Dilworth, Robert L. S., CMSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
27690-Aerospace Control and Warning Systems Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1984-1988, 27690, 728th Tactical Control Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
27350A-Aircraft Control and Warning Operator
27370A-Aircraft Control and Warning Technician
27370S-Aircraft Control and Warning Technician
27670-Aerospace Control and Warning Systems Technician
Service Years
1961 - 1991
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Chief Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Tan Son Nhut AssociationPost 141Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2003, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Tan Son Nhut Association [Verified]
  2010, American Legion, Post 141 (Vice President) (Richmond, Virginia) - Chap. Page
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of Virginia (Treasurer) (Staunton, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired and enjoying life.  I joined the Air Force August 15, 1961.  After 30 years and 17 days I retired on August 31, 1991.  While on 90 days terminal leave I went to work as a security guard and worked for 13 months.  I then went to work for a company (BRENCO) that manufactures wheel bearings for railroad cars, and worked for them two years.  I then started working for the U.S. Postal Service and worked 17 years and three months.  I worked a total of 50 years four months and two weeks .   I started with the Postal Service as a City Mail Carrier and did that for three and a half years.  I then got a job in Personnel in Aug 98 and worked there until it was phased out, and then started working in the training department in Jan 08.  I worked in training 16 of my 30 years in the Air Force so I was happy with that job.   I sold 588 hours of annual leave when I retired completely on 30 Dec 2011.  Selling that leave helped me to finish paying for the hardwood floors Nancy had installed in two hallway.  Wish I could have sold the over 1600 hours of sick leave I had, but during that time the Postal Service would only add half of it to your time in service.  In 2013 the Postal Service started adding all of it to time in service.  House in Virginia was paid for, and I had my yards in good shape.  Unfortunately Nancy's Arthritis caused us to need to move to warmer weather.
Other Comments:
I was born in the very, very, very small town of Lamont FL.  I grew up in Tampa, FL and graduated from Middleton High School in 1960.  I then attended Florida A&M University for a year  and joned the Air Force 8/15/61. I had four remote tours; all in the Pacific.  Two were in Okinawa, one in Vietnam, and one in the Philippines.  I had two long tours in Germany.  The first was at Hessisch-Oldendorf AS, Germany Jun 76 to Jun 78.  My last assignment was to the Warrior Preparation Center at Einsiedlerhof AS, Germany for 14 months and my slot was deleted.  I was then moved to Headquarters USAFE at Ramstein Airbase for two years and retired Aug 1991.   Life has been really good to me, and I consider myself to be a very luck person.  I had a wonderful Air Force career.  My second wife (Nancy) and I have been married 42 years.  While in Virginia we lived in a quiet neighborhood in Petersburg, VA which is about six miles from Fort Lee, VA.  We annually went to Hampton, VA to attend the Jazz Festival and most of the time was able to get billetting on Langley AFB.   While vacationing we have also been lucky to get billetting at Travis AFB, CA, Shaw AFB, SC, MacDill AFB, FL, Hickam AFB, HI, and at Eglin AFB, FL.   When I  retired from the Air Force we went to Petersburg, VA to live because we had a house there we were unable to sell when I went PCS to Eglin AFB, FL in Jan 1984.  In April 2016 we moved to Shalimar, FL because of Nancy's Arthritis and the cold weather in Virginia causing her lots of pain.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1961, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3708
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
623rd Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron665th Radar Squadron784th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron729th Tactical Control Squadron
619th Tactical Control SquadronRadar Units801st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron24th Air Division
School Assignments20th Air Division609th Tactical Control SquadronSenior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (SNCOA)
848th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron728th Tactical Control SquadronWarrior Preparation Center (WPC)United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1962-1963, 27350A, Detachment 4, 623rd Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  1963-1964, 27350A, 665th Radar Squadron
  1965-1966, 27350A, 784th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  1966-1967, 27370A, Detachment 2, 623rd Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  1967-1969, 27370A, Detachment 1, 729th Tactical Control Squadron
  1969-1970, 27370A, 619th Tactical Control Squadron
  1970-1971, 27370A, 694th Radar Squadron
  1971-1971, 27370S, 801st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  1971-1972, 27670, 24th Air Division
  1972-1974, 27670, 635th Radar Squadtron
  1974-1974, 27670, NCO Academy - Tyndall AFB
  1974-1976, 27670, 20th Air Division
  1976-1978, 27690, 609th Tactical Control Squadron
  1978-1983, 27690, 20th Air Division
  1983-1983, 27690, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (SNCOA)
  1983-1984, 27690, 848th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
  1984-1988, 27690, 728th Tactical Control Squadron
  1988-1989, 27690, Warrior Preparation Center (WPC)
  1989-1991, 27690, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1990-1991 Gulf War (Iraq)
 Colleges Attended 
Florida A & M UniversitySaint Leo UniversityCentral Michigan University
  1960-1961, Florida A & M University
  1991-1994, Saint Leo University
  1994-1996, Central Michigan University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-102 Delta Dagger  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  F-101 Voodoo  F-89 Scorpion  
B-58 Hustler  F-106 Delta Dart  AIM-4 Falcon Missile  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
C-130 Hercules  SR-71 Black Bird  AIM-7 Sparrow Missile  F-4 Phantom  
F-14 Tomcat (Iran)  F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle  F-16 Fighting Falcon  C-141 Starlifter  
C-5 Galaxy  
  1962-1974, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1962-1982, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1963-1964, F-101 Voodoo
  1963-1964, F-89 Scorpion
  1963-1971, B-58 Hustler
  1963-1982, F-106 Delta Dart
  1963-1991, AIM-4 Falcon Missile
  1963-1991, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1966-1967, C-130 Hercules
  1966-1967, SR-71 Black Bird
  1969-1991, AIM-7 Sparrow Missile
  1969-1992, F-4 Phantom
  1978-1982, F-14 Tomcat (Iran)
  1984-1988, F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle
  1984-1991, F-16 Fighting Falcon
  1985-1988, C-141 Starlifter
  1986-1988, C-5 Galaxy
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