David Shaw from Panama City, Fla., retired from the United States Air Force in 2005. He’s been an APA member since 1997! While in the USAF, David was stationed all over the world—Blytheville Air Force Base in Arkansas, Kadena Air Base in Japan, Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Camp Humphreys in Korea, Camp Slayer in Baghdad/Iraq, King Khalid Military City (KKMC) in Saudi Arabia and Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia. He played a lot of pool while in Korea to break up the time being away from family.
While hanging out at Al Evers Place in Okinawa, Japan, they brought a pool table into the bar and he started shooting pool with friends. This is when he first got into the game. “I played a lot of pool in the recreation area to help pass away the time,” Shaw said.
The thing he most enjoys about being an APA member is spending time with friends every week—a lot of his friends and co-workers play in the League and it’s nice seeing them outside a work environment. David first joined the APA when a few friends were playing in the League and asked him to join.