Higuera, John, CMSgt

Medical Services
 
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
90290-Medical Service Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Medical Services
Primary Unit
1988-1990, USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Mather
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
90230-Medical Service Specialist
90250A-Medical Service Specialist
90270A-Medical Service Technician
90299-Medical Service Manager
Service Years
1960 - 1990
Chief Master Sergeant


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Aircrew Enlisted (Chief)
Enlisted Medical (Technician) Master



 

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
American Legion
  2007, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1960, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3764
 Unit Assignments
USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Davis-Monthan1454th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron2nd Aeromedical Evacuation SquadronAeromedical Units
903rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron902nd Aeromedical Evacuation SquadronHospital, Clinic and Dispensary UnitsUSAF Hospital/Medical Center - Clark
9th Aeromedical Evacuation SquadronUSAF Hospital/Medical Center - Mather
  1960-1962, 90230, USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Davis-Monthan
  1960-1962, 90230, USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Davis-Monthan
  1961-1962, 90250A, USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Davis-Monthan
  1962-1964, 90250A, 1454th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
  1964-1965, 90250A, 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
  1965-1967, 90250A, 11th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
  1967-1968, 90250A, 903rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
  1968-1973, 90250A, 902nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
  1973-1973, 90270A, USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Wurtsmith AFB
  1973-1974, 90270A, USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Clark
  1974-1979, 90270A, 9th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
  1979-1984, 90299, USAF Hospital/Medical Center - England AFB
  1984-1988, 90299, 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
  1988-1990, USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Mather
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 Military Association Memberships
American Legion
  2007, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Reflections on CMSgt Higuera's US Air Force Service
 
 Reflections On My Service
 
PLEASE DESCRIBE WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE AIR FORCE?
I did not want to get drafted into the Army, First I went to the Navy Recruiter, but he was not in so I saw the USAF Recruiter.
WHETHER YOU WERE IN THE SERVICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS OR AS A CAREER, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DIRECTION OR PATH YOU TOOK. WHAT WAS YOUR REASON FOR LEAVING?
I few Air Evac in Vietnam, out of Pleiku AB. Was involved in The Battle of Dak To, Kae San, Dang Ha, and special mission destination unknown. What stationed out Clark I flew Baby lift missions, was scheduled to fly on the C-5A that crash; however I was taken off the Flight. I managed to fly 820 Combat flying hours and earned six Air MedalsI.
OF ALL YOUR DUTY STATIONS OR ASSIGNMENTS, WHICH ONE DO YOU HAVE FONDEST MEMORIES OF AND WHY? WHICH ONE WAS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?
I was fortunate to be stationed at Rhein Main AB, Germany twice for seven and a half years and twice at Clark AB, Philippines for a total of eleven years.
FROM YOUR ENTIRE SERVICE, INCLUDING COMBAT, DESCRIBE THE PERSONAL MEMORIES WHICH HAVE IMPACTED YOU MOST?
The Vietnam War.
OF ALL THE MEDALS, AWARDS, FORMAL PRESENTATIONS AND QUALIFICATION BADGES YOU RECEIVED, OR ANY OTHER MEMORABILIA, PLEASE DESCRIBE THOSE WHICH ARE THE MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU AND WHY?
My six Air Medals
CAN YOU RECOUNT A PARTICULAR INCIDENT FROM YOUR SERVICE WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FUNNY AT THE TIME, BUT STILL MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Can't it SECRET
WHAT PROFESSION DID YOU FOLLOW AFTER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SERVING, WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY?
I was a Real Estate Agent, Sold Insurance, Sold Cars, and was Customer Service for two Auto dealerships in Sacramento. I sseven two and can't work because of age and illness.
WHAT MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS ARE YOU A MEMBER OF, IF ANY? WHAT SPECIFIC BENEFITS DO YOU DERIVE FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIPS?
American Leigon, was a member of Vietnam Veterans association.
IN WHAT WAYS HAS SERVING IN THE MILITARY INFLUENCED THE WAY YOU HAVE APPROACHED YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CAREER? WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST ABOUT YOUR TIME IN THE SERVICE?
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