Johnson, Charles, MSgt

Aircrew Protection
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
92190-Survival Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircrew Protection
Primary Unit
1979-1983, 92190, 3636th Combat Crew Training Wing/3636th Combat Crew Training Wing Det 2
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
92150-Survival Specialist
1T0X1-Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Operations
92170B-Rescue and Survival Technician
Service Years
1972 - 1988
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Education and Training Command Instructor Basic Air Education and Training Command Instructor Master Air Training Command Master Instructor (post-1967) Air Force Retired




 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Driver and Mechanic Badge

US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)


 Military Association Memberships
AFSA 1365VFW RidersCalifornia ChapterPost 416
Chapter 146Air Force Together We Served
  1988, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA), AFSA 1365 (Executive Officer) (San Diego, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2005, VFW Riders [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Patriot Guard Riders, California Chapter (California)12
  2010, American Legion, Post 416 (Member) (Encinitas, California) - Chap. Page
  2011, American Legion Riders, Chapter 146 (Chapter Secretary) (Oceanside , California) - Chap. Page
  2011, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]


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 1979-1983, HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant
From Year
1979
To Year
1983
   
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 HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information


Later, 50 CH-3Es were modified for combat rescue missions with armor, defensive armament, self-sealing fuel tanks, a rescue hoist and in-flight refueling capability. They were redesignated HH-3Es and used extensively in Southeast Asia under the nickname "Jolly Green Giant."

USAF variants served in numerous air rescue squadrons and aerospace rescue and recovery squadons of the Military Airlift Command (MAC), rescue squadrons of the Air Combat Command (ACC) and other USAF major commands world-wide. The aircraft was also used by a number of Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard rescue squadrons. All USAF HH-3Es, to include Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, were retired in the 1990s and replaced by the current HH-60G Pavehawk.

CH/HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
HH-3F Pelican
Specifications
Main rotor diameter 62 ft.
Fuselage Length 73 ft. 0 in.
Height 18 ft. 1 in.
Weight 22,050 lbs. loaded
Armament Provisions for two .50-cal. machine guns
Engines Two General Electric T58-GE-5 turboshaft engines of 1,500 hp. each
Crew Three
Cost $796,000
Maximum speed 177 mph.
Cruising speed 154 mph.
Range 779 miles with external fuel tanks
Service Ceiling 21,000 ft.

   
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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2010
   
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