Smith, Randy, A1C

Aircraft Maintenance
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Airman 1st Class E-4
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43151A-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1964-1965, 43151A, 7310th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43131A-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Service Years
1962 - 1965
Foreign Language(s)
Airman 1st Class E-4

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)AF303Government Vacation Rewards
  2008, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Air Force Association (AFA), AF303 (Chapter President) (Orlando, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2016, Government Vacation Rewards [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After discharge I worked on airplanes (mostly Navy sub-chasers i.e. P5M ) for about 18 months at a plant in St. Augustine , Florida. Then I sold insurance, and later I went to work with the electric department of the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Retired from the Jacksonville Electric Authory, the local power company, and lived in Orlando, Florida for about four years. I worked part-time at Walt Disney World in the attraction called "One Man's Dream". It's about the history of Walt Disney. I had the chance to meet guests from all over the world, and keep my German language skills active by speaking to German speaking guests. I am also learning Spanish and so the opportunity to practice speaking Spanish was a daily possibility. I enjoyed it very much. We recently moved to Brunswick , Georgia. My wife and I are still "seasonal" employees at Disney so we can work a few days when we want to "change the pace" of our retirement.
I still look up to watch airplanes overhead, and especially love to hear the sound of a reciprocating engine. I attend airshows whenable possible and still have a love and fasination with aircraft.
Other Comments:
I would love to correspond with any Airman who served at Rhein-Main Airbase in Germany, particularly during the period 1962 to 1965. I was a flight-line mechanic and crew chief on C-54's. I had the opportunity to fly to many countries in Europe and loved my time in Germany.
Please write to me via the e-mail address if you were in Germany, or know someone who was there while I was stationed there. thanks.
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  1964-1965, 43151A, 7310th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Airman 1st Class E-4
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7310th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Unit Page
Airman 1st Class E-4
43151A-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Rhein-Main Air Base
Germany, West
 7310th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Details

7310th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Combat - Maintenance
Parent Unit
Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Units
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2015
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Michael T. Murray Alfredo Valdez Phillip Sherman Patrick Stefano Wayne Sears

Best Moment
making E-4; achieving "Flight Crew Status"; being a Crew Chief


Worst Moment
I had a complete engine failure far from home base on my first flight as Crew Chief, and abandoned by pilots with instructions to "call us when it's fixed". A real test of my technical prepareness and ability to find /use resources at another Air Base. A complete engine change with minimum assistance did wonders for my confidence.

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