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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  1972-1975, 43151C, 509th Bombardment Wing, Medium

From Month/Year
July / 1972
To Month/Year
December / 1975
509th Bombardment Wing, Medium Unit Page
43151C-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Pease AFB, Portsmouth
New Hampshire
 509th Bombardment Wing, Medium Details

509th Bombardment Wing, Medium
Combat - Command Element
Parent Unit
Air Force Wings
Created/Owned By
282 Theriault, Joseph R. T. (Joseph Ralph), Capt 5

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2010
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44 Members Also There at Same Time
509th Bombardment Wing, Medium

Manning, Bernard, SMSgt, (1957-1978) 431 43191 Senior Master Sergeant
Dixon, Robert (Bob ), SSgt, (1970-1977) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Schaaff, Wes, SrA, (1973-1978) 431 43151E Senior Airman
Stinsman-Ward, Kimberly, SSgt, (1975-1979) 610 61030 Sergeant
Felts, Robert, Lt Col, (1962-1982) 145 1451C Lieutenant Colonel
Adams, Steve, Maj, (1969-1989) 152 1525B Major
Champion, Patricia, Capt, (1968-1975) 805 8054 Captain
Jones, Earl, CMSgt, (1951-1979) 112 112X0 Chief Master Sergeant
Bernier, Brent, MSgt, (1973-1994) 2A 2A6X5 Master Sergeant
Argel, Robert, MSgt, (1964-1990) 3A 3A0X1 Master Sergeant
Bartley, Ben, MSgt, (1954-1974) 433 43390 Master Sergeant
Davis, William, MSgt, (1961-1981) 326 32690 Master Sergeant
Freeman, Ronald, MSgt, (1954-1976) 271 27170 Master Sergeant
Hall, Wayne M, MSgt, (1971-1992) 200 20070 Master Sergeant
Modeski, Robert, MSgt, (1967-1987) 433 43370 Master Sergeant
Clark, Donald E., TSgt, (1956-1976) 732 73273 Technical Sergeant
Gillcash, Stan, TSgt, (1974-1994) 461 46170 Technical Sergeant
Mack, Donald, CMSgt, (1959-1991) 274 27470 Technical Sergeant
Davis, Carroll, MSgt, (1962-1982) 432 43250 Staff Sergeant
Dronsfield, Kenneth, SSgt, (1974-1982) 812 81250 Staff Sergeant
Johansen, Bruce, SSgt, (1968-1977) 462 46270 Staff Sergeant
Plante, Ronald, SSgt, (1968-1972) 702 70250 Staff Sergeant
Vigo- Candela, Nancy, SSgt, (1974-1980) 432 43250 Staff Sergeant
Vigo- Candela, Nancy, SSgt, (1974-1980) 432 43250 Staff Sergeant
Wyatt, Robert, MSgt, (1967-1987) 274 27450 Staff Sergeant
Brodeur, Roland, Capt, (1970-1993) 293 29353 Sergeant
Furber, Frank, Sgt, (1968-1974) 631 63150 Sergeant
Holmes, Johnnie, Sgt, (1971-1975) 462 46270 Sergeant
Hudson, Thomas, Sgt, (1970-1974) 551 55153 Sergeant
Mogle, George, Sgt, (1970-1974) 316 31652T Sergeant
Rickman, William, Sgt, (1970-1974) 200 20050 Sergeant
Mara, Robert, Capt, (1970-1992) 511 51150 Airman 1st Class
Ferguson, John, A1C, (1973-1974) 326 32631A Airman 1st Class
Barker, Donald, Sgt, (1971-1980) 328 32834 Airman 1st Class
Tingley, Frank, A2C, (1970-1974) 271 27150 Airman 2nd Class
Arno, John L., CMSgt, (1945-1974) [Other Service Rank]
Cayouette, Dennis, TSgt, (1971-1991) Sergeant
Melvin, Michael, Lt Col, (1969-1991) Captain
York, David, TSgt, (1956-1977) Technical Sergeant
Zigler jr, Albert, TSgt, (1953-1975) Technical Sergeant
Archacki, Edward, MSgt, (1970-1990) Staff Sergeant
Gurschick, Fritz, MSgt, (1966-1986) Staff Sergeant
Rhymes, Richard, MSgt, (1967-1987) Staff Sergeant
Hicks, Haywood, Sgt, (1970-1975) Sergeant
Mogle, George, Sgt, (1970-1974) Sergeant
HQ Squadron

Owens, Joe, MSgt, (1971-1980) Airman

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