Mills, John, Sgt

Aircraft Maintenance
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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
6022-Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic J52
Current/Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1970-1973, 6022, VMA(AW)-121
Service Years
1967 - 1973
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate


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 Official Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Army Honorable Discharge

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Parachute Rigger Wings Cold War Medal Persian Excursion

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
American LegionPost 89Post 8154, George R. Baxmann Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)
Chapter 148Air & Space Forces Association (AFA)National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2000, American Legion
  2000, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 89 (Vice President) (Salina, Kansas)
  2000, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8154, George R. Baxmann (Chaplain) (United States)
  2009, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 148 (Operations Officer) (Alexandria, Kentucky)
  2011, Air & Space Forces Association (AFA)
  2011, National Rifle Association (NRA)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

After leaving the USMC I had a 6 year break in service. I toyed with coming back in the USMC however that did not work. I just completed a 34 total year flying career with the USAF. I was LOADMASTER on C-130s, C-141s, and the C-5 aircraft. Finished up in January of 2008. I am enjoying every day at home now. Doing what ever I want to.

Other Comments:

I will always be greatful for my years in the Corps. I carried that time with me into the Airforce and tried to make it a better place for us all.


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Rifle ExpertPistol Sharpshooter

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 10572
 Unit Assignments
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)VMCJ-22nd MAWMAG-14
H&MS-14, 2nd MAWVMA(AW)-121
  1968-1968, 6022, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1968-1969, 6022, VMCJ-2
  1968-1973, 6022, 2nd MAW
  1969-1970, 6022, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1969-1970, 6022, MAG-14
  1969-1970, 6022, H&MS-14, 2nd MAW
  1970-1973, 6022, VMA(AW)-121
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1989-1989 Operation Just Cause (Panama)
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  1999-1999 Operation Northern Watch (Iraq)
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/OEF-Afghanistan
  2001-2014 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/OEF-Horn of Africa
  2001-2014 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/OEF-Horn of Africa
  2003-2004 Operation Joint Guardian (KFOR)
  2003-2007 Operation Iraqi Freedom
 Colleges Attended
  1978-1980, Others/Not Listed
  2000-2004, Others/Not Listed
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Photos from the past.8
  Jan 11, 2002, Detainees4
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