Vlymen, Richmond, MSgt

Avionics Maintenance
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
45299-Tactical Aircraft Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Avionics Maintenance
Primary Unit
1986-1991, 45299, 49th Aircraft Generation Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
99000-Basic Airman
32231-Apprentice Weapon Control Systems Mechanic
32231R-Apprentice Weapon Control Systems Mechanic
32251R-Weapon Control Systems Mechanic
32652A-Integrated Avionics Systems Specialist
32672A-Integrated Avionics Systems Technician
32676-Integrated Avionics Attack Control Systems Technician
45271- Avionic Systems Technician F-15
Service Years
1970 - 1991
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

United States Air Forces Europe Air Force Retired Strategic Air Command Tactical Air Command (TAC)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) Eagle Keeper SAC Master Technician

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Force Together We ServedAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2008, Air Force Together We Served
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Maintenance (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1970, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3723/10627
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3723rd Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)Lackland Air Force BaseTechnical Training Center (Cadre) Lowry AFBLowry Air Force Base
481st Tactical Fighter Squadron522nd Fighter Squadron  - FireballsTactical Air Command (TAC)27th Tactical Fighter Wing
Cannon Air Force Base27th Avionics Maintenance Squadron27th Avionics Maintenance Squadron20th Avionics Maintenance Squadron
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)20th Tactical Fighter WingRAF Upper Heyford380th Avionics Maintenance Squadron
Strategic Air Command (SAC)380th Bombardment Wing, MediumPlattsburgh Air Force Base8th AF NCO Leadership School Barksdale AFB, Non-Commisioned Officer Leadership School (NCOLS)
48th Avionics Maintenance Squadron48th Tactical Fighter WingRAF Lakenheath548th Aircraft Generation Squadron
492nd Tactical Fighter SquadronNCO Academy - RAF Upwood7th Tactical Fighter Squadron49th Tactical Fighter Wing
49th Aircraft Generation Squadron
  1970-1970, 99000, 3723rd Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1970-1970, Lackland Air Force Base
  1970-1971, 32231, Headquarters, Technical Training Center (Cadre) Lowry AFB
  1970-1971, Lowry Air Force Base
  1971-1971, 32231R, 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1971-1972, 32251R, 522nd Fighter Squadron - Fireballs
  1971-1976, 32652A, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1971-1976, 32652A, 27th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1971-1976, Cannon Air Force Base
  1972-1974, 32652A, 27th Avionics Maintenance Squadron
  1974-1976, 32652A, 27th Avionics Maintenance Squadron
  1976-1978, 32672A, 20th Avionics Maintenance Squadron
  1976-1978, 32672A, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1976-1978, 32672A, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1976-1978, RAF Upper Heyford
  1978-1980, 32672A, 380th Avionics Maintenance Squadron
  1978-1980, 32672A, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1978-1980, 32672A, 380th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1978-1980, 32672A, Plattsburgh Air Force Base
  1979-1979, 8th AF NCO Leadership School Barksdale AFB, Non-Commisioned Officer Leadership School (NCOLS)
  1980-1981, 32672A, 48th Avionics Maintenance Squadron
  1980-1986, 32676, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1980-1986, 32676, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1980-1986, 32672A, RAF Lakenheath
  1981-1986, 32676, 548th Aircraft Generation Squadron
  1981-1986, 32676, 492nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1984-1984, 32676, NCO Academy - RAF Upwood
  1986-1989, 45271, 7th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1986-1991, 45299, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1986-1991, Holloman Air Force Base
  1986-1991, 45299, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1986-1991, 45299, 49th 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 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?
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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Community College of the Air ForceEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  1969-1970, State University of New York Institute of Technology at Delhi
  1980-1991, Community College of the Air Force
  1983-1983, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-111 Aardvark  FB-111  F-111 Aardvark  F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle  
  1971-1978, F-111 Aardvark
  1978-1980, FB-111
  1980-1985, F-111 Aardvark
  1986-1991, F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle
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