Stolpa, Walter M., Jr., CMSgt

Security Police
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
81100-Security Police Manager
Current/Last AFSC Group
Security Police
Primary Unit
1982-1984, 81100, 4392nd Security Police Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
77150-Air Policeman
77170-Air Police Supervisor
A 811X0-Security Specialist/Policeman
81190-Security Police Superintendent
81291-Security Police Superintendent
81199-Security Police Superintendent
Service Years
1960 - 1984
Chief Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Force Air Police Air Force Air Police Badge (1960-1966) Air Force Security Police Badge (1960-1966) Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Vietnam Security Police AssociationAir Force Security Forces AssociationPost 54
Air Force Memorial (AFM)Post 2121, Pioneer PostChapter 8
  1990, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, Vietnam Security Police Association [Verified]
  2003, Air Force Security Forces Association
  2010, American Legion, Post 54 (Member) (Red Wing, Minnesota) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2121, Pioneer Post (Honor Guard) (Greeley, Colorado) - Chap. Page
  2016, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 8 (Life Member) (Greeley, Colorado) - Chap. Page

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 Remembrance Profiles -  21 Airmen Remembered
  • Gordy, Jr., Joseph, CMSgt, (1947-1977)
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Security Police (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1960, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3725/2436
 Unit Assignments
3725th  Basic Military Training Squadron7541st Air Base SquadronUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)US Air Force
Tactical Air Command (TAC)835th Air DivisionAir Defense Command (ADC)United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
318th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron20th Security Police Squadron90th Missile Security SquadronStrategic Air Command (SAC)
TUSLOG HQ406th Tactical Fighter Training Wing1st Strategic Aerospace Division4392nd Security Police Squadron
  1960-1960, 3725th Basic Military Training Squadron
  1960-1963, 77150, 7541st Air Base Squadron
  1960-1963, 77150, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1963-1965, 77150, 835th Air police Squadron
  1963-1965, 77150, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1963-1965, 835th Air Division
  1965-1966, 77150, 343rd Combat Support Group
  1965-1966, 77150, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1966-1967, 77170, 14th Air Police Squadron
  1966-1967, 77170, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1967-1970, A 811X0, 318th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron/318th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron Detachment 1
  1970-1974, A 811X0, 20th Security Police Squadron
  1974-1976, 81190, 90th Missile Security Squadron
  1974-1976, 81190, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1976-1977, 81291, TUSLOG HQ/TUSLOG Det 193
  1977-1980, 81199, 406th Tactical Fighter Training Wing
  1980-1982, 81199, 1st Strategic Aerospace Division/1st strategic Aerospace Division Detachment 6
  1982-1984, 81100, 4392nd Security Police Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1961 Cold War Incident - Standoff at Checkpoint Charlie (East Germany)
  1961-1973 Vietnam War1
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1965-1973 Operation Arc Light2
 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 helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-66 Destroyer  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  F-104 Starfighter  F-102 Delta Dagger  
A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  OV-10 Bronco  F-106 Delta Dart  F-111 Aardvark  
F-100 Super Sabre  LGM-30A/B  Minuteman I Missile  F-4 Phantom  F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle  
F-16 Fighting Falcon  LGM-118 (MX) Peacekeeper Missile  
  1960-1963, B-66 Destroyer
  1963-1965, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
  1964-1964, F-104 Starfighter
  1965-1966, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1966-1967, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
  1967-1967, OV-10 Bronco
  1967-1970, F-106 Delta Dart
  1970-1074, F-111 Aardvark
  1970-1970, F-100 Super Sabre
  1970-1971, F-100 Super Sabre
  1974-1976, LGM-30A/B Minuteman I Missile
  1976-1977, F-4 Phantom
  1977-1980, F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle
  1977-1980, F-16 Fighting Falcon
  1983-1984, LGM-118 (MX) Peacekeeper Missile
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Militaria Collecting29
  John Conley Stolpa - My Son16
  Two Visits to Washington, DC51
  Nicole Denae Stolpa - My Daughter8
  Red Wing Police Department36
  Gettysburg National Battlefield Visit52
  Fishing off the Levee Wall 201047
  Aug 01, 1984, Retirement at Vandenberg AFB, California20
  Apr 17, 2004, Visit to Gettysburg National Battlefield19
  Jun 09, 2005, Nicole Denae Stolpa's Graduation from Harvard14
  Sep 22, 2005, Mannasas/Bull Run National Battlefield24
  Apr 19, 2006, APs RAF Chelveston Reunion @ San Antonio, TX70
  Sep 17, 2007, Chickamauga, GA & Chatanooga National Battle Fields17
  Jan 20, 2008, Godson Security Force Airman Tom Blue44
  Apr 04, 2008, Antietam National Battlefield75
  Jul 04, 2008, 4th of July Celebration7
  Aug 04, 2008, Collecting Challenge Coins141
  Sep 13, 2008, Wedding of John Stolpa & Stefanie Judd17
  Oct 19, 2008, Fishing in Minnesota30
  Oct 25, 2008, The Chief's Folder8
  Dec 03, 2008, Forum Photos657
  Dec 25, 2008, The Stolpa Christmas Tree4
  Feb 09, 2009, Beautiful Red Wing, Minnesota30
  Apr 07, 2009, RAF Chelveston mini-reunion at Las Vegas 20098
  Apr 23, 2009, Fishing in Winona, Minnesota on the Mississippi River7
  May 22, 2009, Field of Honor - Red Wing, Minnesota 5506615
  Jun 09, 2009, Fishing off of the wall at Levee Park in Red Wing MN34
  Jun 28, 2009, Grandson - Owen Robert Stolpa180
  Jul 03, 2009, Independence Day 200912
  Jul 05, 2009, Wildlife Photography69
  Apr 24, 2010, Family Pets169
  May 21, 2010, Fishing, Red Wing, Mn4
  May 28, 2010, Field of Honor 201067
  Aug 25, 2010, Butterfly Photography423
  Sep 18, 2010, Chickamauga 2010171
  Nov 11, 2010, Veterans Day in Red Wing Minnesota31
  May 30, 2011, Memorial Day46
  Jun 15, 2011, Red Wing Barn Bluff Flag Raising23
  Jun 18, 2011, Capt Spinler's Military Funeral20
  Jul 05, 2011, Carlisle, Pennsylvania27
  Jul 06, 2011, Grandson Nathaniel John146
  Oct 25, 2011, Colorado108
  Nov 11, 2011, Loveland, Colorado Veterans Day Parade 201114
  Dec 20, 2011, Home in Johnstown, Colorado16
  Jan 29, 2012, Colorado Sunsets404
  Feb 07, 2012, Stolpa Family Photos38
  Aug 31, 2012, General Photos12
  Nov 05, 2012, Air/Security Police/Security Force patches608
  Nov 25, 2012, Patriotic Christmas 201280
  Nov 27, 2012, Patriotism652
  Dec 01, 2012, Vintage Soldiers78
  Dec 25, 2012, Christmas 201284
  Feb 11, 2013, Message Photos6
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