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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  1972-1980, 43171C, Strategic Air Command (SAC)

Staff Sergeant
From Month/Year
July / 1972
To Month/Year
December / 1980
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Staff Sergeant
43171C-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Pease AFB, & Plattsburg AFB
United States
 Strategic Air Command (SAC) Details

Strategic Air Command (SAC)
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631 Michael, Victor, Sgt 1

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2010
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Strategic Air Command (SAC)

Abel, Hugh, Sgt, (1971-1974) 431 43131E Sergeant
Anderson, Ronald, CMSgt, (1962-1985) 431 43190 Chief Master Sergeant
Eakin, Joseph, SMSgt, (1952-1973) 431 4311 Senior Master Sergeant
Worley, Stephen, SMSgt, (1968-1994) 431 43199 Senior Master Sergeant
Childers, Frank, MSgt, (1973-1993) 431 43172 Master Sergeant
Monk, Walter, MSgt, (1962-1984) 431 43171E Master Sergeant
Taylor, Richard, MSgt, (1963-1983) 431 43191 Master Sergeant
Taylor, Richard, MSgt, (1963-1983) 431 43191 Master Sergeant
Welsh, Greg, MSgt, (1967-1988) 431 43191 Master Sergeant
Wilson, Gary, MSgt, (1961-1985) 431 43171E Master Sergeant
Braswell, Don, 1stSgt, (1966-1989) 431 43171E Technical Sergeant
England, Timmy, SMSgt, (1973-2008) 431 43171A Technical Sergeant
Hiott, Steve, MSgt, (1968-1988) 431 43171E Technical Sergeant
Jones, Michael, MSgt, (1957-1979) 431 43171E Technical Sergeant
Jones, Michael, MSgt, (1957-1979) 431 43171E Technical Sergeant
McIntyre, James, SA, (1976-2010) 431 43171B Technical Sergeant
Andersen, Alan, SSgt, (1968-1972) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Carter, Grailing, SSgt, (1973-1983) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Coleman, Rickey, SSgt, (1967-1974) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Cox, George A., Sgt 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
DiPasquale, Tom, SSgt, (1968-1972) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Duell, Robert, MSgt, (1970-1994) 431 43131F Staff Sergeant
Geer, Joseph, TSgt, (1971-1991) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Giambra, Charles, SSgt, (1969-1973) 431 43170D Staff Sergeant
Graves, Mike, SSgt, (1969-1976) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Lincoln-Lee, Karen, TSgt, (1973-1986) 431 43151E Staff Sergeant
Stanton, Keith, SSgt, (1970-1978) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Teboe, Larry, MSgt, (1965-1989) 431 43171E Staff Sergeant
Willett, Rockford, Capt, (1980-1992) 431 43152 Staff Sergeant
Wilson, Terry, SSgt, (1967-1975) 431 43171A Staff Sergeant
Hendren, David, SrA, (1977-1980) 431 43152 Senior Airman
Gibson, Jeff, SrA, (1975-1979) 431 43151B Senior Airman
Muniz, Jacob, SrA, (1980-1984) 431 43152 Senior Airman
Nelson, Susie, SrA, (1980-1983) 431 43171A Senior Airman
Arrieta, David, Sgt, (1973-1976) 431 43151C Sergeant
Coffey, Charles, SSgt, (1972-1980) 431 43130 Sergeant
Cooper, Ronald, Sgt, (1978-1982) 431 43152 Sergeant
Davis, Roger, Sgt, (1968-1972) 431 43131E Sergeant
Demmel, Ross, SMSgt, (1970-1999) 431 43151E Sergeant
Irey, James, Sgt, (1968-1972) 431 43151E Sergeant
Marchitto, Michael, Sgt, (1970-1974) 431 43151E Sergeant
Mccormack, James, Sgt, (1979-1983) 431 43151A Sergeant
McKnight, Thomas, Sgt, (1967-1974) 431 43151E Sergeant
McKnight, Thomas, Sgt, (1967-1974) 431 43151E Sergeant
McKnight, Thomas, Sgt, (1967-1974) 431 43151E Sergeant
Wadsworth, George, Sgt, (1974-1977) 431 43151E Sergeant
Zanauskas, Charles, Sgt, (1968-1972) 431 43171F Sergeant
Lawrence, Mark, TSgt, (1980-1992) 431 43152 Sergeant
Lawrence, Mark, TSgt, (1980-1992) 431 43152 Sergeant
Pabon, Jaime, SMSgt, (1972-1998) 431 43151C Sergeant
Blake, Steven, AB, (1974-1975) 431 43151E Airman 1st Class
Thames, Robert, A1C, (1976-1978) 431 43131E Airman 1st Class
Semien, David, A1C, (1973-1974) 431 43131E Airman 1st Class
Stevens, Mike, Sgt, (1971-1975) 431 43151E Airman 2nd Class
Schwartz, Greg, MSgt, (1975-1992) 431 43151C Technician 4th Grade
Edenfield, Billy Gene, Col, (1969-1989) 155 1551A [Other Service Rank]
Zaniewski, Felix J., Brig Gen, (1942-1979) 881 8811 [Other Service Rank]
Angelopoulos, Art, Sgt, (1975-1981) 811 81150 Sergeant
Carter, Greg, TSgt, (1980-2000) 702 70250 Sergeant

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