Rice, Donald, Maj

Air Operations
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1435Z-Air Operations Officer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 1435Z, 449th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43151H-Aircraft Mechanic
1055A-Pilot Troop Carrier
Service Years
1952 - 1972

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) KC-135 2000 Hour Young Tiger Task Force

 Military Association Memberships
AF245Chapter 5SpokaneChapter 6
  1972, Air Force Association (AFA), AF245 (Member) (Fairchild AFB, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1974, Reserve Officers Association (ROA), Chapter 5 (Member) (Washington)
  1975, Reserve Officers Association (ROA), Chapter 5 (Member) (Washington)
  1975, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Spokane (Veradale, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 6 (Life Member) (Spokane Valley, Washington) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After 20 years in the Air Force and an additional 18 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Spokane VA Medical Center, I am fully retired.
Other Comments:
Not Specified

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Aviator (Senior)
Navigator Observer (basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1952, Basic Military Training (Parks AFB, CA), 3285/1571
  1952, USAAF Recruit Training (Amarillo Field, TX), 33431
 Unit Assignments
US Air ForceProfessional Schools and CoursesTraining UnitsAir Force Training Wings
90th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical5th Air Force91st Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy906th Air Refueling Squadron - Dak Rats
915th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy310th Special Operations Squadron908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron449th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1953-1953, 43151H, Aircraft Maintenance Units
  1953-1953, Aviation Cadet Pre-Flight Training Course
  1953-1954, 3610th Navigator Training Squadron
  1954-1955, 1521E, 3565th Navigator Training Wing
  1955-1955, 1521E, 3535th Student Squadron
  1955-1955, 1521E, 3510th Flying Training Wing
  1955-1957, 1525C, 90th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical
  1955-1957, 1525C, 5th Air Force
  1957-1957, 1225P, Training Units
  1957-1958, 1225P, 3501st Pilot Training Squadron
  1958-1958, 1061B, 3516th Pilot Training Squadron
  1958-1962, 1065B, 91st Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy
  1962-1966, 1065C, 906th Air Refueling Squadron - Dak Rats
  1966-1969, 1065C, 915th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy
  1969-1970, 1055A, 310th Special Operations Squadron
  1970-1971, 1065C, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron
  1971-1972, 1435Z, 449th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1967-1967 Young Tiger Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War
  1970-1970 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Minot State UniversityInter American University of Puerto RicoEastern Washington UniversityEastern Washington University
  1964-1966, Minot State University
  1967-1968, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
  1972-1975, Eastern Washington University
  1978-1980, Eastern Washington University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-84 Thunderjet  T-29 Samaritan  B-25 Mitchell  B-57 Canberra  
C-119 Flying Boxcar  B-29 Superfortress  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  A-26 Invader  
B-17 Flying Fortress  T-34 Mentor  T-28 Trojan  KC-97 Stratotanker  
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  KC-135 Stratotanker  C-123 Provider  UC-123B/K  Ranch Hand  
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  
  1953-1953, F-84 Thunderjet
  1953-1954, T-29 Samaritan
  1954-1954, B-25 Mitchell
  1954-1957, B-57 Canberra
  1955-1955, C-119 Flying Boxcar
  1955-1955, B-29 Superfortress
  1955-1955, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1955-1956, A-26 Invader
  1956-1956, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1957-1957, T-34 Mentor
  1957-1957, T-28 Trojan
  1958-1963, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1963-1963, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1963-1971, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1969-1970, C-123 Provider
  1970-1970, UC-123B/K Ranch Hand
  1971-1971, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
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