving force in shaping security standards and forge protection doctrine used by AF defenders today.
Erected 2020 by Airlift/Tankers Association Hall of Fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Cold. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
Location. 38° 32.422′ N,
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89° 51.824′ W. Marker is in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on Heritage Drive just west of B Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Heritage Dr, Scott Air Force Base IL 62225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Airlift / Tanker Association (a few steps from this marker); MSGT Roy W. Hooe (a few steps from this marker); Maj Gen Winston P "Wimpy" Wilson (a few steps from this marker); Gen Laurence S. Kuter (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Joe M. Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Maj Gen Cyrus R. "C. R." Smith (a few steps from this marker); General Ronald R Fogleman (a few steps from this marker); Gen Robert E. "Dutch" Huyser (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 49 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 18, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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