James C. "Woody" Woodford now is director of maintenance for Commemorative Air Force Headquarters in Midland, Texas. Woodford, a 27-year CAF member, will report to Bob Stenevik, VP of operations and maintenance.
Most recently employed by United Space Alliance in Houston, Woodford has experience that ranges from maintaining vintage warbirds to supporting the International Space Station. He began his career in the U.S. Navy and later worked for the Hughes Aircraft Co. After relocating to Houston, he got involved with the CAF's Tora, Tora, Tora group. He also has acted as head inspector for the T-6 Racing Assn. for the past 10 years, inspecting vintage WWII training aircraft.
The CAF is a non-profit educational association and one of the world's largest private air forces, with 9,000 members and a fleet of 156 aircraft of 60 different types. It aims to honor American military aviation through flight, exhibitions and remembrance.