HAVE WE CROSSED PATHS BEFORE?.......  

I guess the best way to find out is for Me to tell You where I’ve been and what I have done.

 

WHERE I’VE BEEN

Born , raised and schooled  in North Central  Oklahoma (Stillwater)

Summer 1948 USNR 2 week active duty USS John W. Weeks DD-701  "Tin Can"  Coca Solo Sub Base Panama & return. DD-701

Apprentice IronWorker  Local 48 Oklahoma City 1949 - 1950 (Ada, Muskogee & Stillwater, Oklahoma jobs)

Summer 1949 USNR 2 week active duty PCE 892 (To Cuba & back)...Out of Sabine Pass, Texas)

USAF  January 1951 Lackland AFB (13 week Basic)... 13 man tents because of influx of new people

USAF Tech School  Cal Aero Tech in Glendale, CA  (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)         

USAF Flight Line Maintenance  San Marcos AFB, TX (assigned Periodic Maintenance hanger)

USAF 51st Air Rescue Sq Narsarssuak AB, Greenland    SA-16 Crew Chief   SA-16 306

USAF MATS Training Sq West Palm Beach AFB, FL  Advanced SA-16 training

USAF 55th Air Rescue Sq Thule AB, Greenland          highlights of assignment

USAF Base Flight Amarillo AFB, TX...(hauling mobile training aids around the country)

USAF Technical Instructor Chanute AFB, IL  March '59 - June '62 (Re-trained and re-tained for Instructor duty)

USAF Technical Instructor  319C Field Training Detachment, Homestead AFB, FL

USAF Technical Instructor Mobile Training Team  Istres, France September '63 - April '64

USAF NCOIC Propeller Overhaul Facility Hickam AFB, HI     Aug '65 - June '68

USAF Instructor MAC NCO Academy Norton AFB, CA   July '68 - June '71
USAF Retired 1 July 1971.... Senior Master Sergeant

High School Vocational Mechanics Teacher Corpus Christi, TX  August '71 - June '91

Adjunct Instructor   Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U  Corpus Christi NAS, TX  June '85 - June '91

 

WHAT I HAVE DONE

 

Tied rebar and erected structural steel on various Oklahoma construction jobs

Motor Machinist Apprentice USNR

Aircraft Maintenance Technician ( L-5, L-16, L-19 & L-21)

Aircraft Crew Chief  SA-16

Aircraft Flight Crew  SC-54  Air Rescue Flight Engineer

Aircraft Flight Crew  C-47 & C-131 Test Flight Engineer

Instructed Aircraft Ground Support Equipment  42131 and 42171 Course

Instructed Aircraft Maintenance Management for Strategic Air Command, SAC Manual 66-12

Instructed Aircraft Ground Support Equipment for French Air Force , NATO C-135F

Aircraft Accessories Maintenance  Superintendent  Propeller overhaul C-124 C-130

Instructed Management and Military Training for Non-commissioned Officers

20 Years in the High School Vocational Classroom .. General Mechanical Repair subjects

 

  THINGS THAT STAND OUT

 

Implementing Production Line Maintenance (PLM)  instead of  “Docks” for Periodic aircraft maintenance.   1954

Maintenance Data Collection and Man-hour accounting starting in the Air Force.   AF Manual 66-1  1955

Circling the Earth three times one day in support of the Arctic “Ice Island” T-3 (4 July 1957) (IGY)

Making the “Team”  When France asked for training assistance in uniquely configured C-135’s

Achieving “Honor Grad” distinction at the MAC NCO Academy Orlando AFB, FL  1966

Every time I volunteer as a VE …. The look on a successful applicants’ face’ is rewarding … Since 1984
I have been administering FCC examinations for Ham radio operators.

When former High School Students  remember Me and make sure that They introduce Me to their Wife & Children.

 

I’VE HAD WORKING FOR ME

 

FAA Airframe & Power plant License

FCC 2nd Class Radio Telephone (Now General Radio Telephone Operator’s License)

FCC Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator’s License

 

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