Eastwood, Lauren, MSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
423X4-Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1983-1988, 423X4, 5th Field Maintenance Squadron
Service Years
1968 - 1988
Master Sergeant

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Home State
Connecticut
Connecticut
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Waterbury
Last Address
1651 Carolina Drive
Newark, Ohio

Date of Passing
Feb 20, 2016
 
Location of Interment
Cedar Hill Cemetery - Newark, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Air Education and Training Command Instructor Master Professional Military Education Air Force Retired




 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge SAC Master Technician


 Military Association Memberships
National Rifle Association (NRA)49th Fighter Squadron AssociationPost 804Chapter 55
Post 1060, Mound Builders PostChapter 23
  2007, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2009, 49th Fighter Squadron Association
  2010, American Legion, Post 804 (Vice President) (St. Lewisville, Ohio) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 55 (Newark , Ohio) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1060, Mound Builders Post (Newark, Ohio) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 23 (Newark, Ohio) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Retired - State Vocational Teacher - Retired - Journeyman Electrician - Master Mason - 32 Degree Scotish Rite Mason - Lifetime member NRA - Life member of 49th FIS Association  - Vigil Member Order of the Arrow - Target Shoot and Concealed Carry licence holder  - Life Member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #55 - Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1060 - American Legion Post #804 - B-52 Stratofortress Association - Life Member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #23 Newark, Ohio
   
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 1972-1973, F-4 Phantom
From Year
1972
To Year
1973
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
From Wikipedia:
The F-4 Phantom was designed as a fleet defense fighter for the U.S. Navy, and first entered service in 1960. By 1963, it had been adopted by the U.S. Air Force for the fighter-bomber role. When production ended in 1981, 5,195 Phantom IIs had been built, making it the most numerous American supersonic military aircraft.[7] Until the advent of the F-15 Eagle, the F-4 also held a record for the longest continuous production with a run of 24 years. Innovations in the F-4 included an advanced pulse-doppler radar and extensive use of titanium in its airframe.[8]
Despite the imposing dimensions and a maximum takeoff weight of over 60,000 pounds (27,000 kg),[9] the F-4 had a top speed of Mach 2.23 and an initial climb of over 41,000 ft per minute (210 m/s).[10] Shortly after its introduction, the Phantom set 15 world records,[11] including an absolute speed record of 1,606.342 mph (2,585.086 km/h), and an absolute altitude record of 98,557 ft (30,040 m).[12] Although set in 1959?1962, five of the speed records were not broken until 1975 when the F-15 Eagle came into service.[11]
The F-4 could carry up to 18,650 pounds (8,480 kg) of weapons on nine external hardpoints, including air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, and unguided, guided, and nuclear bombs.[13] Since the F-8 Crusader was to be used for close combat, the F-4 was designed, like other interceptors of the day, without an internal cannon;[14] In a dogfight, the RIO or WSO (commonly called "backseater" or "pitter") assisted in spotting opposing fighters, visually as well as on radar. It became the primary fighter-bomber of both the Navy and Air Force by the end of the Vietnam War.
Due to its distinctive appearance and widespread service with United States military and its allies, the F-4 is one of the best-known icons of the Cold War. It served in the Vietnam War and Arab?Israeli conflicts, with American F-4 crews achieving 277 aerial victories in South East Asia and completing countless ground attack sorties.[15]
The F-4 Phantom has the distinction of being the last United States fighter to attain ace status in the 20th century. During the Vietnam War, the USAF had one pilot and two WSOs,[16] and the USN one pilot and one RIO,[17] become aces in air-to-air combat. It was also a capable tactical reconnaissance and Wild Weasel (suppression of enemy air defenses) platform, seeing action as late as 1991, during Operation Desert Storm.[4][5]
The F-4 Phantom II was also the only aircraft used by both of the USA's flight demonstration teams.[18] The USAF Thunderbirds (F-4E) and the USN Blue Angels (F-4J) both switched to the Phantom for the 1969 season; the Thunderbirds flew it for five seasons,[19] the Blue Angels for six.[20]
The baseline performance of a Mach 2-class fighter with long range and a bomber-sized payload would be the template for the next generation of large and light/middle-weight fighters optimized for daylight air combat. The Phantom would be replaced by the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon in the U.S. Air Force. In the U.S. Navy, it would be replaced by the F-14 Tomcat and the F/A-18 Hornet which revived the concept of a dual-role attack fighter.[21]

   
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