Rose, Leonard, CMSgt

Weapons and Munitions
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Life Member
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
46290-Weapons Maintenance Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1976-1978, 43191, 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
46230-Weapons Mechanic
46230-Apprentice Weapons Mechanic
46250-Weapons Mechanic
46270-Weapons Maintenance Technician
46070-Munitions and Weapons Maintenance Supervisor
46290-Munitions Maintenance Superintendent
43191-Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent
Service Years
1958 - 1978
Chief Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

US European Command Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Missileman (Master) NATO Badge

Tactical Air Command Pacific Air Forces United States Air Forces Europe Professional Military Education

Combat Crew Outstanding Airman Air Force Retired Air Commando

Armament Specialist

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Master Munitions

 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Distinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS)American LegionArmed Forces Top Enlisted Association (AFTEA)
Chapter 13Air Commando Association
  1968, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Distinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Armed Forces Top Enlisted Association (AFTEA)
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 13 (Lynnwood, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, Air Commando Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I retired from the USAF in 1978 and  the DOD/Treasury/State Departments Federal Law Enforcement Divisions (GS-13) in 1998. 

Since then I have been enjoying flying, boating, and building 1950's style hot rods. I also have some muscle/antique/classic cars, a Harley and a boat.  In my spare time I enjoy woodworking projects.  I also am doing a total remodel on my Lady friends house.  That's not as much fun as the other stuff though.

I stay in touch with comrades I was stationed with from 1960 to 1963 at RAF Sculthorpe, England and the 7108 TFW NJ ANG, (called-up during the Berlin Crisis) in France.

In 1962 many of the 47th Special Weapons personnel deployed to the four ANG bases in France (Chaumont, Chambley, Phalsburg and Etain) to relieve the ANG of their aircraft and send them home. The active duty unit was then designated the 366TFW and re-deployed to Holloman AFB, NM in 1963.  Many of the old 47th A&E personnel remained being assigned together well into the mid-sixties. 

Other Comments:
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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)
Maintenance (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1958, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 1273
  1958, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 504
 Unit Assignments
Air Defense Command (ADC)78th Fighter Wing47th Bombardment Wing, TacticalUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
3rd Air Force366th Tactical Fighter Wing - GunfightersTactical Air Command (TAC)49th Tactical Fighter Wing
14th Special Operations WingAir Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)4th Air Commando Squadron7th Air Force
32nd Fighter SquadronAllied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT)North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)380th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
Strategic Air Command (SAC)8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack10th Munitions Maintenance Squadron10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1958-1960, 46230, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1959-1960, 46230, 78th Fighter Wing
  1960-1962, 46250, 47th Bombardment Wing, Tactical
  1960-1963, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1961-1962, 46250, 3rd Air Force
  1962-1965, 46250, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
  1963-1965, 46270, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1965-1968, 46270, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1965-1968, 46270, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1968-1968, 46070, 14th Special Operations Wing
  1968-1969, 46270, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)
  1968-1969, 46270, 4th Air Commando Squadron
  1968-1974, 46290, 7th Air Force
  1969-1972, 46290, 32nd Fighter Squadron
  1969-1972, 46290, Allied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT)
  1969-1972, 46290, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  1972-1973, 46290, 380th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
  1972-1973, 46290, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1973-1974, 46290, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1974-1975, 46290, 10th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
  1976-1978, 43191, 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1961 Cold War Incident - Standoff at Checkpoint Charlie (East Germany)
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1965-1973 Operation Arc Light
  1967-1973 Young Tiger Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)/Battle of Khe Sanh
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)/Operation Napoleon / Saline
  1969-1969 Vietnam War - Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Eagle Pull (Cambodia)
 Colleges Attended 
San Francisco State UniversityCommunity College of the Air ForceUniversity of Maryland at College ParkUniversity of Delaware
University of ConnecticutFlorida Institute of TechnologyFlorida State UniversityMiddle Tennessee State University
  1959-1960, San Francisco State University
  1962-1976, Community College of the Air Force
  1965-1968, University of Maryland at College Park
  1986-1986, University of Delaware
  1987-1988, University of Connecticut
  1992-1992, Florida Institute of Technology
  1994-2003, Florida State University
  2001-2002, Middle Tennessee State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  F-104 Starfighter  F-101 Voodoo  F-89 Scorpion  
AIR-2A Genie  AIM-4 Falcon Missile  AIM-9 Sidewinder  B-66 Destroyer  
F-84 Thunderjet  AIM-7 Sparrow Missile  F-4 Phantom  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
F-4 Phantom  AC-47 Spooky/Puff  F-4 Phantom  F-111 Aardvark  
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  AC-130H/U Spectre/Spooky II  F-4 Phantom  F-5 Tiger II  
F-4 Phantom  
  1959-1959, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1959-1960, F-104 Starfighter
  1959-1960, F-101 Voodoo
  1959-1960, F-89 Scorpion
  1959-1967, AIR-2A Genie
  1959-1968, AIM-4 Falcon Missile
  1959-1974, AIM-9 Sidewinder
  1960-1962, B-66 Destroyer
  1962-1963, F-84 Thunderjet
  1963-1974, AIM-7 Sparrow Missile
  1963-1975, AIM-7 Sparrow Missile
  1964-1965, F-4 Phantom
  1965-1967, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
  1967-1968, F-4 Phantom
  1968-1969, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
  1969-1972, F-4 Phantom
  1972-1973, F-111 Aardvark
  1972-1973, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1973-1974, F-4 Phantom
  1973-1974, AC-130H/U Spectre/Spooky II
  1974-1978, F-4 Phantom
  1974-1978, F-5 Tiger II
  1974-1978, F-4 Phantom
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