Fields, John, MSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
73290-Personnel Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Human Resources
Primary Unit
1974-1976, 73290, 3415th Air Base Group
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
73230-Apprentice Personnel Specialist
73250B-Personnel Specialist
73250-Personnel Specialist
73270A-Personnel Technician
73270-Personnel Supervisor
Service Years
1955 - 1976
Voice Edition
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

US Pacific Command Strategic Command Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Air Force Retired

Air Training Command Instructor (post-1966)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration

Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
91st Stratigic Reconnaissance Wing AssociationNon Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Veterans of Underage Military ServiceChapter 12
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Catholic War Veterans of the USAChapter 392American Cold War Veterans
Post 1383, Pelican PostAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  1955, 91st Stratigic Reconnaissance Wing Association [Verified]
  1975, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1991, Veterans of Underage Military Service
  2010, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 12 (Treasurer) (Klamath Falls, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Catholic War Veterans of the USA - Assoc. Page
  2013, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 392 (Life member) (Portland, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, American Cold War Veterans
  2015, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1383, Pelican Post (Member) (Klamath Falls, Oregon) - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Actually retired.; I find and restore classic cars, also collect anything to do with the gasoline and oil industry. I have several vintage cars and a building full of old gas pumps, oil cans, and signs, etc.
Other Comments:
I enjoyed being my own boss for a number of years. I had several business doing upholstery, commercial, auto, and furniture.
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 Ribbon Bar

Manpower and Personnel (Master)
Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1955, Basic Military Training (Parks AFB, CA), 43811
  1955, Basic Military Training (Parks AFB, CA), 3275/438
  1955, Basic Military Training (Parks AFB, CA), 3275/4381
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Training UnitsAir Base Units91st Tactical Reconnaissance SquadronStrategic Air Command (SAC)
91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, MediumHospital, Clinic and Dispensary UnitsCombat Support UnitsAir University
AFROTC (Cadre) Det 695 University of Portland305th Air Base Squadron305th Bombardment Wing, Medium377th Combat Support Group - Quick Turners
United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)7th Air Force27th Combat Support GroupTactical Air Command (TAC)
AFROTC (Cadre) Det 895 Central Washington University49th Combat Support GroupAir Education and Training Command3415th Air Base Group
  1955-1956, 3275th Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1956-1956, 801st Air Base Group
  1956-1957, 73250B, 91st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1956-1957, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1956-1957, 73230, 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Medium
  1957-1958, 73250, 4233rd USAF Hospital
  1958-1961, 3973rd Combat Support Group
  1960-1965, Air University
  1961-1964, 73250, AFROTC (Cadre) Det 695 University of Portland
  1965-1966, 73270A, 305th Air Base Squadron
  1965-1966, 73270, 305th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1966-1967, 377th Combat Support Group - Quick Turners
  1966-1967, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1966-1967, 7th Air Force
  1966-1967, 377th Combat Support Group - Quick Turners
  1967-1969, 73270, 27th Combat Support Group
  1968-1969, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1969-1972, 73270, AFROTC (Cadre) Det 895 Central Washington University
  1971-1974, 49th Combat Support Group
  1972-1974, 49th Combat Support Group
  1974-1976, 73290, Air Education and Training Command
  1974-1976, 73290, 3415th Air Base Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1966-1967 Vietnam War1
 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?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
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 Maryland, Rota, SpainMultnomah University, Portland, ORUniversity of PortlandWashington State University
  1958-1958, University of Maryland, Rota, Spain
  1961-1961, Multnomah University, Portland, OR
  1961-1962, University of Portland
  1969-1974, Washington State University
  1977-1983, Oregon Institute of Technology
  1979-1983, Oregon Institute of Technology
 My Aircraft/Missiles
HH-1N Huey  CH-53 Sikorsky Helicopter  AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
  1966-1967, HH-1N Huey
  1966-1967, CH-53 Sikorsky Helicopter
  1966-1976, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 22, 2012, General Photos12
  Jan 30, 2013, Forum Photos7
  Feb 17, 2013, Message Photos1
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