Owens, Eric, SSgt

Aircraft Maintenance
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1983-1985, 4456th Aircraft Generation Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
70250-Administrative Specialist
70251-Postal Specialist
45254F-Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
45254Z-Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Service Years
1979 - 1985
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Staff Sergeant

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

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

 Military Association Memberships
-National Rifle Association (NRA)Air Force Together We ServedAir Force Memorial (AFM)AFSA 1461
Meriwether Lewis Chapter
  2011, -National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2014, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), AFSA 1461 (Member) (McCord AFB, Washington) - Chap. Page
  2015, Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA), Meriwether Lewis Chapter (Member) (Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Alaska Airlines, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                      May 1, 2017 to Present

Reservations Agent
Assist traveling guests with existing reservations. Help guests with booking new reservations. Provide assistance with changing existing reservations. Help military memebers traveling TDY or PCS.

Starbucks, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                  August 12, 2014 - May 20 2015
Production Support Analyst Level III
Level III technical support for new installation of computer hardware, drive thru timer, video, and Starbucks Cloud access to Google NOC Level III managed switch support for Google high speed in stores, software and telephony systems, including software activation. Ensuring all LAN and WAN cabling and all Point of Sale (POS) hardware and software are fully functional and delivered prior to opening dates of new stores and remodel sites. Plans and maintains schedules, procedures, training materials and tracking methods for new store and remodel store activities. I post articles to Oracle Knowledge Center Portal when needed.

Univar, Redmond WA
March 24, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Contract IT Specialist
Deployment technician tasked with upgrading Windows XP machines to Windows 7 Professional. Imaging hard drives using Microsoft MDT. Maintaining deployment tickets and assets in the service-now help desk ticketing software. Repurpose old computers with reimaged drives. Decommission old laptops and desktops. Setup and deployed client cloud services  and assisted users with data transfers.
Key Initiatives and Achievements:

  • Used Ghost to image 350 laptops and desktops with Windows 7 Pro. Install software on models E5430 and E7010.Deploy Dell OptiPlex Desktops with Windows 7 Pro.

City of Kent, WA
July 11, 2013 - February 28, 2014

Contract IT Specialist

Deployment technician tasked with upgrading Windows XP machines to Windows 7 Professional. Installation of Wyse P25 zero client machines. Maintain deployment tickets and assets in the web help desk ticketing software. Repurpose old computers with reimaged drives. Deploy and install ShoreTel model 230 IP phones using Shoreware Director. Decommission old hard drives and repurpose old machines.

Key Initiatives and Achievements:

  • Used Ghost to image 125 hard drives with Windows 7 Pro using Aleratec Drive Imaging Server.
  • Deploy 125 HP 8300 Desktops with Windows 7 Pro.
  • Deploy around 80 to 90 Wyse P25 Zero Client machines.
  • Upgrade Windows XP machines to Windows 7 Pro and decommission old hard drives.
Other Comments:
Not Specified

 Remembrance Profiles -  4 Airmen Remembered
  • Neff, Phillip, Sgt
  • Owens, Melvin, PO3, (1944-1945)
  • Poole, Ronald, Airman, (1978-1982)
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 Ribbon Bar

Maintenance (Basic)
Security Police (Basic)

USAF Individual Pistol (Bronze) Marksman


 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1979, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3702/401
 Unit Assignments
Training UnitsAir Force Material Command (AFMC)/Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC)Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)82nd Training Wing
4456th Aircraft Generation Squadron
  1979-1979, 81st Training Group
  1979-1983, 70250, Air Force Material Command (AFMC)/Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC)
  1979-1983, 70251, Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)
  1983-1983, 45254F, 82nd Training Wing
  1983-1985, 45254Z, 4456th Aircraft Generation Squadron
  1983-1985, 4456th Aircraft Generation Squadron
 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 were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation 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 one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
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?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and 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?
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 
University of South Florida
  1983-1985, University of South Florida
  1987-1989, Others/Not Listed
  2003-2003, Others/Not Listed
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-16 Fighting Falcon  
  1983-1985, F-16 Fighting Falcon6
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 24, 2012, General Photos7
  Mar 23, 2014, Forum Photos26
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