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, 43171C, 380th Bombardment Wing, Medium

Staff Sergeant
From Month/Year
August / 1978
To Month/Year
December / 1980
380th Bombardment Wing, Medium Unit Page
Staff Sergeant
43171C-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Plattsburg AFB, Plattsburg
New York
 380th Bombardment Wing, Medium Details

380th Bombardment Wing, Medium
HQ/ Command Element
Parent Unit
Air Force Wings
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Last Updated: Aug 30, 2010
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51 Members Also There at Same Time
380th Bombardment Wing, Medium

Hayes, William, MSgt, (1972-1992) 431 43171C Sergeant
Geer, Joseph, TSgt, (1971-1991) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Blackman, Timothy, SSgt, (1979-1987) 431 43155 Senior Airman
Riccio, John, CMSgt, (1979-2010) 431 43151A Senior Airman
Doherty, William, MSgt, (1975-1995) 231 23131 Sergeant
Ennis, Kerry, Sgt, (1976-1980) 622 62230 Sergeant
McBarron, Robert J, Lt Col, (1965-1982) 103 1035B Lieutenant Colonel
Judkins, James, Maj, (1957-1978) 103 1035A Major
Van Stockum, William, Maj, (1955-1978) 152 1525E Major
La Vallie, Frederick, Capt, (1958-1980) 731 7311 Captain
Pacapelli, Glenn, CMSgt, (1968-1988) 432 43200 Chief Master Sergeant
Young, Lee, 1stSgt, (1960-1987) 100 10090 First Sergeant (E-7)
Waite Legendre, Darlene, MSgt, (1980-2004) 672 67273 Master Sergeant
Hill, Thomas, MSgt, (1961-1981) 392 39270 Master Sergeant
Klein, Ronald, SMSgt, (1977-Present) 462 46270 Technical Sergeant
Rogers, Rick, SMSgt, (1965-1992) 391 39170 Technical Sergeant
Sauerwein, David, MSgt, (1967-1988) 555 55570 Technical Sergeant
Bonney, Robert, TSgt, (1970-1990) 391 39150A Staff Sergeant
Fusco, Thomas, SSgt, (1977-1997) 661 66130 Staff Sergeant
Kapich, Gary, SSgt, (1973-1980) 271 27170 Staff Sergeant
Vlymen, Richmond, MSgt, (1970-1991) 326 32672A Staff Sergeant
Barter, Jim, Sgt, (1980-1984) 702 70250 Sergeant
Clar, Michael, SSgt, (1973-1983) 206 20650 Sergeant
Freeman, Elaine, MSgt, (1974-1995) 672 67252 Sergeant
George, Kevin, MSgt, (1978-1999) 647 64750 Sergeant
Marzan, Byron, Sgt, (1974-1978) 812 81250 Sergeant
Moquin, Theresa, Sgt, (1976-1982) 242 24250 Sergeant
Redmond, Robert, Sgt, (1979-1988) 462 46250 Sergeant
Smith, Daniel, Sgt, (1974-1979) 271 27150 Sergeant
Walsh, Kevin, Sgt, (1976-1980) 645 64550 Sergeant
Perez, Michael, MSgt, (1979-1999) 462 46250 Airman 1st Class
Smith, Doug, A1C, (1975-1979) 391 39150 Airman 1st Class
Caton, Kathy, SSgt, (1979-1985) 274 27430 Airman
Colson, Bruce, MSgt, (1977-1995) 423 42355 Airman
Bowman, Steve, TSgt, (1976-1994) 241 Sergeant
Zavorskas, Tom, Lt Col, (1967-1987) 401 Major
Mattiza, Dann, Lt Col, (1971-1993) 12 Captain
Shipos, David, A1C, (1978-1981) 00 Airman 1st Class
Alexander-Smith, Verna, SSgt, (1979-1988) 00 Airman
Tulla, Steve, Sgt, (1976-1980) Sergeant
Adams, Steve, Maj, (1969-1989) Major
Hudson, Robert M., Col, (1970-1998) Major
Wilson, Hal K., Maj, (1959-1985) Major
Gaspard, Randolph, Capt, (1969-1979) Captain
Armstrong, Bill, MSgt, (1970-1990) Master Sergeant
Bissland, Alexander, SSgt, (1974-1984) Staff Sergeant
Brady, Quinton, SSgt, (1974-1980) Staff Sergeant
Davenport, Joel, SSgt, (1975-1981) Staff Sergeant
Sanchez, Michael, SMSgt, (1979-1999) Staff Sergeant
CONBOY, TIMOTHY, Sgt, (1977-1981) Sergeant
Warner, Brian, MSgt, (1979-2001) Sergeant

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