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
1992-1994, 3C2X1, Air Force Pentagon Communications Agency
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
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Master Instructor (post-1967) Air Force Retired Air Training Command Instructor (post-1966)


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
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 www.estarevents.com  .

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 www.estarevents.com/rarecut  or go directly to the YouTube page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6VJ1BrMPUY&playnext_from=TL&videos=HWlLhJXgP_I&feature=sub 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
Unit
380th Bombardment Wing, Medium Unit Page
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
43171C-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Location
Plattsburg AFB, Plattsburg
Country/State
New York
   
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 380th Bombardment Wing, Medium Details

380th Bombardment Wing, Medium
Type
HQ/ Command Element
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Air Force Wings
Strength
Wing
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2010
   
   
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No Available Photos
43 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
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
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
Bonney, Robert, TSgt, (1970-1990) 391 39150A Staff Sergeant
Fusco, Thomas, SSgt, (1977-1997) 661 66130 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
George, Kevin, MSgt, (1978-1999) 647 64750 Sergeant
Marzan, Byron, Sgt, (1974-1978) 812 81250 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
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
Zavorskas, Tom, Lt Col, (1967-1987) 401 Major
Gaspard, Randolph, Capt, (1969-1979) Captain
Mattiza, Dann, Lt Col, (1971-1993) 12 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
Shipos, David, A1C, (1978-1981) 00 Airman 1st Class
Alexander-Smith, Verna, SSgt, (1979-1988) 00 Airman

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