Growing Up Air Force takes a special look at a generation of Air Force children who moved to Amarillo Air Force Base when new base housing opened in the late 1950s. At a formative time for many, these children moved into a neighborhood, characterized by its Air Force nature. Under the supervision of the military authorities, each family lived under Air Force regulations where all their neighbors were Air Force.
This film will explore the sense of community and place that developed during the years before the base closed. How did the military neighborhood develop as a community? What role did school play in the community at large? Oral history interviews will provide the basis for examining their memory of life at Amarillo Air Force, their sense of place, and how all this played out on their future.
Length 58 minutes