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The Springfield airport’s longest serving employee is retiring. Steve Eggers began working at the airport as a firefighter, and aircraft fueler, on July 2, 1979.

That same year Sony introduced the Walkman. A gallon of gas cost 86 cents; Jimmy Carter was president. And Steve Eggers had shoulder length hair and “aviator sunglasses bigger than my face!”

When he retires next week, on March 13, he’ll hold the record for longest serving airport employee: 40 years, 7 months, 13 days...



The Springfield airport community extends condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Robert Spence.

He served on the airport’s governing board twice: first from 2005 to 2010, then from 2017, until his passing.

Our airport owes him much. His servant leadership helped the airport meet some of its biggest challenges, including the construction of the midfield passenger terminal during the Great Recession.