Taylor, Richard, MSgt

Aircraft Maintenance
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43191-Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1978-1983, 43191, 47th Air Division
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43131E-Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic
43010-Aircraft Maintenance Helper
43151E-Aircraft Mechanic
43151E-Aircraft Engine Mechanic
43171E-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1963 - 1983
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal SAC Master Technician Master Crew Chief Munitions Recovery Team Chief

US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) KC-135 2000 Hour Young Tiger Task Force


 Military Association Memberships
The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)American LegionVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
  1995, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
  1995, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1997, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2002, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2002, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Just finished writing my Memoir of my service years, and a major undertaking of doing a re-write of the family military history (1770's to 1983.  Being the last member of my family to serve, probably puts me at the pinacle.  Hopefully the kids who are just now growing old enough to understand willspend the time to read both and accept the challenge of returning the favor of securing our freedom for their grandkids.
   
Other Comments:
I served as an Aircraft Maintenance Ground Crewman, Assistant Crew Chief, Crew Chief and Aircraft Maintenance Superintendant.  Crew Chief Duties were on B-52H, KC-EC-RC-WC-135, C-141A and Enroute Maintenance Team Chief for all MAC - boy that's OLD - aircraft, including Commercials, transiting through Andersen AFB, Guam 1968 thru 1969.  My last assignment was Night Shift NCOIC Production and Mobility for the Field Maintenance Branch, 6th CAMSq, 6th Strategic Recon. Wing, Eielson AFB, AK.

After my retirement I went to work for the State of Alaska as a Correctional Officer/Prisoner Transport Officer for another fifteen years.  Received my Commission from the Alaska State Troopers in 1985 and retired it in 1997.  Retired from the DOC in 1998.

Drove School Bus for a year, and then went into Private Security.  Worked two years under the Federal Protective Service as a Security Officer/Sergeant at the U. S. Federal Building in Fairbanks, AK.  Retired due to health.

Moved back to Michigan in 2004 to pursue my dream of completion of a degree in drafting.  When it's over I'm going back to Alaska and ship my two sons to Florida.    LMAO.

Just a note:  Crew Chiefs went by numerous nicknames while I was in that line of work.  Some readily identifiable examples were "Ramp Apes", "Screw Chiefs", "AGE Monitors", "Gorilla," and so on.  Along about 1980 something, I first heard the term "Crew Dawg" used by an Aircraft Commander.  When asked what that really meant, he replied "Dedicated, Able, Worthy, Guardian!"  I agreed.  The "DAWG" is the man or woman who has an awesome responsibility.

   

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  1963-1965, 43151E, 28th Organizational Maintenance Squadron

Airman 2nd Class
From Month/Year
- / 1963
To Month/Year
- / 1965
Unit
28th Organizational Maintenance Squadron Unit Page
Rank
Airman 2nd Class
MOS
43151E-Aircraft Mechanic
Location
Ellsworth AFB
Country/State
South Dakota
   
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 28th Organizational Maintenance Squadron Details

28th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
Type
Combat - Maintenance
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Organizational Maintenance Units
Strength
Air Squadron
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2008
   
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
Assigned to B-52D, KC-135, EC-135 Ground Crews, Support Branch, and KC-135 Recovery Teams. Attended KC-135A FTD School. TDY's to Thailand and Alaska.

   
My Photos For This Unit
Ellsworth AFB Flightline From Old Barracks - Circa 1964
Room-Mates
10 Members Also There at Same Time
28th Organizational Maintenance Squadron

Cox, George A., Sgt 431 43151E Sergeant
Franco, Ventura, MSgt, (1960-1982) 431 43151E Airman 1st Class
Carr, William, A2C, (1957-1963) 431 43151E Airman 2nd Class
Lathouwers, Richard, SSgt, (1964-1968) 431 43171E Sergeant
Adkins, Chet, A1C, (1959-1963) 431 43151 Airman 1st Class
Korpela, Stella, A2C, (1962-1966) 350 00350 Airman 2nd Class
Warner, Bobby C., CMSgt Chief Master Sergeant
Mohr, Roy John, SMSgt, (1951-1968) Master Sergeant
Fredrickson, Morgan, A1C, (1960-1964) 390 Airman 1st Class
Parma, Floyd, A1C, (1964-1968) 00 Airman 1st Class

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