LaPorte, John, MSgt

Aerospace Maintenance
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
2A3X3-Tactical Aircraft Maintenance
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aerospace Maintenance
Primary Unit
1972-1975, 43151C, 509th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43151C-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
43171C-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
43191-Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent
2A3X0-Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor
3C2X1-Communications - Computer Systems Control
Service Years
1972 - 1994
Voice Edition
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post 105AFSA 1260Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2004, American Legion, Post 105 (Phoenix, Arizona) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), AFSA 1260 (Luke AFB, Arizona) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

After retiring in November of 94, I moved with my family to Vermont. Ever since I was stationed at Pease AFB NH, I always wanted to come back to the area. I always said after 20 years of living where I worked, I was finally going to work where I live. Until August of 95, finding work was limited. The local employment agencies didn't have a clue as to how to laterally apply my qualifications. In April of 95 I landed a part time position with a fixed base operator in West Lebanon NH.; Mostly transient work, parking and fueling private aircraft, and schlepping fuel to the small scheduled airlines.

In August I secured a full time position with Cannon Industries in Claremont NH. The company manufactures underground mining machinery in the form of rock drills and roof bolters. They hired me to train their customers' maintenance personnel how to maintain the equipment. After a few months of self qualification, and tech writing, I traveled coast-to-coast and into Canada doing just what I was hired for. I did this for until November of 2003.

In December of that year I took a job with the 56th Maintenance Training Flight, Luke AFB, NH. I was hired by then CMSgt Berning; now retired and a member on this TWS community. I am currently serving as an instructional systems developer for F16 maintenance training. I also teach a maintenance instructor course for incoming instructors.

In 1996 my wife and I separated and she and our two children moved to the Atlanta area. In 1999 I met my late fiancé Michele Wilcox and we moved together to the Phoenix area arriving on New Year's Eve 2003/2004. I later lost her to cancer on December 5th, 2005. You may find a memorial page on my website at  .

In 2001 we also started our own DJ/Karaoke hosting service, and I continue to operate it part-time with the assistance of my new wife Michele (formerly Petro). And through our website I also promote my talents as singer who emulates Neil diamond  or go directly to the YouTube page for a smaple of my work.
Or, look below for a collection of personal videos via YouTube links I just added; more to come.

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  1978-1980, 43151C, 380th Organizational Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman
From Month/Year
August / 1978
To Month/Year
December / 1980
380th Organizational Maintenance Squadron Unit Page
Senior Airman
43151C-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Plattsburg AFB
New York
 380th Organizational Maintenance Squadron Details

380th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
Garrison - Maintenance
Parent Unit
Organizational Maintenance Units
Air Squadron
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Apr 6, 2010
My Photos For This Unit
SAC Alert Days
ORI - The end of a long shift
SAC Alert Days
SAC Alert Days
20 Members Also There at Same Time
380th Organizational Maintenance Squadron

Kotowski, Michael, Sgt, (1976-1980) 431 43151C Sergeant
Richards, Douglas, MSgt, (1969-1989) 431 43171E Master Sergeant
Aultman, James, SMSgt, (1967-1993) 431 43171C Technical Sergeant
Harrison, Joe, SMSgt, (1966-1986) 431 43171E Technical Sergeant
Geer, Joseph, TSgt, (1971-1991) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Geer, Joseph, TSgt, (1971-1991) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Graham, Mark, MSgt, (1974-1994) 431 43171C Staff Sergeant
Ivey, Theresa, SSgt, (1978-1989) 431 43171A Staff Sergeant
Rankin, Steven, SSgt, (1979-1983) 431 43171 Staff Sergeant
Handwerk, Gary, SrA, (1978-1982) 431 43152 Senior Airman
Osterhoudt, Calvin, SrA, (1979-1985) 431 43152 Senior Airman
Busha, Mark, MSgt, (1975-1996) 431 43151E Sergeant
Handwerk, Gary, Sgt, (1978-1982) 431 43152 Sergeant
Schwartz, Greg, MSgt, (1975-1992) 431 43151A Sergeant
Carter, Mike, TSgt, (1974-1993) 431 43151B Airman 1st Class
Schempp, Gerald, MSgt, (1956-1980) 100 10090 First Sergeant (E-7)
Gouveia, Dennis, CMSgt, (1972-1999) 2A 2A5X1 Staff Sergeant
Pautz, Matt, SrA, (1980-1983) 391 39150 Senior Airman
Gilbert, Jeffery, Sgt, (1980-1985) 702 70250 Sergeant
DeBoer, David, MSgt, (1974-1994) Staff Sergeant
DeBoer, David, MSgt, (1974-1994) Staff Sergeant

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