Burns, James, SMSgt

Aircraft Maintenance
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant E-8
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43590-Flight Engineer Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1976-1979, 43199, 57th Tactical Training Wing/57th Tactical Training Wing Detachment 1
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43130-Helicopter Mechanic
00000-not listed
43150-Helicopter Mechanic
43550B-Flight Engineer Specialist
43570B-Flight Engineer Technician
43570C-Flight Engineer Technician
43170C-Helicopter Technician
43191-Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent
43199-Superintendent
Service Years
1959 - 1979
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition
Senior Master Sergeant E-8

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Sikorsky Winged S Sikorsky Winged S Rescue Kaman Rescue Pin (No Wings)




 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Association (AFA)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)USAF RotorheadsPedro Rescue Helicopter Association
Thailand-Laos-Cambodia BrotherhoodAir Commando AssociationSpecial Operations Association (SOA-MACV)Air Force Together We Served
Air Rescue AssociationVietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Air Force Memorial (AFM)
Fort Walton Beach Pitsenbarger Chapter
  1970, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1980, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2002, USAF Rotorheads
  2002, Pedro Rescue Helicopter Association - Assoc. Page
  2003, Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Brotherhood [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, Air Commando Association [Verified]
  2003, Special Operations Association (SOA-MACV)
  2006, Air Force Together We Served
  2008, Jolly Green Giant Association
  2010, Air Rescue Association
  2010, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)
  2015, That Others May Live Foundation
  2016, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) - Assoc. Page
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, Distinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS), Fort Walton Beach Pitsenbarger Chapter (Member At Large) (Fort Walton Beach, Florida) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I keep busy as the webmaster of the USAF RotorHeads website ( www.rotorheadsrus.us ) and am enjoying my full retirement.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1959, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3711/380
 Unit Assignments
3711th Basic Military Training Squadron3761st Student Squadron52nd Aircraft Maintenance SquadronAir Rescue Service (ARS)
Rescue Units3630th Consolidated Maintenance Squadron3750th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron20th Helicopter Squadron - Pony Express/Green Hornets
20th Special Operations Squadron - Green HornetsAir Rescue Service (ARS)/Eastern Air Rescue Center21st Special Operations Squadron - Dust Devils1st Helicopter Squadron
39th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing5040th Helicopter Squadron20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets57th Tactical Training Wing/57th Tactical Training Wing Detachment 1
  1959-1959, 00000, 3711th Basic Military Training Squadron
  1959-1959, 43130, 3761st Student Squadron
  1959-1960, 43150, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  1960-1963, 43150, Eastern Air Rescue Center/Eastern Air Rescue Service Detachmehnt 46
  1963-1964, 43150, Eastern Air Rescue Center/Eastern Air Rescue Service Detachmehnt 5
  1964-1965, 43150, 31st Air Rescue Squadron
  1966-1966, 43150, 3630th Consolidated Maintenance Squadron
  1966-1967, 43550B, 3750th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  1967-1968, 43570B, 20th Helicopter Squadron - Pony Express/Green Hornets
  1967-1968, 43570B, 20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
  1968-1969, 43570B, Eastern Air Rescue Center/Eastern Air Rescue Service Detachment 15
  1969-1970, 43570B, 21st Special Operations Squadron - Dust Devils
  1970-1971, 43570C, 1st Helicopter Squadron
  1971-1972, 43570C, 39th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing
  1972-1975, 43170C, 5040th Helicopter Squadron
  1975-1976, 43191, 20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
  1976-1979, 43199, 57th Tactical Training Wing/57th Tactical Training Wing Detachment 1
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1975 Vietnam War
  1965-1968 Operation Steel Tiger
 Colleges Attended 
Park University
  1978-1979, Park University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
H-19 Chickasaw  HH-43 Huskie (Pedro)  UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)  HH-3/CH-3E  Jolly Green Giant  
CH/UH-21 Workhorse ( Flying Banana)  
  1959-1964, H-19 Chickasaw
  1960-1967, HH-43 Huskie (Pedro)
  1967-1979, UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)
  1968-1976, HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant
  1970-1970, CH/UH-21 Workhorse ( Flying Banana)
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