Loring is a place near and dear to our hearts. Many loved Loring and loved the times they shared and had at Loring. It was a city within itself. A place were people made life long friends, where they lived and worked. It was also a place people hated due to its extreme temperatures, and the northern tier area in which it was housed and made so rural. This reason made Loring that much better due to its outdoor activities and the snow, it really depended on who you were and your lifestyle. That truly was what determined whether you loved Loring AFB, or hated it.
But ultimately, Loring is a place that even today, draws back people from all across America. They come to share it with their family, their friends and to reminisce on what was once the height of their lives and careers. Cold or not, frozen or eaten by bugs, we loved Loring!
WELCOME BACK TO LORING A.F.B., MAINE
“FEELS LIKE HOME TO ME”
“COULDN’T WAIT TO LEAVE, BUT HAVE MISSED IT EVERYDAY”
"GREAT SITE TO FIND OLD FRIENDS AND MEET NEW ONES. PLUSE LOTS OF GREAT MEMORIES."
“THE PLACE WAS OUR “CITY” & CRAZY BUSY. CAME BACK IN 2015 TO FIND IT VERY PEACEFUL AFTER 41 YEARS, COME ON AUGUST!”
2018 QUOTES FROM VISITORS
"Love the place!" Ed Perry
"Been there the last two open house days and hope to be there this year." Laurel Bouchard
"Excellent job! My compliments to all involved. "
"The best in SAC. Love the museum. Need to go visit real soon. Lionel Chamberland, 42nd FMS, 1973-1978
"Loring relics and the remains of Loring, stand as a constant reminder of what the world once endured and the constant need for vigilance always. Having people on stand by waiting on the world to see what the next operation, or war was a thankless job. Never knowing, if the next klaxton alert would be for an exercise, or for a real world operational mission."
"Loring proved that it was possible to scramble fighters, or bombers, to have ready re-fuelers, and pilots and crews within reach at a moments notice. Loring was a city, within a city. A hospital, BX, commissary, bowling alleys and so much more. This is one of the reasons that our Center is in existence. When military people share a common bond, a camaraderie like no other, we tend to be a tight knit group, that backs each other up, and come together for the mission, for each other and for our families.
"Families at Loring lived side by side in very close proximity, and shared their lives together.
Many became friends for years and years to come. Kids grew up together and were military brats together. They played together and were on sports teams, they had the youth center and teen center to enjoy and the countless activities both on Loring and in the local area."
"This is some of the reasons I am so proud to have lived, worked, and served at Loring AFB. I am proud of the legacy we left, the time we shared and the gift of life long friends. Since we have moved back, I've been proud to be part of The Loring Military Heritage Center. I love to hear the stories, and see the look on faces of a family when they see their family members staring back at them in a book or photo, or just to see their name in a book, or flier.
"I've seen old veterans breakdown at the sight of themselves at 19 or 20 in a photo. I've seen children say that is the biggest smile my Dad ever wore. It is a very emotional and very moving experience. The tears shed are of pride, honor and of what their lives were. Thank you for sharing your stories and lives with all of us, it is our pleasure to serve you"
Cuppy Johndro, Loring Veteran 1987-1991, Loring wife 1991-1994
VIDEO LINKS FROM OUR FACEBOOK PAGES, SHARED HERE, COPY AND PASTE TO A NEW WINDOW TO VIEW
THE MANY LIVES OF LORING.
FAIL SAFE TYPE B-52 Alerts
Klaxton, klaxton klaxton
LORING AFB RETURNS FROM DESERT STORM/ SHIELD
Link for the video of 42nd Hospital coming down. GREEN MONSTER.
Brownie Ala Mode Sale 2012
Brownie Ala Mode Sale 2016
LORING REUNION 2012
LORING REUNION 2012 2ND PART
MILITARY BRAT VIDEO
Hounddog Missile Restoration
A time remembered
Heat Plant Implosion
Loring AFB Part 1-3
Loring Alert Force from 1958
Loring Open House
Loring Open house low level bomb run.
Hospital Inspection Party at Ski Lodge
Bangor Daily Link of Video 20 years after closure.
LORING AFB Fail safe type B-52 Alert, OPERATION HEAD START, DECLASSIFIED.
P15 being moved for Reunion
Loring Arch Hanger being build, Old Reel, converted slowly with commentary by Cuppy Johndro
LORING OPEN HOUSE 5 PART SERIES ON WAGM TV 8 AUGUST 2016
LORING 5 PART SERIES ON WAGM TV.
WAGM's LINK http://www.wagmtv.com/content/news/Loring-Series-Part-1-390437461.html
PART 2--- https://www.facebook.com/groups/67035700560/10154374795295561/?notif_t=like¬if_id=1471386500454889
WAGM's LINK http://www.wagmtv.com/content/news/Loring-Series-Part-2-390439321.html
PART 3--- https://www.facebook.com/groups/67035700560/
WAGM's LINK http://www.wagmtv.com/content/news/Loring-Series-Part-3-390519432.html
PART 4 http://www.wagmtv.com/content/news/Loring-Series-Part-4-390693511.html
PART 5 https://www.facebook.com/groups/177335946853/10153628130061854/?notif_t=like¬if_id=1471660189587212
WAGM TV8 FOLLOW UP OF LORING OPEN HOUSE 2016
Final Salute to Loring.
FIRE DEPT DECOMMISSIONING
Loring Fire Department FULL CEREMONY FROM TRIPOD
Live from the top of the Control Tower
Live from the Loring Military Heritage Center
Panoramic view of Weapons Storage Area
LORING A.F.B. MAINE 1953-1994