McGuire, Richard, CMSgt

Aircraft Maintenance
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43200-Aircraft Maintenance Manager
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1986-2003, 2A3X0, 433d Airlift Wing
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43131A-Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic
43131A-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
43151A-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
43171A-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
43290-Aircraft Engine Superintendent
43191-Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent
2A3X0-Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor
Service Years
1966 - 2003
Chief Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Tactical Air Command Military Airlift Command Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Post 1406, Dorie Miller Memorial Post
  1986, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1406, Dorie Miller Memorial Post (Dallas, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Photo Album   (More...

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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)
Logistics (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Basic Military Training (Amarillo AFB, TX), 3328/0019
  1966, USAAF Recruit Training (Sheppard Field, TX), 3786
 Unit Assignments
US Air ForceAir Training Command75th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing606th Air Commando Squadron
609th Air Commando Squadron349th Military Airlift Wing, Associate945th Organizational Maintenance Squadron433d Airlift Wing
  1966-1966, 14th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy
  1966-1966, 43131A, Headquarters, Air Training Command
  1966-1967, 43131A, 75th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1967-1967, 43151A, 606th Air Commando Squadron
  1967-1968, 609th Air Commando Squadron
  1968-1974, 43171A, 604th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1974-1986, 43290, 349th Military Airlift Wing, Associate
  1974-1986, 43191, 945th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1986-2003, 2A3X0, 433d Airlift Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1965-1973 Operation Tiger Hound
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground Campaign (1968)/Operation Pegasus / Lam Son 207
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground Campaign (1968)/Operation Delaware / Lam Son 216
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground Campaign (1968)/Battle of Khe Sanh
 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 were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are 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?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
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 
Solano Community CollegeSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1973-1975, Solano Community College
  1974-1977, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1983-1985, Southern California University of Professional Studies
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  U-3 Blue Canoe  C-118 Liftmaster  T-28 Trojan  
A-26 (B-26) Invader  C-123 Provider  C-9 Nightingale  C-121 Constellation  
HC-130 Hercules  KC-135 Stratotanker  KC-97 Stratotanker  C-133 Cargomaster II  
C-141 Starlifter  C-124 Globemaster II  A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  C-5 Galaxy  
  1966-1967, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1966-1967, U-3 Blue Canoe
  1966-1967, C-118 Liftmaster
  1966-1967, T-28 Trojan
  1967-1968, A-26 (B-26) Invader1
  1967-1968, C-123 Provider
  1968-1974, C-9 Nightingale
  1968-1974, C-121 Constellation
  1968-1974, HC-130 Hercules
  1968-1974, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1968-1974, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1968-1974, C-133 Cargomaster II
  1968-1974, C-141 Starlifter
  1968-1974, C-124 Globemaster II
  1968-2003, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
  1969-1974, C-124 Globemaster II
  1974-2003, C-5 Galaxy1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 30, 2013, General Photos3
 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I retired completely from service July 2003, and living the dream of doing all the things I wanted too in Retirement with my Familly
Other Comments:
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