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    Joined the AF in 1966, attended environmental training at Chanute AFB, IL and assigned to Dover Delaware working on C-124, C-133, and C-141s. Reassigned to 36TAS Langley, VA in 1968. Assigned to Rhein-Main 7406th support Squadron in December 1969 until 1973, and at this point I departed the AF. May 1975 retuned to the AF and couldn't get back into aircraft maintenance - so they made me a cop, after initial SP school, and advanced training at Camp Bullis Texas was assigned to 351MSS Whiteman MO. In 1977 off to Incirlik Turkey Detachment 193-1. Reassigned to K.I. Sawyer AFB MI (where you can see Siberia) in 1979. 1981 selected for OTS and after OTS off to Vandenburg AFB CA for ICBM crew training. After 4 years on missile crew at Whiteman AFB, MO and 2 years wing duty thrown in I was reassigned to 8th AF Barksdale AFB LA where I retired in 1991. Since retirement I started a small business designing and building Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFIDs) used for tracking wildlife, hunting dogs, or any other item of value that needs a locator beacon.
  1. Since reading this post, I've been more interested in others profiles. Some of the profiles are very interesting and well traveled.
  2. Just looking at the weather a couple places I was stationed Dover and Langley. Looking at the lows near zero and highs in the teens and twenties, sure am glad I'm not in that weather now. just don't know how all of us adapted.
  3. Casey - this may have already been answered but here is a link to some A-IIs http://www.7406supportsquadron.com/history/c130aii.asp
  4. Bob - thanks that's the rotation. Best I remember he was a major at that time - could be wrong.
  5. Bob if I'm not mistaken he was on the rotation to Mildenhall earlier in the year Feb 69 - June 69. I don't remember a lot these days but I'm sure he was the AC on a flight out of Souda Bay in about May 69. Certainly a personable individual.
  6. If you don't mind where was the Nov 69 - Feb 70 rotation?
  7. james

    Lie Clock

    A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, "What are all those clocks?" St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move." “Oh," said the man, "whose clock is that?" "That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie." "Incredible," said the man." And whose clock is that one?" St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life." "Do you have one for President Obama?" asked the man. "Jesus has it in his office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."
  8. Larry - you're correct about the fuel, I remember this for a fact. Really seems like I should remember you from Langley - but it has been a long time.
  9. Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new colonel was sitting at his desk when an airman knocked on the door. Conscious of his new position, the colonel quickly picked up the phone, told the airman to enter, then said into the phone, "Yes, General, I'll be seeing him this afternoon and I'll pass along your message. In the meantime, thank you for your good wishes, sir." Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed the young enlisted man, he asked, "What do you want?" "Nothing important, sir," the airman replied, "I'm just here to hook up your telephone."
  10. Larry - Thanks!!!! I don't know if its in the gallery or not, just did a google search. Looks like we crossed paths several times, I also stayed two years at Incirlik - not my favorite assignment. You was in the 7406th before my time, and it was a great assignment until they consolidated all the shops with the main base. On the main base we got to work on every piece of junk ever made - on a clear cold night, if you would listen real good you could hear them old C-118s leaking oil. When I got assigned to the 36th Jerry Grainger was our shop chief, he passed away a couple years ago. Lot of good people in the36th and 7406th.
  11. Laurent - try this link: http://www.7406suppron.com/gallery/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=26&text=&imageid=174&box=&shownew= If this doesn't work I'll post a picture, I know these 130s was in and out of EFAB and maybe assigned there - but that was before my time.
  12. Gizzard - what was Julius last name? I worked ECS at Langley 68-69, assigned to 36th. Of my three career fields ECS was my favorite, lots of TDYs.
  13. Don - if my memory serves me, you are correct about the Es. They was based at Ramstein and around 72 Rhein-Main picked up that mission. Their configuration was not like the AIIs or BIIs.
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