Kim, Frank, A1C

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Last Rank
Airman 1st Class E-3
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
81150-Security Policeman
Last AFSC Group
Security Police
Primary Unit
1968-1968, Minot Air Force Base
Service Years
1964 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Airman 1st Class E-3

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Date of Passing
Nov 18, 2017
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

Base Honor Guard Air Force Air Police Air Force Security Police Air Force Security Police Badge (1960-1966)

Air Force Air Police Badge (1960-1966)

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Security Forces AssociationAFTWS Unit HistorianPost -Air Force Memorial (AFM)
-National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2007, Air Force Security Forces Association
  2013, AFTWS Unit Historian [Verified]
  2014, American Legion, Post - (Dallas, Texas) - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, -National Rifle Association (NRA)

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Other Comments:

Feb.'64-Jun. '64- I arrived at Lackland AFB on 13 Feb. '64 and went through 1st. phase Basic Training and was waiting for orders but was informed that I would be in 2nd. phase awaiting tech. school. After 2nd. phase we fell out to get our orders. There were ten of us that didn't receive orders but were told we were going OSL. After looking at each other we asked, "What is OSL?" We were told that it ment Other Side of Lackland, Air Police Tech. School. We graduated the end of May '64 and every one in my class received orders for overseas. Mine was to RAF Wethersfield, England.

Jun. '64-Jun. '68-
After a few weeks leave I arrived at the patch. I started on "C" flt. security walking the ramp of the old F-100's. About eight months later I was asked if I would transfer to Law Enforcement. I did and remained in Law until I left. During this time I was assigned to gates, desk sergeant, town patrol, base patrol and temporary flight chief.

Jun. '68-Sept. '68-
I returned to the US and was assigned to the 862nd. SPS at Minot AFB, ND. After SAC Training I spent one cycle in aircraft Security, B-52's, and the Law Enforcement Supervisor said he wanted me to transfer to law because he checked my records and I had the experience which he needed. I spent my remainder their in Law.

Sept. 1968-Dec. 1971
- After leaving active duty I returned to Michigan only to find high unemployment. I finally was hired by a company but after eight months they closed. At the time my first wife was English and I decided to move back to the UK. I worked at RAF Wethersfield and RAF Chicksands for AAFES. At RAF Chicksands I was hired as a cashier at the Commissary. I took advantage of the VA and received my degree in 1977. The Commissary was controlled by each base until 1976.

1976-1990- From '76-'90 all Air Force Commissaries were combined under one roof called: AFCOMS.

1990-2002- I remained working for the commissary which was redesignated as: DeCA which included all branches of the service. I added my military years and on 31 July 2002 I retired with 31 1/2 years Federal Service. During these years I worked my way up to positions of Store Administrator, Commissary Officer and attained a GS-12 grade level. During this time I have been assigned to RAF Chicksands in England, Bitburg in Germany, NAF Atsugi in Japan and in the US, Bolling-DC, Hurlburt-FL, Gunter-AL, Warner Robbins-GA, East Kelly-TX, McGuire-NJ, and Fort Belvoir in Va. as my last. I have also been TDY to Hawaii, Guam, Korea, Okinawa, McChord-WA, Lowry-CO, Ft. Lee-VA, Maxwell AFB, Al, Kelly AFB, Tx, Ramstein AB & Vogelweigh, Ge. and New Orleans-LA.

2002-2003- During this year I didn't do anything and got bored.

2003-2005- I took a job with the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio as a Police Guard. I worked posts on campus and off campus facilities.

2005-2007- I took a job at Lackland AFB as a Supervisor Armed Lieutenant Security Officer working for a contractor. We worked closely with the Security Forces and had guards on the entry gates and visitor centers which ended on 30 Sept. 2007.

30 Sept. 2007-Dec. 2016: I officially retired/retired from work, signed up for Social Security and also receive my Civil Service Retirement. I now spend my time working on my family history, and keeping in contact with my three children in England and my three children in the US. I completed a 13 week class at the Citizen Police Academy and will be in the Volunteer In Policing program assisting the SAPD in various ways. I completed the training for the Family Assistance Crisis Team (F.A.C.T.) on July 28, 2015. Completed the Public Safety Team Academy and graduated on March 17, 2016 and was swarn in and received my badge. Completed the Defensive Driving for City vehicles.

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Security Police (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 37061
  1964, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3727
  1964, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3628
 Unit Assignments
Training Units3706th Basic Military Training SquadronAir Training Command/Air Police Training School,  Lackland AFB, TXCamp Bullis Training Annex
20th Air Police Squadron3rd Air ForceUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)Tactical Air Command (TAC)
20th Security Police Squadron862nd Security Police SquadronStrategic Air Command (SAC)8th Air Force
Minot Air Force Base
  1964-1964, 3727th Training Squadron
  1964-1964, 3706th Basic Military Training Squadron
  1964-1964, 77130, Air Training Command/Air Police Training School, Lackland AFB, TX
  1964-1964, Camp Bullis Training Annex
  1964-1966, 77150, 20th Air Police Squadron
  1964-1968, 81150, 3rd Air Force
  1964-1968, 81150, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1964-1968, 81150, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1966-1968, 20th Security Police Squadron
  1967-1968, 81150, 20th Security Police Squadron
  1968-1968, 81150, 862nd Security Police Squadron
  1968-1968, 81150, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1968-1968, 81150, 8th Air Force
  1968-1968, Minot Air Force Base
 Colleges Attended 
University of Maryland, European DivisionCornell University
  1973-1977, University of Maryland, European Division3
  1983-1983, Cornell University1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-100 Super Sabre  SR-71 Black Bird  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  F-102 Delta Dagger  
KC-135 Stratotanker  
  1964-1968, F-100 Super Sabre
  1967-1967, SR-71 Black Bird
  1968-1968, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1968-1968, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1968-1968, KC-135 Stratotanker
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 15, 1944, Establishing RAF Wethersfield, England24
  Nov 17, 1983, 2nd. Marriage22
  Jun 09, 1992, MY SON'S MILITARY SERVICE-1987-199245
  Jul 31, 2002, Civil Service Retirement9
  Aug 01, 2002, Places I've Been204
  Sep 30, 2005, POLICE GUARD AND CSO6
  Feb 20, 2009, SIGNS80
  Feb 21, 2009, Cartoons97
  Jul 16, 2009, UK TRIP/REUNION371
  Jul 25, 2009, English Country Side114
  Jul 31, 2009, Grandson Conor Kim294
  Aug 13, 2010, TWS Name Tags27
  Apr 29, 2011, Forum Photos205
  Sep 08, 2011, WELCOME OLIVIA198
  Dec 10, 2011, Wreaths Across America28
  Jan 02, 2012, CARS I'VE OWNED38
  Mar 22, 2012, NAVY POSTERS3
  May 30, 2012, General Photos102
  Jun 01, 2012, MILITARY FAMILY169
  Oct 01, 2012, AFTWS 3RD ANNUAL REUNION404
  Dec 15, 2012, Wreaths Across America 201254
  Dec 18, 2012, Message Photos11
  Apr 01, 2014, CPA GRADUATION304
  Nov 26, 2014, Thanksgiving in Abilene, TX36
  Dec 24, 2014, Christmas 201436
  May 06, 2016, Fallen Officers Memorial- San Antonio Police Department 111
  Jun 04, 2016, COFFEE WITH THE COPS58
  Jun 06, 2016, AWARDS CEREMONY57
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