Taylor, Richard, MSgt

Aircraft Maintenance
 Service Photo   Service Details
116 kb
View Reflection Shadow Box View Time Line View Family Time Line
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
Enlisted Collar Insignia
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.


 Remembrance Profiles -  9 Airmen Remembered
 Photo Album   (More...

  1978-1983, 43191, 6th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Master Sergeant
From Month/Year
- / 1978
To Month/Year
- / 1983
6th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Unit Page
Master Sergeant
43191-Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent
Eielson AFB
 6th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Details

6th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Combat - Maintenance
Parent Unit
Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Units
Air Squadron
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2020
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Domingo Martinez, Don Roden, Charlie Womack, Dick Krull, Pete Waterman. Gene Tidwell, Bob Debeck, Steve Keller, Leonard Nelson, Ruben Gurerro, Joe Romero, Mel Brabham, Tom Whiting, Steve Hiott, Sam Judd, Bob Steinke,Chuck Simpson, Mel Masters, Charlie Ellington, Tom Belfiore.

Best Moment
Making Master and being the Night Shift Supervisor for the Field Maintenance Branch, 6th CAMSq.


Worst Moment
The night I got the call that RC-135S 61-2664 had crashed at Shemya AFB in the Aleutians, our forward operating base for the RC-135S's, and losing six damned fine aircrewnen.

Other Memories
TDY to the Azores in January of 1979. Receiving KC-135A 55-3129 ( The former "Vomit Comet") from NASA and RC-135T 55-3121 from Grissom AFB, IN.

My Photos For This Unit
RC-135T 55-3121 Still With J-57 Engines
RC-135U 64-14849
RC-135V 64-14843
RC-135W 62-4135
20 Members Also There at Same Time
6th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Hardy, Clay, SSgt, (1979-1988) 431 43152 Staff Sergeant
Minner, William, SSgt, (1977-1985) 431 43172 Staff Sergeant
Roden, Donald, MSgt, (1976-1998) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Zachariah, John, SMSgt, (1976-2003) 431 43151F Staff Sergeant
McLuckie, Michael, A1C, (1978-1979) 431 43152 Airman 1st Class
McLuckie, Michael, A1C, (1978-1979) 431 43132 Airman 1st Class
Benorden, Dennis, MSgt, (1962-1986) 328 32874 Master Sergeant
Darnell, Robert, MSgt, (1969-1991) 328 32871 Master Sergeant
Alexander, Robert, TSgt, (1977-1992) 423 42374 Technical Sergeant
Hunter, John, SMSgt, (1972-1995) 325 32571 Technical Sergeant
Amerson, James (Rick), MSgt, (1977-1997) 2A 2A6X6 Staff Sergeant
Karns, Edward, SSgt, (1978-1982) 426 42652 Staff Sergeant
Miller, Chris, SMSgt, (1980-2004) 2A 2A6X5 Staff Sergeant
Amerson, James (Rick), MSgt, (1977-1997) 2A 2A6X6 Senior Airman
Ceballos, Michael, TSgt, (1975-1987) 422 42251 Sergeant
DePalma, Stephen, Sgt, (1976-1980) 443 44330Z Sergeant
Lefebure, Billy, Sgt, (1981-1986) 350 00350 Sergeant
Ceballos, Michael, TSgt, (1975-1987) 422 42251 Airman 1st Class
Daly, Anthony, CMSgt, (1980-2004) 423 423X4 Airman 1st Class
Dominguez, Robert, MSgt, (1980-2006) 423 42351 Airman 1st Class
Link, Jane, SMSgt, (1975-Present) 432 43250 Airman 1st Class
Troup, Tina, TSgt, (1973-1993) Staff Sergeant
Vock, Daniel, SrA, (1975-1978) Senior Airman
Vock, Daniel, SrA, (1975-1978) Senior Airman

Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011