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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  1969-1983, 43191, Strategic Air Command (SAC)

Master Sergeant
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Master Sergeant
43191-Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent
Eielsom AFB
 Strategic Air Command (SAC) Details

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Parent Unit
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631 Michael, Victor, Sgt 1 

Last Updated: Feb 7, 2010
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
449th OMS, Kincheloe AFB, MI 1969-71
6th CAMS, Eielson AFB, AK 1971-75
28th OMS Ellsworth AFB, SD 1975-78
6th CAMS, Eielson AFB, AK 1978-83

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1407 Members Also There at Same Time
Strategic Air Command (SAC)

Welsh, Greg, MSgt, (1967-1988) 431 43191 Master Sergeant
Abel, Hugh, Sgt, (1971-1974) 431 43131E Sergeant
Anderson, Ronald, CMSgt, (1962-1985) 431 43190 Chief Master Sergeant
Eakin, Joseph, SMSgt, (1952-1973) 431 4311 Senior Master Sergeant
Worley, Stephen, SMSgt, (1968-1994) 431 43199 Senior Master Sergeant
Childers, Frank, MSgt, (1973-1993) 431 43172 Master Sergeant
Monk, Walter, MSgt, (1962-1984) 431 43171E Master Sergeant
Wilson, Gary, MSgt, (1961-1985) 431 43171E Master Sergeant
Braswell, Don, 1stSgt, (1966-1989) 431 43171E Technical Sergeant
England, Timmy, SMSgt, (1973-2008) 431 43171A Technical Sergeant
Hiott, Steve, MSgt, (1968-1988) 431 43171E Technical Sergeant
Jones, Michael, MSgt, (1957-1979) 431 43171E Technical Sergeant
Jones, Michael, MSgt, (1957-1979) 431 43171E Technical Sergeant
Jones, Michael, MSgt, (1957-1979) 431 43171E Technical Sergeant
McIntyre, James, SA, (1976-2010) 431 43171B Technical Sergeant
Andersen, Alan, SSgt, (1968-1972) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Brakke, Leonard, SSgt, (1966-1970) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Carter, Grailing, SSgt, (1973-1983) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Circle, Donald, SSgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151A Staff Sergeant
Coleman, Rickey, SSgt, (1967-1974) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Cox, George A., Sgt 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
DiPasquale, Tom, SSgt, (1968-1972) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Duell, Robert, MSgt, (1970-1994) 431 43131F Staff Sergeant
Geer, Joseph, TSgt, (1971-1991) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Giambra, Charles, SSgt, (1969-1973) 431 43170D Staff Sergeant
Graves, Mike, SSgt, (1969-1976) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Guenther, Ronald, SSgt, (1966-1969) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Hurst, Tim, SSgt, (1967-1971) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
LaPorte, John, MSgt, (1972-1994) 431 43171C Staff Sergeant
Lee, Paul, MSgt, (1964-1984) 431 43171A Staff Sergeant
Lincoln-Lee, Karen, TSgt, (1973-1986) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Lindsey, Ken R., SSgt, (1967-1971) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
MAESTAS, SOFIA, TSgt, (1975-1994) 431 43131A Staff Sergeant
McCown, Harry, SSgt, (1966-1972) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Meader, Philip, SSgt, (1967-1970) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Stanton, Keith, SSgt, (1970-1978) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Stringer, Charles, SSgt, (1966-1972) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Swenson, Calvin, MSgt, (1971-1995) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Teboe, Larry, MSgt, (1965-1989) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Ward, David, SSgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Ward, David, SSgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Willett, Rockford, Capt, (1980-1992) 431 43152 Staff Sergeant
Wilson, Terry, SSgt, (1967-1975) 431 43171A Staff Sergeant
Hendren, David, SrA, (1977-1980) 431 43152 Senior Airman
Schaum, Kevan, Sgt, (1980-1985) 431 43131E Senior Airman
Gibson, Jeff, SrA, (1975-1979) 431 43151B Senior Airman
Hakes, Todd, SrA, (1983-1987) 431 43152 Senior Airman
Muniz, Jacob, SrA, (1980-1984) 431 43152 Senior Airman
Nelson, Susie, SrA, (1980-1983) 431 43171A Senior Airman
Arrieta, David, Sgt, (1973-1976) 431 43151C Sergeant
Bayer, David, Sgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151F Sergeant
Coffey, Charles, SSgt, (1972-1980) 431 43130 Sergeant
Cooper, Ronald, Sgt, (1978-1982) 431 43152 Sergeant
Davis, Roger, Sgt, (1968-1972) 431 43131E Sergeant
Demmel, Ross, SMSgt, (1970-1999) 431 43151E Sergeant
Gitzen, Jr., Boyce, Sgt, (1982-1987) 431 43152 Sergeant
Glerum, Bob, TSgt, (1981-2003) 431 43151C Sergeant
Hodges, Stephen, Sgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151E Sergeant

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