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Rice, Donald, Maj Air Operations
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Major
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1435Z-Air Operations Officer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Current/Last Unit
1971-1972, 1435Z, 449th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43151H-Aircraft Mechanic
1521E-Navigator-Bombardier
1525C-Navigator-Bombardier
1225P-Pilot
1061B-Pilot
1065B-Pilot
1065C-Pilot
1055A-Pilot
Service Years
1952 - 1972
Major

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

KC-135 2000 Hour US Air Force Honorabloe Discharge (Old Style) Young Tiger Task Force


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After 20 years in the Air Force and an additional 18 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Spokane VA Medical Center, I am fully retired.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

My World Travels

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria


AustriaCanadaCambodiaIrelandFranceGibraltarGreenlandGermanyGuamJapanJohnston AtollKorea, SouthLaosMidway IslandsMexicoNetherlandsPortugalMarshall IslandsPhilippinesPuerto RicoSpainThailandTaiwanUnited KingdomUnited StatesBritish Virgin IslandsVietnamVirgin Islands

Blue = Countries of PCS Assignments
Yellow = Countries Toured and Visited
Green = Countries of Air Operations
Red = Countries of TDY Assignments

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 Unit Assignments
US AIR FORCEFormal SchoolsTraining UnitsAir Force Training Wings
90th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical5th Air Force91st Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy906th Air Refueling Squadron - Dak Rats
915th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy310th Special Operations Squadron908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron449th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1953-1953, 43151H, Aircraft Maintenance Units
  1953-1953, Aviation Cadet Pre-Flight Traning
  1953-1954, 3610th Navigator Training Squadron
  1954-1955, 1521E, Air Force Training Wings/3565th Navigator Training Wing
  1955-1955, 1521E, 3535th Student Squadron
  1955-1955, 1521E, Air Force Training Wings/3510th Flying Training Wing
  1955-1957, 1525C, 90th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical
  1955-1957, 1525C, 5th Air Force
  1957-1957, 1225P, Training Units
  1957-1958, 1225P, 3501st Pilot Training Squadron
  1958-1958, 1061B, 3516th Pilot Training Squadron
  1958-1962, 1065B, 91st Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy
  1962-1966, 1065C, 906th Air Refueling Squadron - Dak Rats
  1966-1969, 1065C, 915th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy
  1969-1970, 1055A, 310th Special Operations Squadron
  1970-1971, 1065C, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron
  1971-1972, 1435Z, 449th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
 Colleges Attended 
Inter American University of Puerto RicoEastern Washington UniversityEastern Washington University
  1964-1966, Minot State University
  1967-1968, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
  1972-1975, Eastern Washington University
  1978-1980, Eastern Washington University
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1952, Basic Military Training (BMT) Parks AFB, 3285/1571
  1952, USAAF Recruit Training (Amarillo, TX), 33431
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-84 Thunderjet  T-29 Samaritan  B-25 Mitchell  B-57 Canberra  
C-119 Flying Boxcar  B-29 Superfortress  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  A-26 Invader  
B-17 Flying Fortress  T-34 Mentor  T-28 Trojan  KC-97 Stratotanker  
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  KC-135 Stratotanker  C-123 Provider  UC-123B/K  Ranch Hand  
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  
  1953-1953, F-84 Thunderjet
  1953-1954, T-29 Samaritan
  1954-1954, B-25 Mitchell
  1954-1957, B-57 Canberra
  1955-1955, C-119 Flying Boxcar
  1955-1955, B-29 Superfortress
  1955-1955, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1955-1956, A-26 Invader
  1956-1956, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1957-1957, T-34 Mentor
  1957-1957, T-28 Trojan
  1958-1963, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1963-1963, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1963-1971, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1969-1970, C-123 Provider
  1970-1970, UC-123B/K Ranch Hand
  1971-1971, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
 Combat and Operations History
  1962-1962 Cold War Era/Cuban Missile Crisis
  1967-1967 Young Tiger Operations
  1969-1969 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
  1970-1970 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
 Military Association Memberships
AF245Chapter 5SpokaneChapter 6
  1972, Air Force Association (AFA), AF245 (Member) (Fairchild AFB, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1974, Reserve Officers Association (ROA), Chapter 5 (Member) (Washington)
  1975, Reserve Officers Association (ROA), Chapter 5 (Member) (Washington)
  1975, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Spokane (Veradale, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 6 (Life Member) (Spokane Valley, Washington) - Chap. Page
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