Keys, John, 1stSgt

Air Crew Operations
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
First Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1A2X1-Aircraft Loadmaster
Current/Last AFSC Group
Air Crew Operations
Primary Unit
1988-1996, 11450 , 9th Military Airlift Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
55150-Pavements Maintenance Specialist
55130-Pavements Maintenance Specialist
60570-Air Transportation Supervisor
11430-Loadmaster Apprentice
11450 -Load Master Technician
11470-Load Master Supervisor
Service Years
1966 - 1996
First Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew Mishap-Free Flying Hour Award 5,000 Hrs

 Unofficial Badges 

C-5 Galaxy 1000 Hour C-5 Galaxy 2000 Hour C-5 Galaxy 5000 Hour

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Not Specified
Other Comments:
Not Specified
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Aircrew Enlisted (Chief)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Basic Military Training (Amarillo AFB, TX), 3332/166 (Instructor)
 Unit Assignments
Civil Engineer Units326th Airlift Squadron  - Flying Bunnies3rd Military Airlift Squadron435th Aerial Port Squadron
9th Military Airlift Squadron
  1966-1967, 55150, Civil Engineer Units
  1967-1968, 55130, Civil Engineer Units
  1968-1969, Civil Engineer Units
  1970-1976, 60570, 46th Aerial Port Squadron
  1977-1981, 11430, 326th Airlift Squadron - Flying Bunnies
  1981-1983, 11450 , 3rd Military Airlift Squadron
  1983-1988, 11470, 435th Aerial Port Squadron
  1988-1996, 11450 , 9th Military Airlift Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1989-1989 Operation Just Cause (Panama)
  1990-1990 Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
 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
C-5 Galaxy  C-130 Hercules  
  1977-1996, C-5 Galaxy
  1983-1988, C-130 Hercules
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