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180TH FW Boasts Area's Longest Running Car Pool

August 2008 -- Senior Master Sgt. Jeff Brubaker has been saving on his commuting costs since becoming a member of the 180th Fighter Wing in 1975. His father, Senior Master Sgt. George Brubaker, retired, AGE shop supervisor, started carpooling from Hamler, Ohio in 1963. The carpool has varied from three to six technicians during the standard work week and up to 10 traditional Guardmen on a drill weekend. 

"I was carpooling before carpooling was cool," states Senior Master Sgt. Jeff Brubaker, Production Supervisor in the Maintenance Squadron. "My father, George, would meet up with four other people everyday. They'd take turns driving or putting money toward fuel. It was already in place and is really the right thing to do." 

Senior Mster Sgt. Brubaker has an approximate 70 miles roundtrip miles daily to get to work. Other members of the current carpool are Master Sgt. Ray Gerschutz and Rob Erford, both near Miller City, Ohio about 90 miles round trip. Senior Master Sgt. Brubaker goes on to state, that it makes the commute go quickly when you've got someone to talk to. 

Interested in a carpool? Contact Senior Master Sgt. Lee Burgy by email to get on the 180th FW Carpool interest list: lee.burgy@ohtole.ang.af.mil or call 4472 with questions.

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