Burhans, William, MSgt

Aerospace Maintenance
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
2A3X0-Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aerospace Maintenance
Primary Unit
1998-2001, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43131C-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
43151C-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
43151C-Jet Aircraft Mechanic
2A3X3-Tactical Aircraft Maintenance
Service Years
1978 - 2001
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Master Crew Chief

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Not Specified
Other Comments:
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Maintenance (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1978, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3708/035 (Instructor)
 Unit Assignments
Advancement Schools and CoursesUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)50th Tactical Fighter Wing50th Aircraft Generation Squadron
496th Tactical Fighter Squadron479th Aircraft Generation Squadron436th Tactical Fighter Training SquadronTactical Air Command (TAC)
1st Tactical Fighter Wing1st Aircraft Generation Squadron71st Fighter Squadron  - Iron Men36th Tactical Fighter Wing
36th Aircraft Generation Squadron525th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Bulldogs71st Tactical Fighter Squadron1st Aircraft Generation Squadron
94th Tactical Fighter Squadron1st Logistics Support Squadron85th Operations Squadron85th Operations Group (85th Group) - Guardians of the North
3rd Wing3rd Operations Support SquadronUnited States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1978-1978, Fighter Crew Chief Commons Course
  1978-1978, 43131C, Basic Aircraft Maintenance Technical School
  1978-1980, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1978-1980, 50th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1978-1980, 43151C, 50th Aircraft Generation Squadron
  1978-1980, 496th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1980-1982, 43151C, 479th Aircraft Generation Squadron
  1980-1982, 436th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
  1980-1984, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1982-1984, 1st Tactical Fighter Wing
  1982-1984, 1st Aircraft Generation Squadron
  1982-1984, 43151C, 71st Fighter Squadron - Iron Men
  1984-1988, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1984-1988, 36th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1984-1988, 43151C, 36th Aircraft Generation Squadron
  1984-1988, 525th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Bulldogs
  1988-1990, 43151C, 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1988-1990, 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1988-1994, 1st Aircraft Generation Squadron
  1988-1996, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1988-1996, 1st Tactical Fighter Wing
  1990-1994, 94th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1994-1998, 1st Logistics Support Squadron
  1996-1998, 2A3X3, 85th Operations Squadron
  1996-1998, 85th Operations Group (85th Group) - Guardians of the North
  1998-2001, 3rd Wing
  1998-2001, 2A3X0, 3rd Operations Support Squadron
  1998-2001, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1979-1979 Operation Eagle (Iran)
  1986-1986 Operation El Dorado Canyon (Libya)
  1990-1991 Gulf War (Iraq)
 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?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are 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?
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 
Community College of the Air ForceEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityWayland Baptist University
  1988-1992, Community College of the Air Force
  1996-1998, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  1998-1998, University of Maryland at Baltimore
  1999-2001, Wayland Baptist University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  T-38 Talon  F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle  
  1978-1980, F-4 Phantom
  1980-1982, T-38 Talon
  1984-2001, F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
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