Hoal, Earl, TSgt

Fire Protection
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
57170-Fire Protection Supervisor
Current/Last AFSC Group
Fire Protection
Primary Unit
1976-1977, 57170, 366th Civil Engineer Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
57130-Apprentice Fire Protection Specialist
57130-Fire Protection Specialist
57150-Fire Protection Specialist
Service Years
1957 - 1977
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition
Technical Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired Air Force Fire Protection (Deputy Chief)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Kaman Rescue Pin (No Wings) US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

 Military Association Memberships
Pedro Rescue Helicopter AssociationUSAF RotorheadsAir Rescue AssociationAir Force Together We Served
Chapter 879American LegionPost 51, Ensign John R. Monaghan PostAFSA 1461
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2001, Pedro Rescue Helicopter Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, USAF Rotorheads
  2010, Air Rescue Association
  2010, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2011, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 879 (Spokane, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 51, Ensign John R. Monaghan Post (Spokane, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), AFSA 1461 (Executive Officer) (McCord AFB, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  8 Airmen Remembered
  • Baker, Billy, MSgt
  • Madak, Thomas, A1C, (1957-1963)
  • Mayberry, Roy, A2C, (1957-1961)
 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1957, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3723/13481
 Unit Assignments
Training UnitsStrategic Air Command (SAC)US Air Force96th Air Base Wing
92nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy72nd Bombardment WingF.E. Warren Air Force BaseUnited States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
6314th Civil Engineer Squadron437th Civil Engineering SquadronMilitary Airlift Command (MAC)Rescue Units
52nd Civil Engineer Squadron366th Civil Engineer Squadron
  1957-1958, 3720th Basic Military Training Squadron
  1958-1958, 57130, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1958-1958, 57130, 96th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1958-1958, 57130, 96th Air Base Wing
  1958-1959, 57150, 3926th Air Base Group
  1959-1962, 57150, 92nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1962-1966, 57150, 72nd Bombardment Wing
  1966-1967, 57150, F.E. Warren Air Force Base
  1967-1968, 57170, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1967-1968, 57170, 6314th Civil Engineer Squadron
  1968-1969, 57170, 437th Civil Engineering Squadron
  1968-1969, 57170, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1970-1970, 57170, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron/38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron Detachment 11
  1970-1972, 57170, 42nd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
  1973-1976, 57170, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron
  1976-1977, 57170, 366th Civil Engineer Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War - Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 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.
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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 My Aircraft/Missiles
HH-43 Huskie (Pedro)  HH-43 Huskie (Pedro)  
  1969-1972, HH-43 Huskie (Pedro)
  2003-2003, HH-43 Huskie (Pedro)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Vertical Pic1
  Pedro Reunion7
  My HH 43 B/F1
  Tom Whiteside1
  Tuy Hoa 19702
  Three roommates at Tuy Hoa 1970
  Mar 26, 2011, Seaside Oregon1
  Jul 11, 2011, Bike Ride1
  Mar 24, 2012, Forum Photos665
  Apr 13, 2012, mini reunion10
  May 27, 2012, General Photos86
  May 28, 2012, 100-19982
  Jul 15, 2014, Message Photos2
 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Ater 20 years in the USAF and 21 years working for US Postal Service I am fully retired and living in Spokane Wa.
I enjoy riding bicycles and try to ride at least once a week with my wife and a number of friends, some who I have known for a while and some I have meet through riding. I also enjoy cooking and grilling, I'm not very good but most everything I cook gets eaten.
Other Comments:
I spend my time working in the yard and around the house plus doing the honey do's as they come up.I spend a lot of time at TWS and other sites looking for and finding people from the past. I have traveled to all 50 states.  As of June 2017 my wife and I have traveled to 45 of the 50 states plus Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. At the present time we are planning a trip on the Rhine River from  Switzerland to Amsterdam.

Family Members Remembered:
William Reilly Hoal:  PO 3rd Class USN, Samoa Islands,Philippines, WW I I
DOB: 30 Jan, 1907

Lawrence Everette Hoal: SSgt 3rd US Army,  France, Germany, Luxenburg and Austria, WW I I
Bronze Star, Purple Heart, European-African Campaign Medal W/ 4 Service Stars, and Combat
Infantry Badge.
DOB: 31 July 1916

Robert Trent Hoal: US Army

Jerry Lynn Hoal:Machinest Mate 1st Class USN, Great lakes Naval Station, San Diego, and Viet Nam (Tonkin Gulf) Missle Destrory Richmond K Turner.

Father in Law:
James Rettig Barber Lt USN, Norfolk, Great Lakes and, Farragut Naval Stations WW I I
DOB: July 21 1912
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