Ballard, William H (Bill), 1stSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
First Sergeant (E-7)
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
10090-First Sergeant
Current/Last AFSC Group
Special Identifiers
Primary Unit
1987-1988, 10090, 2006th Communications Group
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
30131-Apprentice Aircraft Electronic Navigation Equipment Repairman
30151-Aircraft Electronic Navigation Equipment Repairman
30171-Aircraft Electronic Navigation Equipment Technician
32871-Avionic Navigations Systems Technician
32899-Avionics Superintendent
Service Years
1965 - 1988
First Sergeant (E-7)

 Official Badges 

Schutzenschnur Bronze


 Unofficial Badges 

First Sergeant US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)


 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  1987, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
USAF Retired, 24 yrs

AGL Corp, mfg Construction Lasers, 19 years, Service Manager, retired.

Now, Retired Retiree
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Some places... 3 hours; some places... 3 years

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


ArgentinaAustraliaAustriaBermudaBelgiumBahamas, TheBrazilCanadaCongo, Democratic Republic of theChinaChileColombiaDenmarkEgyptFranceGreenlandGermanyGuamGreeceHong KongIcelandIndiaIsraelItalyJapanKorea, SouthLuxembourgMoroccoNetherlandsNorwayNew ZealandPanamaPortugalPhilippinesPuerto RicoRussiaSaudi ArabiaSingaporeSpainSwitzerlandThailandTurkeyTaiwanUnited KingdomUnited StatesVenezuelaVietnamWake Island

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 Unit Assignments
Training Units436th Avionics Maintenance SquadronUS Air Force3rd Avionics Maintenance Squadron
1st Helicopter Squadron314th Avionics Maintenance Squadron26th Component Repair SquadronMilitary Airlift Command (MAC)
Communications Units
  1965-1966, 30131, 3411th School Squadron
  1966-1968, 30151, 436th Avionics Maintenance Squadron
  1968-1969, 30151, 556th Reconnaissance Squadron
  1969-1970, 30151, 3rd Avionics Maintenance Squadron
  1970-1973, 30171, 1001st Field Maintenance Squadron
  1970-1978, 32871, 1st Helicopter Squadron
  1978-1980, 32871, 314th Avionics Maintenance Squadron
  1980-1983, 32899, 26th Component Repair Squadron
  1980-1983, 32899, 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1983-1987, 10090, 443rd Avionics Maintenance Squadron
  1983-1987, 10090, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1987-1988, 10090, 7394th Munitions Support Squadron
  1987-1988, 10090, 2006th Communications Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Eagle Thrust
  1968-1969 Operation Ranch Hand
  1968-1969 Cam Ranh Air Base
  1969-1970 Bien Hoa Air Base
  1978-1978 Support of Belgian and French rescue operation (Zaire)
 Colleges Attended 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityUniversity of Maryland at College ParkUniversity of Maryland, European Division
  1961-1964, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University1
  1974-1976, University of Maryland at College Park
  1980-1982, University of Maryland, European Division
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-124 Globemaster II  C-133 Cargomaster II  C-141 Starlifter  C-130 Hercules  
A-37 Dragonfly  F-100 Super Sabre  C-123 Provider  C-118 Liftmaster  
C-131 Samaritan  C-135 Stratolifter  C-137 Stratoliner  E-4 Nightwatch  
HH-3/CH-3E  Jolly Green Giant  UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)  T-39 Sabreliner  T-29 Samaritan  
T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  C-130 Hercules  RF-4C  Phantom II  C-141 Starlifter  
C-5 Galaxy  
  1966-1968, C-124 Globemaster II
  1966-1968, C-133 Cargomaster II
  1966-1968, C-141 Starlifter
  1968-1969, C-130 Hercules
  1969-1970, A-37 Dragonfly
  1969-1970, F-100 Super Sabre
  1969-1970, C-123 Provider
  1970-1978, C-118 Liftmaster
  1970-1978, C-131 Samaritan
  1970-1978, C-135 Stratolifter
  1970-1978, C-137 Stratoliner
  1970-1978, E-4 Nightwatch
  1970-1978, HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant
  1970-1978, UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)
  1970-1978, T-39 Sabreliner
  1970-1978, T-29 Samaritan
  1970-1978, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1978-1980, C-130 Hercules
  1980-1983, RF-4C Phantom II
  1983-1985, C-141 Starlifter
  1983-1985, C-5 Galaxy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 01, 1988, Retired2
  Jun 05, 2016, General Photos1
  Jul 23, 2016, Forum Photos1
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