Encinas, Ruben L., SSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
25251-Weather Observer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Meteorological Services
Primary Unit
1967-1973, Air Weather Service
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
25210-Weather Observer Trainee
25231A-Apprentice Weather Observer
25271A-Weather Observer Technician
Service Years
1967 - 1973
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Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
National Rifle Association (NRA)Thailand-Laos-Cambodia BrotherhoodAir Weather AssociationAmerican Legion
Air Commando AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  1969, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2001, Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Brotherhood [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  2005, Air Weather Association
  2013, American Legion - Assoc. Page
  2014, Air Commando Association [Verified]
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired from Federal Civil Service with 40 years.  Most memorable:  QA Specialist Ammunition Surveillance (Dept of the Army Civilian) and National Weather Service at Stephenville, TX (Weather Radar/Upper Air Specialist)

I travel to places of my choice in my Lance trailer, do a lot of reloading and shooting, reading, genealogy, photography and whatever else I fancy.

Serve as a Campground Host Volunteer at Chaco Culture National Historic Park, NM and have also campground hosted at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, NM.

Have worked on three Archeaological Surveys in New Mexico as a metal detector specialist and cartridge identifier.

Other Comments:
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1967, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3703/1681
  1967, Basic Technical Training (Chanute, AFB, IL), 5700
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Technical Training Center - ChanuteWeather UnitsAir Weather Service10th Weather Squadron
56th Special Operations WingTask Force Alpha, 56th Special Operations Wing6th Weather Wing5th Weather Wing
Air Force Reserve Command
  1967-1967, 25210, 3345th Technical School, Technical Training Center - Chanute
  1967-1968, 25231A, 24th Weather Squadron
  1967-1973, Air Weather Service
  1969-1969, 25251, 10th Weather Squadron
  1969-1969, 25251, 56th Special Operations Wing
  1969-1969, 25251, Task Force Alpha, 56th Special Operations Wing
  1969-1971, 25251, 6th Weather Wing
  1970-1971, 25251, 5th Weather Wing
  1971-1973, 25271A, Detachment 2, 16th Weather Squadron
  1974-1977, 25271A, Air Force Reserve Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
El Paso Community CollegeTarleton State University
  1974-1979, El Paso Community College
  1982-1985, Tarleton State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  A-26 (B-26) Invader  OV-10 Bronco  O-2 Skymaster  
  1969-1969, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
  1969-1969, A-26 (B-26) Invader
  1969-1969, OV-10 Bronco
  1969-1969, O-2 Skymaster
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