Bowers, Jesse, Jr., MSgt

Command and Control
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
27670-Aerospace Control and Warning Systems Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1973-1979, 27670, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
27330-Apprentice Aircraft Control and Warning Operator
27350-Aircraft Control and Warning Operator
27350B-Aircraft Control and Warning Operator
27350A-Aircraft Control and Warning Operator
27370-Aircraft Control and Warning Operator
Service Years
1955 - 1979
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

NORAD Command Badge Combat Crew Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Chapter 1Post 1Chapter 26Dept of Colorado
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Sampson Air Force Base Veterans AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2004, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), Chapter 1 (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
  2005, American Legion, Post 1 (Vice President) (Denver, Colorado) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2005, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 26 (Colorado Springs, Colorado) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of Colorado (Lakewood, Colorado) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Remembrance Profiles -  11 Airmen Remembered
  • Barnes, Kenneth, Sgt
  • Betts, Jim, SSgt
  • Ennis, Carl, Capt
  • Josef, Richard, Maj
  • King, John, SMSgt
  • Kisgen, Michael, 1st Lt
  • Ponce, Richard, Sgt
  • Schultz, John, CWO3
  • Smith, Anthony, A1C
  • Trotsky, Herbert, Maj
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Command and Control (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1955, Basic Military Training (Sampson AFB, NY), 3657/4614
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Sampson Air Force Base757th Radar Squadron919th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron763rd Radar Squadron
616th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron759th Radar Squadron680th Radar SquadronDepartment of Defense (DOD)
621st Tactical Control Squadron3625th Technical Training Squadron (Cadre)Detachment 1, 623rd Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron1st Aerospace Control Squadron
Air Defense Command (ADC)North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
  1955-1955, 27330, Sampson Air Force Base
  1955-1956, 27330, 757th Radar Squadron
  1956-1957, 27350, 919th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  1957-1962, 27350B, 763rd Radar Squadron
  1962-1964, 27350A, 616th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  1964-1966, 27350A, 759th Radar Squadron
  1966-1967, 27350A, 680th Radar Squadron
  1967-1968, 27350, Department of the Air Force, Pentagon
  1967-1968, 621st Tactical Control Squadron
  1968-1969, 27370, 3625th Technical Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1970-1971, 27370, Detachment 1, 623rd Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  1971-1972, 27670, 1st Aerospace Control Squadron
  1972-1973, 27670, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1973-1979, 27670, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1973 Operation Arc Light
  1967-1967 Vietnam Air Offensive Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Rolling Thunder IV
  1967-1967 Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II Campaign (1967-68)
 Colleges Attended 
Community College of the Air Force
  1977-1980, Community College of the Air Force
  1980-1983, Regis College1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
RB-66 Destroyer  F-102 Delta Dagger  AIM-4 Falcon Missile  F-86 Sabre  
T-39 Sabreliner  MIG-17 Fresco  F-104 Starfighter  AIM-9 Sidewinder  
F-89 Scorpion  AIR-2A Genie  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  SR-71 Black Bird  
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  F-106 Delta Dart  CIM-10  BOMARC Missile  F-101 Voodoo  
A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  AC-47 Spooky/Puff  U-2 Dragon Lady  AIM-7 Sparrow Missile  
EC-130E ABCCC  AC-130A Gunship  EC-121D Big Eye/College Eye  EF-111 Raven  
HH-53 Sikorsky (Super Jolly Green Giant)  KC-135 Stratotanker  RF-4C  Phantom II  
  1062-1964, RB-66 Destroyer
  1958-1967, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1958-1967, AIM-4 Falcon Missile
  1962-1964, F-86 Sabre
  1962-1964, T-39 Sabreliner
  1962-1964, MIG-17 Fresco
  1962-1966, F-104 Starfighter
  1962-1968, AIM-9 Sidewinder
  1964-1966, F-89 Scorpion
  1964-1967, AIR-2A Genie
  1964-1967, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1964-1971, SR-71 Black Bird
  1964-1971, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1965-1967, F-106 Delta Dart
  1966-1967, CIM-10 BOMARC Missile
  1966-1967, F-101 Voodoo
  1967-1968, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
  1967-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
  1967-1968, U-2 Dragon Lady
  1967-1968, AIM-7 Sparrow Missile
  1967-1968, EC-130E ABCCC
  1967-1968, AC-130A Gunship
  1967-1968, AC-47 Spooky/Puff
  1967-1968, EC-121D Big Eye/College Eye
  1967-1968, EF-111 Raven
  1967-1968, HH-53 Sikorsky (Super Jolly Green Giant)
  1967-1968, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1967-1968, RF-4C Phantom II
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