Mills, John, SMSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
11490-Load Master Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
2004-2008, 1A2X1, 89th Airlift Squadron - Rhinos
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
60551-Air Cargo Specialist
1A2X1-Aircraft Loadmaster
Service Years
1967 - 2008
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Senior Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew Air Force Retired Mishap-Free Flying Hour Award 5,000 Hrs US Air Force Honorable Discharge

US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge US Army Honorable Discharge

 Unofficial Badges 

C-5 Galaxy 1000 Hour C-130 Hercules 1000 Hour C-130 Hercules 2000 Hour C-141 Starlifter 1000 Hour

C-141 Starlifter 2000 Hour C-141 Starlifter 5000 Hour Cold War Medal Persian Excursion

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Post 275American Veterans (AMVETS)
Professional Loadmasters AssociationAir & Space Forces Association (AFA)Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Chapter 148
National Rifle Association (NRA)
  1995, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) - Assoc. Page
  1995, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) - Assoc. Page
  1995, American Legion, Post 275 (Independence, Kentucky)7 - Chap. Page
  1999, American Veterans (AMVETS) - Assoc. Page
  2005, Professional Loadmasters Association
  2009, Air & Space Forces Association (AFA) - Assoc. Page
  2009, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) - Assoc. Page
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 148 (Alexandria, Kentucky) - Chap. Page
  2011, National Rifle Association (NRA)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

What ever I want to.  Or not sometimes.

 Just enjoying life each day of my reteriement.


Other Comments:

Please check out my U S M C  Profile on our sister page ( My membership number is  201576

I am able to post music on that page. You will love the LOADMASTER SONG


 Remembrance Profiles -  3 Airmen Remembered

 Ribbon Bar

Aircrew Enlisted (Chief)
Parachute Rigger

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, OSVET (Prior Other Service Veteran), MCRD/5
 Unit Assignments
US Marine Corps (USMC)130th Tactical Airlift GroupAirlift Units907th Tactical Airlift Group
1660th Tactical Airlift Squadron (Provisional)356th Airlift Squadron445th Airlift Wing89th Airlift Squadron  - Rhinos
  1967-1969, US Marine Corps (USMC)
  1967-1973, US Marine Corps (USMC)
  1969-1970, US Marine Corps (USMC)
  1970-1971, US Marine Corps (USMC)
  1979-1987, 60551, 130th Tactical Airlift Group
  1987-1995, 1A2X1, 907th Airlift Group
  1987-1995, 1A2X1, 907th Tactical Airlift Group
  1991-1992, 1A2X1, 1660th Tactical Airlift Squadron (Provisional)
  1993-2002, 356th Airlift Squadron
  2002-2004, 1A2X1, 445th Airlift Wing
  2004-2008, 1A2X1, 89th Airlift Squadron - Rhinos
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1990 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield1
  1990-1991 Gulf War (Iraq)13
  1991-1991 Operation Provide Comfort (Iraq)
  1991-1991 Operation Provide Comfort (Iraq)
  1991-1991 Operation Provide Comfort (Iraq)
  1991-1991 Operation Guantanamo (Cuba)
  1995-1995 Operation Deliberate Force (Serbia)
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/OEF - Afghanistan1
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/OEF - Afghanistan7
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/OEF - Afghanistan5
  2003-2003 OIF/Liberation of Iraq (2003)
 Colleges Attended 
  1978-1980, Others/Not Listed
  2000-2004, Others/Not Listed
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  EA-6B Prowler  C-130 Hercules  C-141 Starlifter  
C-5 Galaxy  
  1967-1973, F-4 Phantom
  1968-2003, EA-6B Prowler
  1984-1992, C-130 Hercules
  1992-2004, C-141 Starlifter
  2004-2008, C-5 Galaxy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 11, 2001, Free Camaro1
  Jan 10, 2008, Reteriment Photo1
  Jun 22, 2018, Other Photos
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