Capps, William, TSgt

Electronics Maintenance
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
30474-Ground Radio Communications Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
Electronics Maintenance
Primary Unit
1972-1977, 30474, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC)/Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
92210-Personal Equipment Helper
92230-Apprentice Personal Equipment Specialist
92250B-Aircrew Life Support Specialist
92250-Personal Equipment Specialist
92250-Protective Equipment Specialist
92250A-Personal Equipment Specialist
92270-Personal Equipment Supervisor
92270-Protective Equipment Supervisor
30434-Ground Radio Communications Equipment Repairman
Service Years
1954 - 1977
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Technical Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)Post 4093, Carleton PostThe Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)Air Force Together We Served
Post 225Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  1978, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) [Verified]3 - Assoc. Page
  1979, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4093, Carleton Post (Carleton, Michigan) [Verified]21 - Chap. Page
  1985, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
  2011, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2014, American Legion, Post 225 (Vice President) (Lansing, Michigan) - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
100% Retired
Other Comments:
  After I retired in 1977, I attended ST. Clair County Community College and Majored in Electronic Technology.  I completed my associate degree studies in 1 year and graduated cum laude.  While attending school I helped teach some of the courses I was taking and also tutored several students.
  In 1978,  I was hired by Detroit Edison as a Startup Test Technician at Fermi II Nuclear Power Plant.  I directed instrument repairmen in instrument calibration, repair and Startup systems testing.  I also wrote initial procedures for calibrating instrument and control loops.
  In 1983, as an Engineering Technician, I was the Instrument And Control Procedure Coordinator.  I reviewed Surveillance Procedures, scheduled the rewriting of Procedures and implemented Procedures by performing Initial tests and calibrations of Instrument and Control Systems. 

  In 1987, as a Senior Engineering Technician, I worked in Plant Safety as an Operating Experience Coordinator. In that position I reviewed Nuclear Power Plant Operating Experience Reports (OER) to determine applicability to Fermi.  If found to be applicable,  any corrective actions that were found to be needed, were taken to avoid similar occurences at Fermi.  I also input OER information into data bases and maintained files.

  In 1993, I retired from Detroit Edison.  I  had, by then, had two silent heart attacks that caused major damage to my heart muscle.  This left me with only one functioning artery and no possibility of correction with bypass surgery.

  After retiring from DTE, I was hired by Target as a Building  Specialist.  I was in charge of all store maintenance.  This included lighting, wiring, painting and repairing of all store equipment.  I also wrote preventive maintenace procedures for items such as the Store Emergency Generator and Trash Compactor.

 In 1998, I retired from Target and have remained retired.          
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1954, Basic Military Training (Sampson AFB, NY), 3659/32837
 Unit Assignments
Training UnitsAir Force Bases/ Installations3505th Pilot Training Squadron28th Operations Support Squadron
Ellsworth Air Force Base4th Strategic Support Squadron339th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron4th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
39th Air Division551st Operations Squadron551st Supply Squadron317th Supply Squadron
US Air Force513th Supply SquadronSupply Units316th Tactical Airlift Wing
38th Troop Carrier Squadron38th Tactical Airlift Squadron36th Tactical Airlift Squadron3394th Student Squadron
780th Air Defense Group1131st USAF Special Activities Squadron/1131st USAF Special Activities Squadron Detachment 11American Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN)Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC)/Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE)
  1954-1955, 92210, 3358th Student Squadron
  1954-1955, 92210, Stead Air Force Base
  1955-1956, 92230, 3505th Pilot Training Squadron
  1956-1956, 92250B, 28th Operations Support Squadron
  1956-1957, 92250A, Ellsworth Air Force Base
  1956-1957, 92250, 4th Strategic Support Squadron
  1957-1957, 92250, 339th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1957-1960, 92250, 4th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1957-1961, 92250, Misawa Air Base
  1960-1961, 92250, 39th Air Division
  1961-1962, 92250A, 551st Operations Squadron
  1962-1963, 92250A, 551st Supply Squadron
  1963-1964, 92250A, 317th Supply Squadron
  1964-1965, 92250, 7333rd Air Transport Squadron
  1965-1966, 92250, 513th Supply Squadron
  1966-1966, 92250, 7333rd Combat Support Group
  1966-1967, 92270, 4500th Supply Squadron
  1966-1970, 92270, 316th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1967-1967, 92270, 38th Troop Carrier Squadron
  1967-1969, 92270, 38th Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1969-1970, 92270, 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1970-1970, 30434, 3406th Student Squadron
  1970-1970, 30434, 3394th Student Squadron
  1970-1971, 30474, 780th Air Defense Group
  1971-1972, 30474, 1131st USAF Special Activities Squadron/1131st USAF Special Activities Squadron Detachment 11
  1971-1972, 30474, American Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN)
  1972-1977, 30474, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC)/Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground Campaign (1968)8
  1971-1972 Vietnam War - Commando Hunt VII Campaign (1971-72)4
 Colleges Attended 
Air UniversitySt. Clair County Community CollegeUniversity of Toledo
  1962-1966, Air University10
  1977-1978, St. Clair County Community College2
  1978-1979, University of Toledo
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-28 Trojan  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  C-124 Globemaster II  
C-45 Expeditor  B-36 Peacemaker  F-86 Sabre  C-119 Flying Boxcar  
F-102 Delta Dagger  H-19 Chickasaw  EC-121H Warning Star  HH-3/CH-3E  Jolly Green Giant  
C-54 Skymaster  C-130 Hercules  C-141 Starlifter  
  1955-1955, T-28 Trojan
  1955-1955, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1955-1956, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1956-1956, C-124 Globemaster II
  1956-1956, C-45 Expeditor
  1956-1957, B-36 Peacemaker
  1957-1959, F-86 Sabre
  1957-1959, C-119 Flying Boxcar
  1959-1960, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1959-1960, H-19 Chickasaw
  1961-1963, EC-121H Warning Star
  1962-1964, HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant
  1963-1965, C-54 Skymaster
  1966-1970, C-130 Hercules
  1973-1976, C-141 Starlifter
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