Franklin, James E., SMSgt

Air Crew Operations
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1A2X1-Aircraft Loadmaster
Current/Last AFSC Group
Air Crew Operations
Primary Unit
1992-1995, 1A2X1, 312th Airlift Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
46230-Weapons Mechanic
60730A-Apprentice Aircraft Loadmaster
60750A-Aircraft Loadmaster
60770A-Aircraft Loadmaster Technician
Service Years
1970 - 1995
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Senior Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

C-5 Galaxy 1000 Hour C-5 Galaxy 2000 Hour US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge US Navy Honorable Discharge

C-5 Galaxy 5000 Hour C-141 Starlifter 1000 Hour C-141 Starlifter 2000 Hour

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
AFSA 1451Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Air Force Association (AFA)
Professional Loadmasters Association
  1983, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), AFSA 1451 (Portland, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1990, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1992, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Professional Loadmasters Association [Verified]
  2008, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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I went for a ride in the Liberty Belle a  B-17G  on 18 April 2010. .
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Aircrew Enlisted (Chief)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1954, OSVET (Prior Other Service Veteran), 4305
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
California Air National Guard144th Fighter Wing194th Fighter Squadron  - GriffinsUS Marine Corps (USMC)
US Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR)US Air ForceUS Navy (USN)Formal Schools and Training Courses
301st Military Airlift Squadron, AssociateMilitary Airlift Command (MAC)Air Force Reserve Command 60th Military Airlift Wing
708th Military Airlift SquadronWater Survival Training Course349th Military Airlift Wing, Associate446th Military Airlift Wing
312th Military Airlift Squadron4th Air ForceSurvival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape (SERE)Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (SNCOA)
312th Airlift Squadron
  1952-1954, 46230, California Air National Guard
  1952-1954, 46230, 144th Fighter Wing
  1952-1954, 46230, 194th Fighter Squadron - Griffins
  1954-1957, US Marine Corps (USMC)
  1957-1961, US Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR)
  1961-1966, Break in Service
  1966-1970, US Navy (USN)
  1970-1970, 60730A, Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice Course
  1970-1971, 60750A, 301st Military Airlift Squadron, Associate
  1970-1995, 1A2X1, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1970-1995, 1A2X1, Air Force Reserve Command
  1970-1995, 1A2X1, 60th Military Airlift Wing
  1971-1974, 60770A, 708th Military Airlift Squadron
  1973-1973, 60770A, Water Survival Training Course
  1973-1995, 1A2X1, 349th Military Airlift Wing, Associate
  1974-1974, 60750A, 446th Military Airlift Wing
  1974-1992, 1A2X1, 312th Military Airlift Squadron
  1976-1995, 1A2X1, 4th Air Force
  1980-1980, 60770A, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape (SERE)
  1985-1985, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (SNCOA)
  1992-1995, 1A2X1, 312th Airlift Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1987-1987 Operation Earnest Will (Iran)
  1989-1989 Operation Just Cause (Panama)
  1990-1990 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm2
  1992-1992 Operation Provide Relief (Somalia)
 Colleges Attended 
Community College of the Air ForceSolano Community CollegeSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1971-1984, Community College of the Air Force
  1986-1989, Solano Community College
  1990-1992, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale2
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-51/F-51 Mustang  AT-6 Texan  C-141 Starlifter  C-5 Galaxy  
  1952-1954, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1952-1954, AT-6 Texan
  1970-1973, C-141 Starlifter
  1974-1995, C-5 Galaxy
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