Martin, Cary, MSgt

Command and Control
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
27490-Command Post Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1984-1986, 27490, 60th Military Airlift Wing
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
99000-Basic Airman
645X1-Materials Storage and Handling
64550-Inventory Management Specialist
64750-Materiel Facilities Specialist
11450 -Load Master Technician
11470-Load Master Supervisor
64770-Materiel Facilities Supervisor
27470-Command Post Technician
27490-Command and Control Superintendent
Service Years
1964 - 1988
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Tactical Air Command Military Airlift Command Pacific Air Forces

United States Air Forces Europe Combat Crew Air Force Retired 3 Strategic Air Command

Air Commando

 Unofficial Badges 

C-141 Starlifter 1000 Hour C-141 Starlifter 2000 Hour Cold War Medal First Sergeant

US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Commando AssociationSons of the American RevolutionAir Force Together We ServedAir Force Memorial (AFM)
57th Alumni AssociationPost 273
  2013, Air Commando Association [Verified]1
  2013, Sons of the American Revolution [Verified]2 - Assoc. Page
  2013, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, 57th Alumni Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, American Legion, Post 273 (Member) (Madeira Beach, Florida) - Chap. Page

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  4 Airmen Remembered
 Photo Album   (More...

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Aircrew Enlisted (Senior)
Command and Control (Senior)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 37061
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3706th Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)School Assignments3550th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing432nd Supply Squadron834th Supply SquadronTactical Air Command (TAC)
1st Air Commando Wing317th Air Commando SquadronAir Reserve Personnel CenterFormal Schools and Training Courses
18th Military Airlift Squadron - Blue Diamonds438th Military Airlift WingMilitary Airlift Command (MAC)443rd Technical Training Squadron (Cadre)
57th Military Airlift Training Squadron (Cadre)9th Military Airlift Squadron436th Supply Squadron60th Military Airlift Wing
22nd Air Force Command Post, Military Airlift Command (MAC)Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1964-1965, 99000, 3706th Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1965-1966, 64550, Air Training Command
  1965-1966, 64550, 3550th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)
  1966-1967, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1966-1967, 645X1, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1966-1967, 645X1, 432nd Supply Squadron
  1967-1967, 64750, 834th Supply Squadron
  1967-1968, 64750, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1967-1968, 64750, 1st Air Commando Wing
  1967-1968, 64550, 317th Air Commando Squadron
  1972-1975, 64550, Air Reserve Personnel Center
  1975-1975, Basic Loadmaster Course
  1975-1975, Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice Course
  1975-1978, 11450 , 18th Military Airlift Squadron - Blue Diamonds
  1975-1978, 11450 , 438th Military Airlift Wing
  1975-1986, 11470, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1978-1982, 11470, 443rd Technical Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1978-1982, 11470, 57th Military Airlift Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1982-1982, 11450 , 9th Military Airlift Squadron
  1982-1984, 64770, 436th Supply Squadron
  1984-1984, Command Post Apprentice Course
  1984-1986, 27490, 60th Military Airlift Wing
  1984-1986, 27490, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1984-1986, 27470, 22nd Air Force Command Post, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1986-1988, 27470, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
  1975-1978 Exercise Reforger
  1976-1976 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '76
  1976-1976 NEO - Operation Fluid Drive (Lebanon)
 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?
Did you encounter a situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility 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 was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
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?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount 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 
West Virginia UniversityMetropolitan State College of DenverUniversity of ColoradoCommunity College of the Air Force
Western Oklahoma State College
  1971-1972, West Virginia University
  1973-1974, Metropolitan State College of Denver
  1974-1974, University of Colorado
  1978-1980, Community College of the Air Force
  1978-1980, Western Oklahoma State College1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-38 Talon  T-37 Tweet  A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  RF-101C Voodoo  
RF-4C  Phantom II  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  F-102 Delta Dagger  F-4G Wild Weasel  
A-26 (B-26) Invader  C-123 Provider  AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger  AC-130A Gunship  
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  T-28 Trojan  U-10 Super Courier  C-141 Starlifter  
C-5 Galaxy  KC-10 Extender  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  KC-135 Stratotanker  
  1965-1966, T-38 Talon
  1965-1966, T-37 Tweet
  1966-1967, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
  1966-1967, RF-101C Voodoo
  1966-1967, RF-4C Phantom II
  1966-1967, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
  1966-1967, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1966-1967, F-4G Wild Weasel
  1967-1968, A-26 (B-26) Invader
  1967-1968, C-123 Provider
  1967-1968, AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger
  1967-1968, AC-130A Gunship
  1967-1968, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1967-1968, T-28 Trojan
  1967-1968, U-10 Super Courier
  1975-1982, C-141 Starlifter3
  1982-1982, C-5 Galaxy
  1986-1988, KC-10 Extender
  1986-1988, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1986-1988, KC-135 Stratotanker
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 30, 2013, General Photos108
  Sep 08, 2014, Forum Photos9
 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Enjoying retirement in sunny Florida
Other Comments:
I hear that some people have trouble adjusting to retirement but I'd like to assure my friends that no such problem has arisen here in Florida.  My wife and I both are enjoying this beautiful place.  10 or 15  minutes fom the beach, depending on how many lights you catch, with sunshine and blue skies about 11 months of the year.  Oranges growing in the back yard and no more scraping windshields. 

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