DeAntonio, John, MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
30372-Aircraft Control and Warning Radar Technician
Last AFSC Group
Radar Maintenance
Primary Unit
1985-1988, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
Service Years
1966 - 1988
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition
Master Sergeant

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember DeAntonio, John (Tony ), MSgt USAF(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Charleston, SC
Last Address
Wilmington, NC

Date of Passing
Feb 27, 2013
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Post 10Dept of North CarolinaAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2009, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, American Legion, Post 10 (Vice President) ( Wilmington, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of North Carolina (Raleigh, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
After retiring in Oct. 1988 I took advantage of the GI Bill and went back to school full time to finish up my degree. Graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a BS in Business Management. Worked for Exide Electronics for 10 years as a Quality Assurance Inspector until they shipped the factory to Mexico. Thanks NAFTA! Worked for a short time for Chloride Electronics as a Lab Technician.(QA & Design/Testing) After that I went to Corning as a Shift Tech. Maintained, Repaired and Modified equipment that produced Optical Fiber. Decided to go to work for myself so I got my Real Estate Brokers license. That was fun and profitable until the bottom fell out. Now I am enjoying my retirement and doing all those little things I didn't have time for before. Fishing, scouring the beach with a metal detector, puttering around the house, and sitting in front of this %#&* computer.
Other Comments:
Married to the same wonderful woman for 44 years, four kids, two boys and two girls. Livining in Wilmington, NC. close to the beach where I can persue my favorite pastimes, fishing and bikini watching. My home town of Charleston, SC is a few hours down the road and Myrtle Beach is only an hour away.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3709/19697
 Unit Assignments
3709th  Basic Military Training SquadronTraining UnitsTechnical Training Center - Keesler765th Radar Squadron
Air Defense Command (ADC)792nd Radar Squadron505th Tactical Control Group620th Tactical Control Squadron
701st Air Defense SquadronAir Training CommandUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)601st Tactical Control Wing
603rd Tactical Control SquadronHahn Air Base780th Air Defense Group612th Tactical Control Flight
School AssignmentsAir Force Communications Command (AFCC)1849th Engineering Installation SquadronMinot Air Force Base
Air Force Bases/ InstallationsUS Air ForceAir Force Bases/ Installations4700th Air Defense Squadron (DEWLine Systems Office)
701st Radar SquadronTactical Air Command (TAC)
  1966-1966, 99000, 3709th Basic Military Training Squadron
  1966-1967, 3386th Student Squadron
  1966-1967, 30332, 3380th Technical School
  1967-1969, 30352, 765th Radar Squadron
  1967-1970, 30352, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1969-1970, 30352, 792nd Radar Squadron
  1970-1970, Technical Training Center - Keesler
  1970-1971, 30352, 505th Tactical Control Group
  1970-1971, 30352, 620th Tactical Control Squadron
  1971-1972, 30352, 701st Air Defense Squadron
  1972-1972, Field Training Detachment 510 (FTD 510)
  1972-1976, 30352, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1972-1976, 30352, 601st Tactical Control Wing
  1972-1976, 30352, 603rd Tactical Control Squadron
  1974-1974, 30352, Hahn Air Base
  1976-1977, 30352, 780th Air Defense Group
  1977-1977, 30352, 3380th Technical School
  1977-1982, 30372, 612th Tactical Control Flight
  1982-1982, 30372, NCO Academy - MAC
  1982-1982, 30372, Air Force Communications Command (AFCC)/Engineering Installation Division
  1982-1984, 30372, 1849th Engineering Installation Squadron
  1983-1983, 30372, Air Force Communications Command (AFCC)
  1983-1983, 30372, Minot Air Force Base
  1983-1983, 30372, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
  1983-1984, 30372, Osan Air Base
  1984-1984, 30372, McChord Air Force Base
  1984-1985, 30372, 4700th Air Defense Squadron (DEWLine Systems Office)
  1985-1988, 30372, 701st Radar Squadron
  1985-1988, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War - Southwest Monsoon Campaign (1970)/Operation Kingpin (Son Tay Prison Raid)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War - Commando Hunt V Campaign (1970-71)1
  1973-1973 Training Exercise - Reforger (Reforger IV) '73
  1975-1975 Exercise Reforger
  1977-1977 Exercise Reforger
  1978-1978 Training Exercise - Reforger '78
 Colleges Attended 
The CitadelGolden Gate UniversityUniversity of Maryland, European DivisionCity Colleges of Chicago
University of Maryland, European DivisionCommunity College of the Air ForcePikes Peak Community CollegeEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  1969-1970, The Citadel1
  1971-1972, Golden Gate University1
  1972-1976, University of Maryland, European Division1
  1975-1976, City Colleges of Chicago
  1977-1982, University of Maryland, European Division
  1980-1986, Community College of the Air Force1
  1980-1982, Pikes Peak Community College1
  1986-1987, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University1
  1988-1990, University of North Carolina at Wilmington3
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)  
  1971-1982, C-130 Hercules
  1979-1979, A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
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