Ford, Mike, TSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
9A000-Awaiting Retraining - Reasons beyond control
Current/Last AFSC Group
Special Reporting
Primary Unit
2001-2006, 1C3X1, 11th Mission Support Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
46250-Weapons Mechanic
2W1X1H-Aircraft Armament Systems F-111
2W1X1C-Aircraft Armament Systems A-10
2W1X1-Aircraft Armament Systems
1C3X1-Command Post
Service Years
1986 - 2006
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Technical Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Force Recruiting Service Air Force Retired Missileman (Senior)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Munitions Journeyman Technician Munitions Master Technician

 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)Post 10965, Paso Robles PostPost 50Sons of the American Revolution
Chapter 91
  1991, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 10965, Paso Robles Post (Paso Robles, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, American Legion, Post 50 (Vice President) (Paso Robles, California) - Chap. Page
  2013, Sons of the American Revolution [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 91 (Lompoc, California) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Enjoying life now that I am retired.  Gotta say though, I LOVED almost every day I served on Active Duty.  Yes, even the ones where we were recalled at o-dark thirty, and had to sit in a Mobility line doing a bag-drag for hours and doing nothing else, only then to be told we were released to go home, or in some cases, to work.  I miss it ALL! 
I had the most FUN as a Weapons Loader, or Load Toad.  But the most rewarding job was as a Command Post Controller.  Recruiting?  Forget it.

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 Ribbon Bar

Command and Control (Senior)
Maintenance (Senior)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1986, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3723/0013
 Unit Assignments
3723rd Basic Military Training SquadronStrategic Air Command (SAC)379th Bombardment Wing379th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
RAF Lakenheath495th Tactical Fighter Squadron48th Operations Group492nd Fighter Squadron - Madhatters
48th Equipment Maintenance SquadronUSAF Recruiting Service355th Wing - Desert Lightning357th Fighter Squadron  - Dragons
Air Force Material Command (AFMC)Space and Missile Systems CenterUS Air Force
  1986-1986, 3723rd Basic Military Training Squadron
  1986-1990, 46250, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1986-1990, 46250, 379th Bombardment Wing
  1986-1990, 46250, 379th Munitions Maintenance Squadron
  1990-1994, 2W1X1, RAF Lakenheath
  1990-1994, 2W1X1H, 495th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1990-1994, 2W1X1, 48th Operations Group
  1990-1994, 2W1X1, 492nd Fighter Squadron - Madhatters
  1990-1994, 2W1X1H, 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
  1994-1995, 8R000, 360th Recruiting Group/339th Recruiting Squadron
  1995-1996, 2W1X1, 355th Wing - Desert Lightning
  1995-1996, 2W1X1C, 357th Fighter Squadron - Dragons
  1996-2001, 1C3X1, Air Force Material Command (AFMC)/HQ Space and Missile System Center (SMC)
  1996-2001, 1C3X1, Space and Missile Systems Center
  2001-2001, 1C3X1, Command and Control (HQ USAF/C2)
  2001-2006, 1C3X1, 11th Mission Support Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1990 Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  1990-2050 Ulchi Focus Lens
  1991-1991 Operation Provide Comfort (Iraq)
  1991-1991 Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
 Colleges Attended 
Community College of the Air ForceUniversity of Maryland, European DivisionCentral Texas College
  1986-2006, Community College of the Air Force
  1990-1991, University of Maryland, European Division
  2005-2006, Central Texas College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AGM-69 SRAM  Missile  AGM-86 ALCM Missile  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  F-111 Aardvark  
AIM-120 AMRAAM Missile  AIM-7 Sparrow Missile  AIM-9 Sidewinder  F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle  
A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)  AGM-65  Maverick Missile  
  1986-1990, AGM-69 SRAM Missile
  1986-1990, AGM-86 ALCM Missile
  1986-1990, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1986-1994, B-61/TM-61A/MGM-1 Matador Missile
  1990-1992, F-111 Aardvark
  1991-2003, AIM-120 AMRAAM Missile
  1991-2003, AIM-7 Sparrow Missile
  1991-2003, AIM-9 Sidewinder
  1992-2003, F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle
  1995-1996, A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
  1995-1996, AGM-65 Maverick Missile
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