Dinkins, Bob, Sgt

Aircraft Maintenance
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43171F-Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1969-1971, 374th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43131F-Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic
43151F-Aircraft Mechanic
Service Years
1969 - 1972
Enlisted Collar Insignia

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
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Jan 22, 1969 - Enlisted in U.S. Air Force at Coral Gables, Fl. Basic Training and Aircraft Maintenance schools at Lackland and Sheppard AFB, TX.
Jul 1969 to Jan 1971 assigned to the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing, Naha, AB Okinawa. Duty, served as a Crew Chief for aircraft maintenance on C-130A aircraft.
Dec 1969 to Nov 1970 Pacific Air Forces, 7th Air Force, Detached to the 834th Air Division, DET 1 and 2, Tan So Nhut AB and Cam Ranh Bay AB, Republic of Vietnam. Duty, served as a Crew Chief for aircraft maintenance on C-130A aircraft (Tactical Airlift) Combat Support.
Jan 1971 to Dec 1972 assigned to 316th Tactical Airlift Wing, Langley AFB, Virginia. Duty, served as a Crew Chief for aircraft maintenance on C-130E aircraft with world wide deployment to Europe, South and Central America, and Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Thailand and Korea).
Campaigns -
  • 1969 -1970 Republic of Vietnam
  • 1972 - Eastern Offensive ( Constant Guard II) Republic of Vietnam
Medals/Ribbons -
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal
  • Air Force Longevity Award
  • Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
  • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Sep 1975 to Sep 1978 Air Reserve civilian technician with the 920th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, at Kessler AFB, Ms. Duty, served as a Crew Chief for aircraft maintenance on WC-130H aircraft with deployments to Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Alaska (Storm tracking and Hurricane Reconnaissance).
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3308/133
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3750th Technical Training Group834th Air Division834th Airlift Division374th Tactical Airlift Wing
United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)374th Organizational Maintenance Squadron316th Tactical Airlift Wing316th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
37th Tactical Airlift SquadronTactical Air Command (TAC)US Air Force920th Weather Reconnaissance Group
  1969-1969, 43131F, 3750th Technical Training Group
  1969-1970, Detachment 1, 834th Air Division
  1969-1970, 43151F, 834th Airlift Division
  1969-1971, 43151F, 374th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1969-1971, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1969-1971, 374th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1971-1972, 43151F, 316th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1971-1972, 316th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
  1971-1972, 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1971-1972, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1972-1972, Kung Kuan/Ching Chuan Kang Air Base (CCKAB)
  1975-1978, 43171F, 920th Weather Reconnaissance Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War - Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign4
 Colleges Attended 
Community College of the Air ForceMiami-Dade Community College
  1969-1977, Community College of the Air Force
  1973-1973, Miami-Dade Community College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  C-130 Hercules  WC-130 Hercules  
  1969-1972, C-130 Hercules
  1969-1972, C-130 Hercules
  1976-1978, WC-130 Hercules
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post 2391, Bryan Tutten Memorial Post Member Post 45Chapter 1084
Department of Florida
  2006, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2391, Bryan Tutten Memorial Post (Saint Augustine, Florida) [Verified]2 - Chap. Page
  2007, Patriot Guard Riders, Member
  2011, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 45 (St. Augustine, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 1084 (St. Augustine , Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2019, American Legion, Department of Florida (Member) (Orlando, Florida) - Chap. Page
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