Dobson, W Dan, Capt

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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1744A-Weapons Controller
Current/Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1744A, 347th Tactical Fighter Wing
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
3-Student Officer Authorization
1741A-Weapons Controller
Service Years
1967 - 1972
Officer Collar Insignia

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post 6Delaware
  2010, American Legion, Post 6 (Member) (Seaford, Delaware) - Chap. Page
  2014, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Delaware (Director) (Wilmington, Delaware) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:



Other Comments:
Master of Air Defense- ADC- 1970-1972
Master of Air Defense- Instructor- 1970-1972
Blue Angel USAF Liasion Officer- 1968

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  1 Airman Remembered
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 Ribbon Bar

Weapons Director (Senior)
Aircrew Officer (basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Lackland AFB, TX), 67 I1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Officer Training School (OTS)30th Air Division347th Tactical Fighter Wing26th Air Division
  1967-1967, 3, 1st Squadron (Cadre), Officer Training School
  1967-1968, 1741A, 30th Air Division
  1968-1969, 1744A, 347th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1969-1972, 1744A, 26th Air Division
 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 
Western Maryland CollegeUniversity of BaltimoreUniversity of Maryland at College Park
  1961-1962, Western Maryland College
  1962-1963, University of Baltimore
  1963-1966, University of Maryland at College Park
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  KC-97 Stratotanker  C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  C-46 Commando  
F-102 Delta Dagger  F-4 Phantom  
  1967-1968, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1967-1968, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1968-1968, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1968-1969, C-46 Commando
  1969-1972, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1971-1972, F-4 Phantom
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 19, 2014, General Photos5
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