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Recruited by TSgt Merle D. Haight on 15 October 1976 in Dover, New Hampshire

Entered the Air Force on 4 December 1976 and retired on 1 January 1999 as a Master Sergeant 

My TI's in Basic Training were TSgt Rotreau and SSgt Guillane
December 4, 1976 - January 20, 1977 Lackland AFB, TX (Basic Trainee)
1977 - 1979: Vandenberg AFB, California with the 4392nd Transportation Sq (Base Taxi Driver)
1979 - 1981: Clark AB, Philippines with the 3rd Transportation Sq (NCOIC of Base Taxi, Crew, and VIP Transportation)
1981 - 1983: Worcester, Massachusetts with the 3512th Recruiting Sq (Enlisted Programs Recruiter)
1983 - 1984: Southbridge, Massachusetts with the 3512th Recruiting Sq (Enlisted Programs Recruiter)
1984 - 1987: Enfield, Connecticut with the 3512th Recruiting Sq (Health Care Recruiter)
1987 - 1988: Westover AFB, Massachusetts with the 3512th Recruiting Sq (Officer Training School Recruiting Supervisor)

1988 - 1992: Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts with the 3501st Recruiting Group (NCOIC Health Care Recruiting)

The 360th Recruiting Group (formerly the 3501st Recruiting Group) is the United States Air Force headquarters directing the recruiting activities of 6 squadrons with approximately 652 active-duty and 50 civilian personnel, situated in 250 recruiting offices around the Northeast of the United States and in Europe . Our group is located in Bedford, Massachusetts at Hanscom Air Force Base. Our mission is to recruit quality men and women from these locations to sustain the combat capability of the United States Air Force.

1992 - 1999: Nashville, Tennessee with the 332nd Recruiting Sq (Operations Supervisor)

The 332nd Recruiting Squadron is known as the “Eagles,” and is one of the most successful recruiting squadrons in the nation. The squadron directs and operates the recruiting activities of 8 flights with approximately 114 military and civilian personnel, 49 offices, and 88 General Service Administration vehicles in Tennessee , Kentucky , Alabama , Georgia , Virginia and West Virginia . The squadron headquarters is located in Nashville Tennessee . The 332nd recruits highly qualified health professions, line officer and enlisted accessions personnel to meet United States Air Force mission requirements, covering over 72,832 square miles throughout 6-state region.

For the four years I was in Transportation I operated a wide variety of vehicles, managed transportation operations, vehicle maintenance, and safety.

I was accepted into Recruiting Service in 1981 and spent 18 years as a Recruiter. I have filled positions from enlisted, officer, and medical programs recruiting. Was a flight supervisor twice (Officer Programs and Medical Programs), and was the Chief of Operations for the 332nd Recruiting Squadron, Nashville TN when I retired.

Some of my military pictures