Lamirand, Gerald, MSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
3A0X1-Information Management
Current/Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1978-1981, 70270, Detachment 3, 3rd Weather Wing
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
70230-Apprentice Administrative Specialist
70250-Administrative Specialist
70270-Administrative Supervisor
Service Years
1967 - 1990
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Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Force Association (AFA)Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)National Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS)Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2008, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, National Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

After retirement from the Air Force, I served as a full-time Baptist Minister until February 2011. I served in churches in Oklahoma and Louisiana and was ordained in 1991. I must admit that it was trying at times, but it was good to be in my true calling. In February 2011, I fully retired.

One of the most important parts of my life is my family. I married a widow with children and have children of my own from a prior marriage. We have both lost a child. Her son was killed when hit on the side of the road by a truck, my daughter was killed by a hit-and-run driver. That leaves us with 2 sons and 2 daughters (step to me) and 11 grandchildren, two great-grandsons, and one great-granddaughter. We love and accept them all and try our best to do right by each of them.

Other Comments:
I miss the Air Force in a lot of ways, especially the common dedication to a cause. The type of comradery we had in the military is unlike anything else in the world. I speak with active duty folks sometimes and sense the same sense of dedication in most of them that we saw in previous eras. I am especially impressed with many of the young people I meet.

I can tell you that when I entered the Air Force, I was a green kid who had never been away from home. I was overprotected and had a lot of maturing to do and a lot to learn. I made a lot of mistakes and was in trouble several times in the early years. I really don't know how I made it to retirement, but I did. The Air Force taught me a number of values that have stayed with me all of these years.

I just hope us older folks set the kind of example that will out-live our time.

Feel free to view my dad's profile on the ATWS Site.
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Places I Visited While in the Air Force

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria

GuamHong KongMidway IslandsMexicoPhilippinesPuerto RicoUnited StatesVietnamWake Island

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3708/1361
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3708th Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)Technical Training Center (Staff/Cadre) Amarillo463rd Tactical Airlift Wing442nd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (Cadre)
49th Organizational Maintenance SquadronAir Force Space Command (AFSPC), United States Space Command (USSPACECOM)3rd Weather Wing1606th Air Base Wing
Security Police UnitsAir Force Security Police AgencyBombardment Units
  1967-1967, 3708th Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1967-1968, 70230, Headquarters, Technical Training Center (Staff/Cadre) Amarillo
  1968-1969, 70230, 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing
  1969-1971, 70250, 442nd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1972-1972, 70270, 49th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1972-1978, 70270, Air Force Data Services Center (AFDSC), Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
  1978-1981, 70270, Detachment 3, 3rd Weather Wing
  1981-1983, 70270, 1606th Air Base Wing
  1983-1983, 70270, 1608th Security Police Squadron
  1983-1985, 70270, Air Force Security Police Agency
  1985-1988, 70270, 1606th Air Base Wing
  1988-1990, 70270, 340th Air Refueling Wing, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)
 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?
Did you encounter a situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility 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 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?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount 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? 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 helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Oklahoma State University
  1971-1972, Oklahoma State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  F-111 Aardvark  F-4 Phantom  KC-135 Stratotanker  
  1968-1969, C-130 Hercules
  1969-1971, F-111 Aardvark
  1972-1972, F-4 Phantom
  1988-1990, KC-135 Stratotanker
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 01, 1990, Retired1
  Aug 19, 2012, General Photos1
  Dec 08, 2015, Forum Photos1
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