Flores, Gilberto, CMSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
39190-Maintenance Analysis Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1984-1987, 39190, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
39150-Maintenance Analysis Specialist
39170-Maintenance Analysis Technician
Service Years
1961 - 1987
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition
Chief Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
American Veterans (AMVETS)Chapter 1Air Force Association (AFA)Air Commando Association
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Post 132Chapter 23Armed Forces Top Enlisted Association (AFTEA)
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  1994, American Veterans (AMVETS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), Chapter 1 (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
  1997, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1998, Air Commando Association
  2003, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, American Legion, Post 132 (President) (Orange, California) - Chap. Page
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 23 (Treasurer) (Santa Ana, California) - Chap. Page
  2009, Armed Forces Top Enlisted Association (AFTEA)
  2010, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Happy retired.  Working with several Veterans Service Organizations on behalf of Veterans and their families.  This is now my main focus. 
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)
Maintenance (Master)
USAF Individual Rifle (Bronze)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1961, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 1043
 Unit Assignments
6595th Aerospace Test Wing315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier340th Bombardment Wing, Heavy22nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
4133rd Bombardment Wing (Provisional)40th Tactical Group67th Tactical Reconnaissance WingSchool Assignments
388th Tactical Fighter Wing351st Missile Wing - Whiteman Warchiefs6100th Logistics Support Squadron62nd Military Airlift Wing
Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1961-1964, 6595th Aerospace Test Wing
  1964-1965, 315th Air Commando Group, Troop Carrier
  1965-1966, 340th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1966-1969, 22nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1969-1969, 4133rd Bombardment Wing (Provisional)
  1969-1973, 39150, 40th Tactical Group
  1973-1974, 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1974-1974, 39170, NCO Academy - Barksdale AFB
  1974-1975, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1975-1979, 351st Missile Wing - Whiteman Warchiefs
  1979-1982, 6100th Logistics Support Squadron
  1982-1984, 62nd Military Airlift Wing
  1984-1987, 39190, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1960-1973 Vietnam War1
  1964-1965 Vietnam War
  1969-1969 Operation Arc Light
 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.
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?
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 
University of Maryland University CollegeCommunity College of the Air ForceEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  1973-1974, University of Maryland University College
  1975-1976, Community College of the Air Force
  1986-1989, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  1989-1992, West Coast University1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  C-141 Starlifter  C-17 Globemaster III  
KC-10 Extender  KC-135 Stratotanker  
  1964-1965, C-123 Provider1
  1966-1970, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1982-1984, C-141 Starlifter
  1987-1988, C-17 Globemaster III
  1998-2000, KC-10 Extender
  2000-2002, KC-135 Stratotanker
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Poster Photos4
  Aug 05, 2013, General Photos10
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