Carle, Richard, Maj

Air Operations
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1545A-Air Operations Officer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Primary Unit
1958-1961, 77150, 7100th Air Police Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
77130-Apprentice Air Policeman
77150-Air Policeman
Service Years
1954 - 1974

 Official Badges 

Military Airlift Command United States Air Forces Europe Combat Crew Air Force Air Police Badge (1960-1966)

Air Force Retired Mishap-Free Flying Hour Award 5,000 Hrs Air Police Arm Brassard Air Commando

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge C-5 Galaxy 1000 Hour C-5 Galaxy 2000 Hour C-141 Starlifter 1000 Hour

C-141 Starlifter 2000 Hour C-141 Starlifter 5000 Hour

 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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Navigator Observer (Senior)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1954, Basic Military Training (Parks AFB, CA), 3277/06
  1961, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Lackland AFB, TX), 51
 Unit Assignments
School AssignmentsUS Air Force7100th Air Police Squadron3565th Navigator Training Wing
44th Air Transport Squadron4th Air Commando Squadron3rd Military Airlift Squadron
  1955-1955, 77130, Air Base Defense School, Parks AFB, CA
  1955-1958, 77150, 9th Air Police Squadron
  1955-1958, 77150, 9th Air Police Squadron
  1958-1961, 77150, 7100th Air Police Squadron
  1962-1963, 3565th Navigator Training Wing
  1963-1967, 1545A, 44th Air Transport Squadron
  1967-1968, 1545A, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1968-1974, 1545A, 3rd Military Airlift Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Pleiku Air Base
  1967-1968 Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II Campaign (1967-68)
  1973-1973 Operation Nickel Grass (Israel)
 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.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation 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 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 helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
American River College, SacramentoCalifornia State University, Sacramento
  1974-1975, American River College, Sacramento
  1975-1976, California State University, Sacramento
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-29 Samaritan  C-135 Stratolifter  C-141 Starlifter  AC-47 Spooky/Puff  
C-5 Galaxy  
  1962-1962, T-29 Samaritan
  1963-1964, C-135 Stratolifter
  1965-1971, C-141 Starlifter
  1967-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
  1971-1974, C-5 Galaxy1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 11, 2018, General Photos1
 Additional Information
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