Bengtson, Dennis, SSgt

Transportation and Logistics
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
60370-Vehicle Operations Supervisor
Current/Last AFSC Group
Transportation and Logistics
Primary Unit
1973-1973, 60350, 307th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
60134-Packaging Specialist
60154-Packaging Specialist
60350-Vehicle Operator
Service Years
1969 - 1973
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command Military Airlift Command Pacific Air Forces

 Unofficial Badges 

FBI National Academy

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post 733, San Juan-Marne PostAir Force Memorial (AFM)UTAPAO Alumni Association
  1995, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 733, San Juan-Marne Post (Mason City, Iowa) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page
  2017, UTAPAO Alumni Association1

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Discharged out of Ellsworth AFB, Dec. 73.  Joined MCPD June 74.  Retired after 36+ years as Captain, Support Services Commander.  Start Class next month, Professional Truck Driving.  I did it in the military, I can do it as a civilian.

November 1, 2011, started driving semis for Holiday Express.  Been to Dayton Ohio, West Springfield Mass, Edison N.J.,  Romeoville and Libertyville  Ill, Burns Harbor In, Selby Del..  Drove by Dover AFB and Wright Patterson AFB.  Had a short trip to Dover in 1970 to go aboard the new C5A Galixy.  When I was in Viet Nam 70-71, I shipped a lot of material to Wright Patterson. 

August 2015, stopped driving for Holiday Express and started driving for Ruan out of Clear Lake, Iowa.  Haul an empty tanker to Malcom, Iowa and drop and hook for a full tanker (52,000 lbs liquid egg).  I take that to Gaylord, Mn and agian drop and hook to an empty for the trip back to Clear Lake.  About 10 hours driving time, 12 - 14 hour day.  The good thing is that I only do in twice a week and I'm home everynight.

November 2016, Stopped driving semi when I fell out of a truck and injured my shoulder. Can't climb ladders.  Currently working P/T for a local casino as a Surveillance Agent.

Other Comments:
 Lackland AFB Dec 69 - Feb 70
Travis AFB Feb 70 - Nov 70
Cam Rahn Bay AFB, RVN Nov 70 - Nov 71
Ellsworth Nov 71 - Dec 73   TDY Utapio AFB Thailand for 6 monhs in 73

Iowa Air National Guard, Ft. Dodge, Iowa Dec 73 - June 74

Iowa Army National Guard, 1133rd Trans Co, Feb 84 - Sept 90

US Army, Desert Storm 22nd Support Command Sept. 90 - June 91, stationed at numerous sites in Saudia Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahran.

Attended the FBI National Academy, Sept 98 - Dec 98, Class #195
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3723/19251
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3723rd Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)60th Transportation Squadron483rd Transportation Squadron44th Transportation Squadron
307th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1969-1970, 3723rd Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1970-1970, 60134, 60th Transportation Squadron
  1970-1971, 60154, 483rd Transportation Squadron
  1971-1973, 60350, 44th Transportation Squadron
  1973-1973, 60350, 307th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 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?
Did you encounter a situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
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?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
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 helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
North Iowa Area Community CollegeUpper Iowa UniversityUniversity of Virginia
  1974-1980, North Iowa Area Community College
  1998-2004, Upper Iowa University
  1998-1998, University of Virginia
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  KC-135 Stratotanker  
  1973-1973, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1973-1973, KC-135 Stratotanker
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 24, 2012, Forum Photos2
  Sep 08, 2012, General Photos
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