Franklin, Irl, Lt Col

Air Operations
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1445Y-Air Operations Officer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Primary Unit
1974-1979, Directorate of Operations (HQ USAF/XOO)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
1055A-Pilot Troop Carrier
Service Years
1956 - 1979
Voice Edition
Lieutenant Colonel

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Air Force Retired

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 Military Association Memberships
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Sierra NavadaAF189Post 5
Air Commando AssociationAir Force Together We ServedAir Force Memorial (AFM)Chapter 744
  1958, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) - Assoc. Page
  1975, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Sierra Navada (Reno, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1979, Air Force Association (AFA), AF189 (Paymaster) (Las Vegas, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, American Legion, Post 5 (¬†Winnemucca, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Air Commando Association [Verified]
  2010, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2010, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 744 (Winnemucca, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am an independent instructor pilot as well as a ground school instructor for the Norther Nevada Community College. I supervise the adminisration of FAA examinations. I am Deputy Commander of a Civil Air Patrol Squadron. I also fly many search and rescue mission as a qualified Mission Pilot for CAP.
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From 7th SOS:

The 7th Special Operations Squadron was activated on 1 July 1964 as the 7th Air Commando Squadron (7 ACS/USAFE) at Sembach Air Base, Germany. The original cadre came from Hurlburt Field, Florida, in March 1964, as Detachment 4, 1st Air Commando Wing. The new squadron was equipped with 4 C-123s, 6 C-47s and 2 U-10 aircraft, and had 265 personnel authorized. In February 1967, the 7 ACS was designated as the unit to receive the new C-130E(I) Combat Arrow aircraft. In May 1967, command of the squadron was transferred from USAFE to 17th Air Force. Today the squadron flies the MC-130H Combat Talon II at RAF Mildenhall, England.
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  1967-1972, 1055A, 17th Air Force

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 17th Air Force Details

17th Air Force
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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2009
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14 Members Also There at Same Time
17th Air Force

Pattillo, Charles Curtis, Lt Gen, (1942-1981) 21 M 2161 Colonel
Rayburn, Elton, TSgt, (1963-1986) 276 27670 Technical Sergeant
Shedd, Kevin, Sgt, (1970-1974) 431 43151C Sergeant
Ziemba, Joseph, Sgt, (1966-1970) 771 77150 Sergeant
Lavelle, John Daniel, Gen, (1939-1972) [Other Service Rank]
Hodges, Edward, Lt Col, (1942-1970) Lieutenant Colonel
Oliver, George Walter, Col, (1954-1977) Major
Villarreal, Ricardo, SMSgt, (1956-1978) 00 Master Sergeant
Martin, Jim, MSgt, (1966-2004) Staff Sergeant
Baker, Royal Newman, Lt Gen, (1941-1975) Major General
Yeager, Charles Elwood, Brig Gen, (1941-1975) Brigadier General
McLaughlin, George William, Maj Gen, (1941-1975) Major
Toper, George, Sgt, (1969-1973) Sergeant

Gilmore, Patrick, MSgt, (1949-1972) 305 30571D Master Sergeant

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