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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  1967-1968, 43151E, 602nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron

Sergeant
From Month/Year
March / 1967
To Month/Year
March / 1968
Unit
602nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron Unit Page
Rank
Sergeant
MOS
43151E-Aircraft Mechanic
Location
Travis AFB,CA
Country/State
United States
   
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 602nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron Details

602nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron
Type
Combat - Maintenance
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Organizational Maintenance Units
Strength
Air Squadron
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Aug 8, 2010
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Chas. Creelman, Jim Perrin, Jose Pabon, Steve Tayama, MSgt. Red Usher, MSgt. Bobbie C. Warner

   
My Photos For This Unit
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35 Members Also There at Same Time
602nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron

Boast, Keith, TSgt, (1963-1972) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Bretherick, Ron, MSgt, (1966-1987) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Gulick, Bill, SSgt, (1966-1969) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Hall, Michael, SSgt, (1965-1969) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Souder, Chuck, MSgt, (1967-1988) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Reffitt, Russell, 1stSgt, (1966-1992) 431 43151E Sergeant
Parkin, Warren, A1C, (1964-1968) 431 43151E Airman 1st Class
Sprinkle, Robert, MSgt, (1955-1971) 431 43171E Master Sergeant
Kuzmich, Matt, SSgt, (1967-1971) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
McCauley, James, SSgt, (1967-1971) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Stuckenschneider, Dave, MSgt, (1968-1988) 431 43171B Staff Sergeant
Vendetti, Gary, SSgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Causey, Johnny, Sgt, (1967-1971) 431 43151A Sergeant
Gibbs, Robert, Sgt, (1966-1970) 431 43150 Sergeant
Greiman, Gregory, Sgt, (1967-1971) 431 43151C Sergeant
Mullen, Tom, Sgt, (1966-1970) 431 43151C Sergeant
Riehl, Dennis W., CMSgt, (1966-1994) 431 43151E Sergeant
Vasquez-Aceituno, Patricio, Sgt, (1966-1969) 431 43151E Sergeant
Takenaka, Calvin, K., MSgt, (1968-1994) 431 43151E Airman 1st Class
Fort, Stephen, Airman, (1965-1969) 431 43151C Airman
Hanus, Elmer, MSgt, (1966-2003) 2A 2A5X0 Master Sergeant
Gleason, William, SSgt, (1966-1970) 391 39150 Staff Sergeant
Hurst, Jim, SSgt, (1967-1974) 350 00350 Staff Sergeant
Lauritsen, Nick, SSgt, (1967-1970) 2A 2A5X0 Staff Sergeant
Mella, Ignacio, SSgt, (1966-1970) 423 42350 Staff Sergeant
Collins, Jackie, SMSgt, (1966-1995) 2A 2A5X1 Sergeant
Jones, Wilson, Sgt, (1967-1971) M08 M 0008 Sergeant
Morano, John, A1C, (1965-1969) 391 39150 Airman 1st Class
Contreras, George, A2C, (1965-1968) 457 45752B Airman 2nd Class
Vaughann, Phillip, TSgt, (1961-1981) 531 Technical Sergeant
Kaiser, Terry, SSgt, (1966-1969) 00 Staff Sergeant
Mitchell, Harold, SMSgt, (1961-1988) Staff Sergeant
Stoll, Fred, Sgt, (1968-1973) 350 Sergeant
Harston, Jon, CMSgt, (1966-1992) Airman 2nd Class
Crocker, Barry, CMSgt, (1966-1993) Airman 3rd Class

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