Widlar, James A., A1C

Missile Maintenance
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Airman 1st Class
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
44350A-Missile Mechanic
Current/Last AFSC Group
Missile Maintenance
Primary Unit
1963-1964, 44350A, 8th Air Force
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
44330A-Apprentice Missile Mechanic
43350-Missile Mechanic
Service Years
1960 - 1964
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Cuban Missile Crisis
Voice Edition
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Airman 1st Class

 Official Badges 

Missileman (Basic)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

 Military Association Memberships
Association of Air Force MissileersPost 32Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  1993, Association of Air Force Missileers [Verified]10 - Assoc. Page
  2009, American Legion, Post 32 (Longmont, Colorado)1 - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
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             Remembrance Profiles

 Photobucket        A1C Robert J. Widlar (Brother Bob)
 Photobucket         PFC James A. Burke (Father in Law) 
Photobucket  PO2 Bruce S. Bollschweiler (Step-Father in Law)
Photobucket Vice Admiral Michael C Colley (Sister-in-Law's Father) 

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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  2 Airmen Remembered
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1960, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3725/16284
  1961, Basic Military Training (Sheppard AFB, TX), 3764/25011
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3725th  Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)706th Strategic Missile Wing15th Air Force576th Strategic Missile Squadron
Strategic Air Command (SAC)389th Stratigic  Missile Wing8th Air Force
  1960-1961, 3725th Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1961-1961, 44330A, 706th Missile Maintenance Squadron
  1961-1961, 706th Strategic Missile Wing
  1961-1962, 44330A, 15th Air Force
  1961-1963, 43350, 576th Strategic Missile Squadron
  1961-1964, 44350A, SAC ICBM Maintenance, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1961-1964, 389th Missile Maintenance Squadron
  1961-1964, 44350A, 389th Stratigic Missile Wing
  1963-1964, 44350A, 8th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Air Force.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Air Force?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
De Anza College in Cupertino
  1970-1972, De Anza College in Cupertino
 My Aircraft/Missiles
34D-Atlas Missile  SM-65 Atlas Missile  C-133 Cargomaster II  LGM-25C/SM-68C Titan II Missile  
  1960-1964, 34D-Atlas Missile1
  1961-1964, SM-65 Atlas Missile100
  1963-1964, C-133 Cargomaster II46
  1964-1964, LGM-25C/SM-68C Titan II Missile
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 09, 2008, Association of Air Force Missileers Eighth National Meeting, Washington, DC1
  Oct 07, 2009, ICBM Symposuim & 50th Anniversary Commemoration, FEWarren AFB, Wyoming3
  Oct 06, 2010, Association of Air Force Missileers Ninth National Meeting, Tucson, Arizona
  Jul 22, 2012, Fort DA Russell Days, Cheyenne, Wyoming6
  Jun 22, 2013, FE Warren AFB, WY Heritage Museun Grand Opening4
  Jul 01, 2013, 50th Anniversary of the 90th Missile Wing3
  Aug 27, 2013, FE Warren AFB, WY Commanders Call4
  Nov 11, 2014, USAF Veterans in Blue Vol V (2014)9
  Nov 24, 2014, General Photos3
  Jan 30, 2015, Forum Photos86
  May 27, 2015, FE Warren AFB,WY 90th Missile Wing, Change of Command9
  Feb 05, 2016, USAFA History Class 3762
  Nov 27, 2017, Message Photos1
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