Jones, Gerald, SSgt Transportation and Logistics
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
60650-Flight Traffic Specialist
Current/Last AFSC Group
Transportation and Logistics
Current/Last Unit
1966-1966, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
60630-Apprentice Flight Traffic Specialist
11430-Loadmaster Apprentice
Service Years
1959 - 1966
Staff Sergeant

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 25Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2004, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 25 (Palm Beach, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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The Military Airlift Command (MAC) is an inactive United States Air Force Major Command, headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Established in on 1 January 1966, MAC was the primary strategic airlift organization of the Air Force until 1974, when Air Force tactical airlift units were merged into MAC to create a unified airlift organization.

In 1982, the World War II Air Transport Command (ATC) (1942-1948) and the postwar Military Air Transport Service (MATS) (1948-1966) were consolidated with MAC, providing a continuous history of long range airlift. Inactivated on 1 June 1992, its personnel and equipment were reassigned to the new Air Mobility Command.

MAC supported USAF Special Operations forces organized under MATS on an as-required basis until the establishment of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in 1990.


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 Unit Assignments
Formal SchoolsLackland Air Force Base3703rd Basic Military Training SquadronAir Force Training Wings/3700th Military Training Wing
Training UnitsUS AIR FORCE21st Air DivisionStrategic Air Command (SAC)
Eighth Air Force40th Bombardment Wing, MediumAir Education and Training CommandAir Education and Training Command
Tinker Air Force Base29th Air Transport SquadronUS AIR FORCEMilitary Air Transport Service (MATS)
21st Air Force38th Air Transport Squadron18th Air Transport Squadron17th Air Force
Rhein Main Air BaseUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)7310th Air Base Group40th Military Airlift Squadron (HEAVY)
438th Military Airlift WingMilitary Airlift Command (MAC)
  1959-1959, Technical Training Center - Lackland/3275th Technical School
  1959-1959, Lackland Air Force Base
  1959-1959, 3703rd Basic Military Training Squadron
  1959-1959, Air Force Training Wings/3700th Military Training Wing
  1959-1959, 3277th Student Squadron
  1959-1966, 60650, US AIR FORCE
  1960-1962, 21st Air Division
  1960-1963, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1960-1963, 815th Combat Support Group
  1960-1963, Eighth Air Force
  1962-1962, 40th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1963-1963, 60630, Air Education and Training Command
  1963-1963, 11430, Air Education and Training Command
  1963-1963, Tinker Air Force Base
  1963-1964, 60650, 29th Air Transport Squadron
  1963-1964, 60650, 1611th Air Transport Wing
  1963-1965, 60650, Military Air Transport Service (MATS)
  1963-1965, 21st Air Force
  1963-1966, 60650, Air Transport Units
  1964-1965, 60650, 38th Air Transport Squadron
  1965-1965, 60650, 18th Air Transport Squadron
  1965-1965, 17th Air Force
  1965-1966, Rhein Main Air Base
  1966-1966, 60650, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1966-1966, 60650, 7310th Air Base Group/Special Air Missions
  1966-1966, 60650, 7310th Air Base Wing
  1966-1966, 60650, 40th Military Airlift Squadron (HEAVY)
  1966-1966, 438th Military Airlift Wing
  1966-1966, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
 Colleges Attended 
Washburn University
  1966-1966, Washburn University
  1967-1971, Kansas State Teachers College
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1959, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), UNK/Unk
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-47 Stratojet  RB-47 Stratojet  KC-97 Stratotanker  C-118 Liftmaster  
C-135 Stratolifter  C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  C-54 Skymaster  C-131 Samaritan  
  1960-1963, B-47 Stratojet
  1960-1963, RB-47 Stratojet
  1960-1963, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1963-1966, C-118 Liftmaster
  1964-1966, C-135 Stratolifter
  1965-1966, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1965-1966, C-54 Skymaster
  1966-1966, C-131 Samaritan
 Combat and Operations History
  1959-1961 Cold War Operations
  1961-1975 Vietnam War
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1963-1964 Humanitarian Operations
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