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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  1968-1969, 43171E, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)

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Last Updated: Sep 4, 2018
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201 Members Also There at Same Time
United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)

Shannon, William, MSgt, (1963-1985) 431 43171C Staff Sergeant
Andersen, Charles, CMSgt, (1966-1993) 431 43151B Sergeant
Digby, Dale, Sgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151E Sergeant
Rye, Danny, SSgt, (1965-1972) 431 43151C Sergeant
Sarnelli, Joseph, Sgt, (1967-1974) 431 43171F Sergeant
Stein, Edward, Sgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151A Sergeant
Talbert, Thomas, Sgt, (1964-1968) 431 43151F Sergeant
Upchurch, Richard, SSgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151C Sergeant
Varos, Dennis, Sgt, (1965-1969) 431 43151E Sergeant
COOPER, DOUGLAS, A1C, (1966-1968) 431 43151C Airman 1st Class
Motes, James, SSgt, (1967-1976) 431 43131F Airman 1st Class
Meader, Philip, SSgt, (1967-1970) 431 43151E Airman 1st Class
Bhe, Gerald, SSgt, (1968-1974) 431 43151F Airman 2nd Class
Johnson, Ronnie J, Sgt, (1965-1969) 272 27230 Sergeant
Mendez, David, Sgt, (1968-1971) 534 53450 Sergeant
McClaine, Richard, Maj, (1954-1974) 801 8016 Major
Licks, Douglas, Capt, (1963-1969) 323 3231A Captain
Olsen, George H., Capt, (1967-1971) 641 6411 Captain
Richard, Robert, B., Lt Col, (1956-1981) 102 1021A Captain
Owens, Edward, CMSgt, (1964-1994) 271 27190 Chief Master Sergeant
Suggs, Ernest, CMSgt, (1953-1975) 733 73390 Chief Master Sergeant
Takemoto, Peter, CMSgt, (1950-1974) 733 73390 Senior Master Sergeant
Arnold, Berle, MSgt, (1950-1970) 631 63170A Master Sergeant
Cotton, Robert, MSgt, (1954-1974) 116 116X0 Master Sergeant
Hartman, Lee, SMSgt, (1954-1975) 463 46370 Master Sergeant
Romero, Epi, MSgt, (1957-1982) 702 70270 Master Sergeant
Butson, David, CMSgt, (1961-1992) 274 27470 Technical Sergeant
Derr, James, MSgt, (1960-1980) 323 32350G Technical Sergeant
Megorden, Gary, SMSgt, (1956-1986) 648 64870A Technical Sergeant
Zuehl, Erlath, CMSgt, (1955-1985) 271 27170 Technical Sergeant
Boast, Arthur, SSgt, (1965-1971) 532 53250 Staff Sergeant
Brosius, James, SSgt, (1964-1968) 607 60770 Staff Sergeant
Chandler, Robert D., CCM, (1966-2005) 114 11450 Staff Sergeant
Clavel, Ricardo, SSgt, (1966-1970) 301 30150 Staff Sergeant
Davies, Stephen, MSgt, (1968-1992) 534 53450 Staff Sergeant
De Venuta, Martin, SSgt, (1966-1970) 702 70250 Staff Sergeant
Ellis, Bobby, SSgt, (1967-1971) 811 81170 Staff Sergeant
Fleming, Karl, CMSgt, (1956-1985) 702 70270 Staff Sergeant
Hadden, Thomas R., MSgt, (1966-1991) 631 63170 Staff Sergeant
Hoal, Earl, TSgt, (1957-1977) 571 57170 Staff Sergeant
Hutton, John, SSgt, (1968-1974) 421 423X4 Staff Sergeant
Inman, Harold (Hal), SMSgt, (1960-1985) 301 30171 Staff Sergeant
Kikta, Robert, TSgt, (1961-1981) 328 32870A Staff Sergeant
King, Dennis, MSgt, (1963-1987) 702 70250 Staff Sergeant
Lederman, Richard, CMSgt, (1965-2002) 301 30153 Staff Sergeant
Lockhart, Bruce, SSgt, (1965-1969) 432 43200 Staff Sergeant
Otis, Jackson, MSgt, (1957-1980) 702 70270 Staff Sergeant
Pelletier, Dana, SMSgt, (1968-2006) 607 60750A Staff Sergeant
Rose, George, SSgt, (1965-1969) 301 30150 Staff Sergeant
Shaw, Gary G., SSgt, (1956-1969) 563 56370 Staff Sergeant
Shideler, Steven, SSgt, (1965-1969) 462 46250 Staff Sergeant
Wimberly, Dennis, SMSgt, (1964-1985) 702 70250 Staff Sergeant
Cote, Alan, SSgt, (1965-1976) 301 30150 Senior Airman
Bowers, Edward, Sgt, (1965-1969) 811 81170 Sergeant
Branson, Gary, TSgt, (1966-1982) 571 57150 Sergeant
Branson, Gary, TSgt, (1966-1982) 571 57150 Sergeant
Clay, Richard, Sgt, (1966-1970) 605 60551 Sergeant
Curry, Steve, Sgt, (1966-1969) 3P 81150 Sergeant
Drawdy, William D., SSgt, (1967-1970) 301 30153 Sergeant

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