Stephen B. Dwelle


 

Preferred Name: Steve

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Date of Birth: July 1, 1940

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel (0-6)

Hometown: Visalia, CA

Biography

In His Words… “A wonderful flying career in the Air Force, by accident.  Enlisted to 0-6 in 20 years, 11 months, 11 days and out the door! What a hoot.” Steve Dwelle’s career highlights include 198 combat missions in Vietnam in the F-100 and two years with the “Thunderbirds” jet aerobatic team. In 1971 then Capt. Steve Dwelle took over as the Thunderbird’s solo pilot. In a European tour that same year, attendance at a one-day Paris airshow exceeded the attendance of all shows in 1967. His team performed 114 shows. Steve also served two years in the US Senate as a liaison officer and several years as commanding officer of a fighter squadron in the Air Forces TOP GUN program called Red Flag. Upon retiring in 1984 as a Colonel, he began an active role in Flyers Energy, LLC where he serves as Co-Founder and Partner. Flyers Energy, LLC provides fueling and information management solutions to commercial, industrial, and government fleets

Units Assigned

  • 55 TFS RAF Wethersfield

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100 F-104 F-4 F-5 F-15

Military Education

Armed Forces Staff College

Civilian Education

  • 1963 BA, San Francisco State University
Biography

Biography

In His Words… “A wonderful flying career in the Air Force, by accident.  Enlisted to 0-6 in 20 years, 11 months, 11 days and out the door! What a hoot.” Steve Dwelle’s career highlights include 198 combat missions in Vietnam in the F-100 and two years with the “Thunderbirds” jet aerobatic team. In 1971 then Capt. Steve Dwelle took over as the Thunderbird’s solo pilot. In a European tour that same year, attendance at a one-day Paris airshow exceeded the attendance of all shows in 1967. His team performed 114 shows. Steve also served two years in the US Senate as a liaison officer and several years as commanding officer of a fighter squadron in the Air Forces TOP GUN program called Red Flag. Upon retiring in 1984 as a Colonel, he began an active role in Flyers Energy, LLC where he serves as Co-Founder and Partner. Flyers Energy, LLC provides fueling and information management solutions to commercial, industrial, and government fleets

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 55 TFS RAF Wethersfield

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100 F-104 F-4 F-5 F-15

Military Education

Armed Forces Staff College

Civilian Education

  • 1963 BA, San Francisco State University
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