Braden, Courtland, Lt Col

Air Operations
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1495Z-Air Operations Officer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Primary Unit
1955-1957, 54630J, Lowry Air Force Base
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
63110-Fuel Specialist
56870A-Conventional Fuel
54630J-Liquid Fuel Systems Maintenance Specialist
Service Years
1951 - 1978
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

 Official Badges 

Supreme Headquarters Allied Forces Europe (SHAPE)

 Unofficial Badges 

E4 1000 Hours

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

ACCESS is Alternative Community Correctional Educational Service and Support.  This is for high school students who for various reasons have not be functioning properly in the regular high school program. 

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 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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Aviator (Command)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1951, USAAF Recruit Training (Fort Warren, WY)
  1951, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX)
  1957, Aviation Cadet Program (San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Air Training CommandUS Air ForceAir Force Bases/ InstallationsLowry Air Force Base
  1951-1952, Medical Service School (Staff)
  1952-1955, 63110, 45th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1955-1955, 56870A, Lake Charles Air Force Base
  1955-1957, 54630J, Lowry Air Force Base
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Air Force.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Maryland, European DivisionUniversity of Nebraska, OmahaUniversity of Southern California
  1952-1955, University of Maryland, European Division
  1961-1963, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  1975-1977, University of Southern California
  1980-1981, Simpson College, Redding California
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-34 Mentor  B-25 Mitchell  T-28 Trojan  B-47 Stratojet  
C-130 Hercules  O-1/L-19 Bird Dog  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  T-39 Sabreliner  
  1957-1957, T-34 Mentor
  1957-1957, T-34 Mentor
  1957-1958, B-25 Mitchell
  1957-1958, T-28 Trojan
  1958-1963, B-47 Stratojet
  1963-1967, C-130 Hercules
  1967-1968, O-1/L-19 Bird Dog
  1968-1973, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1968-1973, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1973-1975, T-39 Sabreliner
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 13, 2014, General Photos
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