Rogers, Scott, Jr., MSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
113X0-Flight Engineer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1986-1990, 113X0, 22nd Military Airlift Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
99000-Basic Airman
43131E-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
43151E-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
43171E-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1970 - 1990
Voice Edition
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Military Airlift Command Combat Crew Air Force Retired 3 Air Force Retired

Air Training Command (ATC)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge C-5 Galaxy 1000 Hour C-5 Galaxy 2000 Hour Cold War Medal

US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
AFSA 1320Air Force Together We Served91st Bomb GroupTWS Memorial Team
Air Force TWS Advisory GroupAir Force Memorial (AFM)TWS Profile IntegrityTWS Volunteer Profile Assistance Team (VPA)
  1986, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), AFSA 1320 (Executive Officer) (Travis AFB, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2014, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2015, 91st Bomb Group
  2015, TWS Memorial Team [Verified]
  2015, Air Force TWS Advisory Group [Verified]
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, TWS Profile Integrity [Verified]
  2016, TWS Volunteer Profile Assistance Team (VPA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am Retired.  I retired from Chevron after 14 years, and then went to work for Union Pacific Railroad as a Switchman, Conductor, Engineer, and Rules Instructor. 
Other Comments:

May 27, 1970, C-5A 70172 was destroyed during a ground fire after an Air Turbine Motor (ATM) started backwards and quickly overheated, setting the hydraulic system on fire and consuming the aircraft.  This was at Palmdale, CA.

October 17, 1970, C-5A Ship #1,
668303 was destroyed during a ground fire at the Lockheed Aircraft plant at Dobbins AFB, Marietta, Georgia. The fire started during maintenance in one of the aircraft's 12 fuel cells. One worker was killed and another injured. This was the first C-5 aircraft produced.

September 27, 1974, C-5A
80227 crashed after over-running the runway at Clinton Sherman Municipal Airport during an emergency landing following a serious landing gear fire. The C-5 had taken-off from Altus AFB, Oklahoma.  However, during taxi out for take-off, one of the brakes was dragging and also developed a hydraulic leak causing the fire.  The flight crew was wanting to land at Clinton Sherman AFB, but became confused on approach and landed at the municipal airport instead.

April 4, 1975, C-5A 80218, crashed while attempting an emergency landing at Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN.  It was carrying Orphans out of Vietnam during Operation BabyLift.  Speculation as to the cause of the crash varies, however, Lockheed Company took full responsibility.

On 31 July 1983, C-5A 00446 crashed on landing at Shemya, AFB, Alaska. The C-5 approached below the glide slope, hit an embankment short of the runway and bounced back into the air before coming to rest on the runway.  Time became an important factor.  As 446 sat on the runway Winter was getting closer & closer.  A decision was finally made, and 446 now became Phoenix II.  It was repaired for a one time flight to Lockheed.  

July 1985, C-5A 80216 landed gear up at Travis AFB, California.  Crew negligent in using CRM.

August 29, 1990, C-5A 80228, Bravo 12,  crashed shortly after takeoff following an engine malfunction.  The aircraft took off from Ramstein AB, Germany.  One of the engines thrust reversers extended and the C-5 crew was not able to recover the aircraft.  There were only 4 survivors.

April 3, 2006, C-5B 840059 crashed following a cockpit indication that a thrust reverser was not locked. The C-5 landed approximately 2000 feet short of the runway.  Sadly, this was a complete crew failure.  They did not use their Cockpit Resourse Management Tools.

Source-C-5 Galaxy History.

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  176 Airmen Remembered
  • Andersen, Charles E., CMSgt, (1966-1993)
  • Ardelji, Larry F., Sgt, (1971-1975)
  • Armanini, Joseph P., Maj, (1941-1945)
  • Armstrong, Donald C., SSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Arnett, Vern H., 1st Lt, (1942-1947)
  • Badgett, Lyndon B., SSgt, (1981-1997)
  • Becay Jr., Frank, TSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Bock, Frederick, C., Maj, (1941-1945)
  • Brown, Patricia D., Col, (1965-1976)
  • Chaffey, Lois Kay, (1943-1944)
  • Chappell, Mary H., (1943-1945)
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Aircrew Enlisted (Chief)
Maintenance (Senior)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1970, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3711/10951
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3711th Basic Military Training Squadron3700th Military Training Wing (Staff)Air Training Command3370th Technical Training Group
Chanute Air Force Base, ILLFormal Schools and Training CoursesMilitary Airlift Command (MAC)60th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
602nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron22nd Air Force22nd Military Airlift Squadron60th Military Airlift Wing
56th Military Airlift Squadron443rd Military Airlift WingNCO Academy - ATC  Lackland AFBAir Force Logistics Command
  1970-1970, 99000, 3711th Basic Military Training Squadron
  1970-1970, 99000, 3700th Military Training Wing (Staff)
  1970-1971, 43131E, Air Training Command
  1970-1971, 43131E, 3370th Technical Training Group
  1970-1971, 43131E, Chanute Air Force Base, ILL
  1971-1971, 43151E, Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (C-5) Course
  1971-1979, 43171E, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1971-1979, 43171E, 60th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1972-1972, 43151E, 602nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1974-1974, 43151E, 22nd Air Force
  1979-1982, 113X0, 22nd Military Airlift Squadron
  1979-1982, 113X0, 60th Military Airlift Wing
  1979-1990, 113X0, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1982-1986, 113X0, 56th Military Airlift Squadron
  1982-1986, 113X0, 443rd Military Airlift Wing
  1985-1985, 113X0, NCO Academy - ATC Lackland AFB
  1986-1986, HQ Air Force Logistics Command (HQAFLC)
  1986-1990, 113X0, 22nd Military Airlift Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1973-1973 Operation Nickel Grass (Israel)1
  1975-1975 Operation Baby Lift (Vietnam)1
  1980-1980 Training Exercise - Bright Star '802
  1986-1986 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '861
  1989-1989 Operation Just Cause (Panama)
 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?
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 
Foothill CollegeCommunity College of the Air ForceCommunity College of the Air ForceWestern Oklahoma State College
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1969-1970, Foothill College
  1969-1990, Community College of the Air Force
  1970-1985, Community College of the Air Force
  1983-1985, Western Oklahoma State College
  1983-1985, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  C-5 Galaxy  C-5 Galaxy  C-141 Starlifter  
  1970-1971, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)1
  1971-1990, C-5 Galaxy3
  1971-1990, C-5 Galaxy3
  1972-1972, C-141 Starlifter2
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 07, 1970, Scott, Basic Training, 1970.1
  May 25, 1977, C-5A 6683061
  Nov 06, 1982, Altus Oklahoma8
  Jan 17, 2015, General Photos211
  Jan 20, 2015, Forum Photos21
  Jun 15, 2016, B-17G 9095
  Aug 01, 2016, Hot August Nights, 201610
  Aug 10, 2016, C-5A Galaxy Memories9
  Aug 10, 2017, Hot August Nights, 20173
  Jan 18, 2018, C-5A 802271
  Jan 18, 2018, C-5A 802271
  Jan 18, 2018, C-5A 90022, 70170.2
  Jan 19, 2018, 701701
  Aug 16, 2018, Woodstock, 19691
  Jun 17, 2019, Message Photos1
  Apr 01, 2020, Old Glory1
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