Arrington, Joe Lamar, CMSgt

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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
81100-Security Police Manager
Last AFSC Group
Security Police
Primary Unit
1981-1984, 81100, 16th Air Force
Service Years
1958 - 1984
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Chief Master Sergeant

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CMSgt Walter M. Stolpa, Jr. (Bud) to remember Arrington, Joe Lamar, CMSgt USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Chickamauga, Georgia

Date of Passing
May 18, 2004
Location of Interment
Chattanooga National Cemetery - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Force Air Police Badge (1960-1966) Air Force Air Police Air Force Retired Air Force Security Police Badge (1960-1966)

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Security Forces Association
  1985, Air Force Security Forces Association

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
When Joe retired he and Trudy relocated to historical National Battlefield town of Chickamauga, Georgia.  Trudy says they were driving through this town and decided they liked it enough to retire there. They bought an old dilapidated home and renovated it into a beautiful home.  When Joe retired he went to work at the nuclear power plant outside Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Just as I did during my nuclear power security job he became disallusioned with the program.  Being an IG inspector I am sure he detected vulnerabilities and management just didn't want to hear about them.    After that Joe went to work as a corrections officer in a penal institution and ended up running the prison store......
Other Comments:
Joe Arrington was our Chief at Zaragoza Air Base in Spain.  He eventually left us for a position with the USAFE IG Team and later to the 16th AF SP at Torrejon AB, Spain.  He and Trudy were wonderful people and many years after retirement we remained in contact.  Joe passed away in 2004 but his spirit lives on.  Trudy his widow hosted a mini reunion at their home in Chickamauga, Georgia in 2008 and again in 2010.  Joe's military marker says it all "Faithful to God and his Country".  Rest in Peace Joe and keep me in mind when you have a vacancy on your duty roster.
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Security Police (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1956, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
366th Air Police Squadron, Air Police Units4138th Combat Defense Squadron3906th Combat Support GroupStrategic Air Command (SAC)
22nd Combat Defense Squadron1141st USAF Special Activities Squadron 1002nd Security Police Squadron432nd Security Police Squadron
5th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron4787th Air Base GroupAir Defense Command (ADC)406th Tactical Fighter Training Wing (Staff)
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)16th Air Force
  1957-1957, 77130, 366th Air Police Squadron, Air Police Units
  1957-1962, 77150A, 4138th Combat Defense Squadron
  1962-1962, 77170, 3906th Combat Support Group
  1962-1963, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1962-1967, 77170, 22nd Combat Defense Squadron
  1967-1970, 81190, Detachment 4, 1141st USAF Special Activities Squadron
  1970-1970, 81190, 1002nd Security Police Squadron
  1971-1972, 432nd Security Police Squadron
  1972-1974, 811X2, Detachment 1, 5th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1974-1977, 81190, 4787th Air Base Group
  1974-1977, 81190, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1977-1979, 81190, 406th Tactical Fighter Training Wing (Staff)
  1979-1981, 81100, Heaquarters Inspector General (HQ USAFE IG)
  1981-1984, 81100, 16th Air Force
 My Aircraft/Missiles
KC-97 Stratotanker  B-47 Stratojet  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  F-4 Phantom  
T-28 Trojan  F-102 Delta Dagger  F-106 Delta Dart  F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle  
F-16 Fighting Falcon  KC-135 Stratotanker  
  1962-1962, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1962-1963, B-47 Stratojet
  1962-1967, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1971-1972, F-4 Phantom
  1971-1972, T-28 Trojan
  1971-1972, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1974-1976, F-106 Delta Dart
  1978-1979, F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle
  1978-1979, F-16 Fighting Falcon
  1978-1979, KC-135 Stratotanker
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 01, 1984, Retired2
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