De Venuta, Martin, SSgt

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USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
70250-Administrative Specialist
Current/Last AFSC Group
Administration
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 70250, 8th Air Force
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
70230-Apprentice Administrative Specialist
Service Years
1966 - 1970
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Cold War Certificate
Staff Sergeant

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Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary




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Post 8063, Lamorinda PostVietnam Veterans of Diablo ValleyB-52 Stratofortress AssociationUTAPAO Alumni Association
Tan Son Nhut AssociationAir Force Together We ServedTroop Carrier/Tactical Airlift AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
AF120AFSA 1320
  2000, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8063, Lamorinda Post (Life Member) (Lafayette, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2006, Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley1
  2008, B-52 Stratofortress Association [Verified]
  2008, UTAPAO Alumni Association [Verified]
  2008, Tan Son Nhut Association [Verified]
  2008, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2014, Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Association (AFA), AF120 (Member) (San Francisco, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), AFSA 1320 (Life Member) (Travis AFB, California) - Chap. Page


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 1968-1969, KC-135 Stratotanker
From Year
1968
To Year
1969
   
Personal Memories
410th Bomb Wing (Wing Hq Staff), K.I. Sawyer AFB Michigan - two of my best friends were Jim Jones (a Boom Operator who was a POW during the Korean War) and his wife Margaret. They looked after all of us young Airmen who worked in Wing Hq. There was another young Airman named Rick who worked with us and we use to go fishing a lot on the river in Gwinn. Rick introduced me to the night "smelt" fishing on Lake Superior in the spring.
   
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 KC-135 Stratotanker Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
The Boeing Company's model 367-80 was the basic design for the commercial 707 passenger plane as well as the KC-135A Stratotanker. In 1954 the Air Force purchased the first 29 of its future 732-plane fleet. The first aircraft flew in August 1956 and the initial production Stratotanker was delivered to Castle Air Force Base, Calif., in June 1957. The last KC-135 was delivered to the Air Force in 1965.

Of the original KC-135A's, more than 415 have been modified with new CFM-56 engines produced by CFM-International. The re-engined tanker, designated either the KC-135R or KC-135T, can offload 50 percent more fuel, is 25 percent more fuel efficient, costs 25 percent less to operate and is 96 percent quieter than the KC-135A.

Specifications
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Model Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker
Length 136.25 ft | 41.53 m
Width 130.84 ft | 39.88 m
Height 41.67 ft | 12.70 m
Engine(s) 4 x CFM F108 turbofan engines generating 22,000lbs of thrust each.
Empty Weight 106,307 lbs | 48,220 kg
MTOW 322,503 lbs | 146,285 kg
Max Speed 610 mph | 982 km/h | 530 kts
Max Range 2,880 miles | 4,635 km
Ceiling 41,719 ft | 12,716 m | 7.9 miles
Climb Rate 1,290 ft/min (393.2 m/min)
Hardpoints 0
Armament None.
Accommodations 3





   
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Last Updated: Aug 28, 2009
   
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