Scoggins, David B, SMSgt

Air Operations
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
27190-Air Operations Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Primary Unit
1981-1983, 27190, Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC)/Air Force Flight Test Center Detachment 3
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
99000-Basic Airman
43231-Apprentice Reciprocating Engine Mechanic
43251-Reciprocating Engine Mechanic
43230-Apprentice Jet Engine Mechanic
43250-Jet Engine Mechanic
43270-Jet Engine Technician
43271-Reciprocating Engine Technician
43550C-Flight Engineer Specialist
113X0-Flight Engineer
27170-Air Operations Supervisor
Service Years
1961 - 1983
Senior Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Professional Military Education Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge C-141 Starlifter 1000 Hour C-141 Starlifter 2000 Hour Cold War Medal

Federation Des Combattants Allies En Europe Cold War Medal Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary


 Military Association Memberships
TWS Volunteer Profile Assistance Team (VPA)Air Force Memorial (AFM)Air Force TWS Advisory Group
  2013, TWS Volunteer Profile Assistance Team (VPA) [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force TWS Advisory Group [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Primarily working as VPA here at TWS. I love my job!! Trying to keep up with the Grandkids. Tyler is 23 and working at Fed Ex Ground. Amanda and Jacalyn are 19 and both working. Andrew is 16 and a Junior doing home schooling with K12. Faye is kept scrambling with running the girls to/from work, taking me to my Doctors appointments, going to therapy, shopping, etc. I also read a lot. Usually have several, mostly fiction, books availble. Just finished "The Haj" by James Michener. Things haven't changed in that part of the world in thousands of years. Wear compression stockings all day or put on my leg compressors in the evening when I'm done with TWS. Other than that, it's pretty quiet around the old homestead.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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Aircrew Enlisted (Senior)


 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1961, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3725/1711
 Unit Assignments
3725th  Basic Military Training SquadronTraining Units55th Organizational Maintenance SquadronForbes Air Force Base
497th Air Refueling WingField Maintenance UnitsPlattsburgh Air Force Base380th Field Maintenance Squadron
19th Air Refueling Squadron, MediumOtis Air Force Base463rd Field Maintenance SquadronAir Force Bases/ Installations
463rd Troop Carrier WingAir Force Bases/ Installations14th Field Maintenance SquadronUS Air Force
Professional Schools and Courses15th Military Airlift Squadron63rd Military Airlift Wing513th Tactical Airlift Wing
RAF Mildenhall306th Strategic Wing306th Strategic Wing379th Bombardment Wing
Wurtsmith Air Force Base - OSCAir Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC)Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC)
  1961-1961, 99000, 3725th Basic Military Training Squadron
  1961-1962, 43231, 3767th School Squadron
  1962-1963, 43251, 55th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1962-1963, 43251, Forbes Air Force Base
  1963-1964, 43251, 497th Air Refueling Wing
  1963-1964, 43251, 497th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1963-1964, 43251, Plattsburgh Air Force Base
  1964-1964, 43251, 380th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1964-1965, 43251, 19th Air Refueling Squadron, Medium
  1964-1965, 43251, Otis Air Force Base
  1965-1966, 43250, 463rd Field Maintenance Squadron
  1965-1966, 43230, Mactan Air Base
  1965-1966, 43250, 463rd Troop Carrier Wing
  1966-1969, 43270, Williams Air Force Base - IWA
  1966-1969, 43270, 3525th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1969-1969, 43271, 14th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1969-1969, 43271, Nha trang Air Base
  1969-1969, 43271, Phan Rang Air Base
  1969-1975, 113X0, Norton Air Force Base
  1970-1970, 43550C, Basic Flight Engineer Course
  1970-1974, 113X0, 15th Military Airlift Squadron
  1974-1975, 27170, 63rd Military Airlift Wing
  1975-1976, 27170, 513th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1975-1978, 27170, RAF Mildenhall
  1976-1978, 27170, 306th Strategic Wing
  1977-1978, 27170, 306th Strategic Wing
  1978-1981, 27190, 379th Bombardment Wing
  1978-1981, 27170, Wurtsmith Air Force Base - OSC
  1981-1983, 27190, Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC)
  1981-1983, 27190, Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC)/Air Force Flight Test Center Detachment 3
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1969-1969 Vietnam Air Offensive Phase IV Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War - Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign1
  1969-1969 Vietnam War - Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1973-1973 Training Exercise - Reforger (Reforger IV) '73
  1973-1973 Operation Nickel Grass (Israel)
 Reflections on Service
SMSgt
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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Michigan State UniversityCommunity College of the Air ForceUniversity of PhoenixHillsdale College
  1958-1958, Michigan State University
  1973-1978, Community College of the Air Force
  2001-2002, University of Phoenix
  2012-2012, Hillsdale College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
KC-97 Stratotanker  H-19 Chickasaw  C-124 Globemaster II  C-130 Hercules  
C-97 Stratofreighter  T-37 Tweety  T-38 Talon  F-5 Tiger II  
AC-47 Spooky/Puff  AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger  AC-123K Black Spot  O-2 Skymaster  
U-10 Super Courier  EC-47 Electric Goose/Goon  C-118 Liftmaster  C-141 Starlifter  
SR-71 Black Bird  RC-135 Cobra Ball  RC-135 V/W  KC-135 Stratotanker  
C-12 Huron  B-2 Spirit  
  1961-1965, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1962-1962, H-19 Chickasaw
  1963-1963, C-124 Globemaster II
  1965-1966, C-130 Hercules
  1966-1966, C-97 Stratofreighter
  1966-1969, T-37 Tweety
  1966-1969, T-38 Talon
  1966-1969, F-5 Tiger II
  1969-1969, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
  1969-1969, AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger
  1969-1969, AC-123K Black Spot
  1969-1969, O-2 Skymaster
  1969-1969, U-10 Super Courier
  1969-1969, EC-47 Electric Goose/Goon
  1969-1969, C-118 Liftmaster
  1969-1975, C-141 Starlifter
  1976-1978, SR-71 Black Bird
  1976-1978, RC-135 Cobra Ball
  1976-1978, RC-135 V/W
  1976-1981, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1981-1983, C-12 Huron
  1981-1983, Test Aircraft
  1983-1988, B-2 Spirit
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