Welcome to the party!
I too was of that era and was also in the Air Force. You mentioned March AFB .. I was at SAC at Loring AFB, Maine - both are closed now.
I had some similar gear. I had a nylon A-Frame tent. Gee, was that crowded with 2 people! I often wish I had been a Boy Scout to learn all the outdoor stuff from the beginning. A Merced Boy Scout fell to his death last weekend - fell 300' off the Upper Yosemite Falls trail. Sad.