Bengtson, Dennis, SSgt

Transportation and Logistics
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
60370-Vehicle Operations Supervisor
Current/Last AFSC Group
Transportation and Logistics
Primary Unit
1973-1973, 60350, 307th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
60134-Packaging Specialist
60154-Packaging Specialist
60350-Vehicle Operator
Service Years
1969 - 1973
Staff Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command Military Airlift Command Pacific Air Forces

 Unofficial Badges 

FBI National Academy

 Military Association Memberships
Post 733, San Juan-Marne PostAir Force Memorial (AFM)UTAPAO Alumni Association
  1995, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 733, San Juan-Marne Post (Mason City, Iowa) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page
  2017, UTAPAO Alumni Association1

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Discharged out of Ellsworth AFB, Dec. 73.  Joined MCPD June 74.  Retired after 36+ years as Captain, Support Services Commander.  Start Class next month, Professional Truck Driving.  I did it in the military, I can do it as a civilian.

November 1, 2011, started driving semis for Holiday Express.  Been to Dayton Ohio, West Springfield Mass, Edison N.J.,  Romeoville and Libertyville  Ill, Burns Harbor In, Selby Del..  Drove by Dover AFB and Wright Patterson AFB.  Had a short trip to Dover in 1970 to go aboard the new C5A Galixy.  When I was in Viet Nam 70-71, I shipped a lot of material to Wright Patterson. 

August 2015, stopped driving for Holiday Express and started driving for Ruan out of Clear Lake, Iowa.  Haul an empty tanker to Malcom, Iowa and drop and hook for a full tanker (52,000 lbs liquid egg).  I take that to Gaylord, Mn and agian drop and hook to an empty for the trip back to Clear Lake.  About 10 hours driving time, 12 - 14 hour day.  The good thing is that I only do in twice a week and I'm home everynight.

November 2016, Stopped driving semi when I fell out of a truck and injured my shoulder. Can't climb ladders.  Currently working P/T for a local casino as a Surveillance Agent.

Other Comments:
 Lackland AFB Dec 69 - Feb 70
Travis AFB Feb 70 - Nov 70
Cam Rahn Bay AFB, RVN Nov 70 - Nov 71
Ellsworth Nov 71 - Dec 73   TDY Utapio AFB Thailand for 6 monhs in 73

Iowa Air National Guard, Ft. Dodge, Iowa Dec 73 - June 74

Iowa Army National Guard, 1133rd Trans Co, Feb 84 - Sept 90

US Army, Desert Storm 22nd Support Command Sept. 90 - June 91, stationed at numerous sites in Saudia Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahran.

Attended the FBI National Academy, Sept 98 - Dec 98, Class #195
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  1969, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3723/1925
Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX)



Start Date 
Dec, 1969

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Last Updated:Jun 19, 2017
Personal Memories

Best Friends
??Spent the first two weeks walking around in blue jeans, a yellow USAF t-shirt, and a baggage tap attached to a belt look that told me who I was and where I belonged.. They said they were waiting for our sister flight to fill out so we could start training together.
??I remember a hot shell casing going down the back of my neck on the firing range.
Had to get the Sq. Commander's permission to pass out of the physical testing so I could graduate.

My Photos From This Recruit Training
Basic Lackland 1969  3723 Sq. 1925 Flight

  215 Also There at This Training:
Name Sqdn Flt Start Date
Cressy, John, MSgt, (1969-1990) 3723 1885 Dec, 1969
Angell, William, Sgt, (1970-1974) 3723 260 Jan, 1970
Bollotta, Rocco, MSgt, (1969-1992) 3723 Nov, 1969
Fouts, Glenn, SSgt, (1969-1978) 3723 Nov, 1969
Frost, Raymond, MSgt, (1969-1993) 3723 Nov, 1969
Frost, Stephen, SMSgt, (1969-1995) 3723 1704 Nov, 1969
Geipel, James, Sgt, (1970-1974) 3723 0043 Jan, 1970
Homan, Bob, CMSgt, (1969-1997) 3723 1722 Nov, 1969
Simpson, Steve, Sgt, (1969-1973) 3723 Nov, 1969
Wakley, Dewey, SSgt, (1969-1973) 3723 Nov, 1969
Bilodeau, David, SSgt, (1969-1975) 3723 1654 Oct, 1969
Roth, William, SSgt, (1970-1978) 3723 Feb, 1970
Savage, Mike, Lt Col, (1969-1993) 3723 209 Feb, 1970
Torres, Jose, Sgt, (1968-1974) 3723 1423 Oct, 1969
Torres, Jose, Sgt, (1968-1974) 3723 1423 Oct, 1969
Vahovick, Edward, TSgt, (1969-1990) 3723 1669 Oct, 1969
Amill, Tomas, Airman, (1969-1972) 3724 1768 Dec, 1969
Barbieri, Lee, SSgt, (1969-1973) Dec, 1969
Becker, Larry, SSgt, (1969-1973) Dec, 1969
Bell, Joseph, SSgt, (1969-1973) Dec, 1969
Biggie, Jim, Sgt, (1969-1972) Dec, 1969
Bossen, Wayne, Sgt, (1969-1973) 3703 1913 Dec, 1969
Brewer, James, Sgt, (1969-1974) 3701 1743 Dec, 1969
Burner, Robert, SSgt, (1969-1984) Dec, 1969
Bush, Geoffry, Sgt, (1969-1973) 1558 Dec, 1969
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