Winter, Thomas E., CMSgt

Communications Systems
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
30100-Communications Electronic Systems Manager
Current/Last AFSC Group
Communications Systems
Primary Unit
1980-1983, 30100, 2160th Communications Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
30430-Apprentice Radio Relay Equipment Repairman
30450-Radio Relay Equipment Repairman
30470-Radio Relay Equipment Technician
30470-Radio Relay Equipment Maintenance Technician
30490-Ground Radio Communications Superintendent
30496-Ground Radio Communications Superintendent
Service Years
1953 - 1983
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Chief Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966)

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Force Association (AFA)American LegionNational Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS)Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  1975, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1986, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1992, National Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1994, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1953, Basic Military Training (Sampson AFB, NY)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
School Assignments1956th Communications Group727th Tactical Control Squadron601st Tactical Control Squadron
Training Units2146th Communications Group729th Tactical Control SquadronCommunications Units
1974th Communications Group601st Tactical Control Squadron3rd Combat Communications Group2130th Communications Group
Air Force Communications Service (AFCS)TUSLOG HQ2160th Communications Squadron
  1953-1954, 30430, Technical Training Group (Staff) Scott
  1954-1956, 30450, 1956th Communications Group
  1956-1957, 30450, 727th Tactical Control Squadron
  1957-1960, 30470, 601st Tactical Control Squadron
  1960-1963, 30470, 3400th Technical Training Group
  1963-1964, 30470, 2146th Communications Group
  1964-1965, 30470, 729th Tactical Control Squadron
  1965-1968, 30470, 1969th Communications Squadron
  1969-1969, 30490, 1974th Communications Group
  1969-1973, 30490, 601st Tactical Control Squadron
  1974-1974, 30490, NCO Academy - AFCS
  1974-1975, 30490, 3rd Combat Communications Group
  1975-1978, 30496, 2130th Communications Group
  1978-1979, 30496, Northern Communications Area
  1979-1980, 30100, TUSLOG Det 179, TUSLOG HQ
  1980-1983, 30100, 2160th Communications Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Operation Power Pack (Dominican Republic)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Air Force.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Air Force?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Southern MississippiAir UniversityUniversity of Maryland Far East DivisionUniversity of Maryland, European Division
City Colleges of Chicago
  1961-1963, University of Southern Mississippi
  1962-1962, Air University
  1963-1964, University of Maryland Far East Division
  1966-1976, University of Maryland, European Division
  1976-1977, City Colleges of Chicago
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