Military Career

I thoroughly enjoyed the ten years I served in the United States Air Force. This page is dedicated to sharing my service.

The Permanent Change of Stations (PCS) I was assigned were:

  • RAF Woodbridge, United Kingdom (Oct 1988 – May 1992)
  • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ (Jun 1992 – May 1998)

The Temporary Duty Stations (TDY) I traveled to were:

The Southwest Asia Service Medal (SASM or SWASM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces which was created by order of President George H.W. Bush on March 12, 1991. The award is intended to recognize those military service members who performed duty as part of the Persian Gulf War and for a time thereafter.

The Southwest Asia Service Medal enables me to claim Protected Veteran Status under VEVRAA (Vietnam Era Vetern’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974).


 

  • Air Force Commendation Medal with device
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/Valor with 2 devices
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 2 devices
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 devices
  • Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon
  • Air Force Longevity Service Award with device
  • NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon
  • Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon/Rifle
  • Air Force Training Ribbon

Here are some photos. I didn’t have a digital camera back then.

Recognition

1994
1994

AIR COMBAT COMMAND MAINTENANCE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

In recognition of outstanding contribution to Air Combat Command readiness, total commitment to the mission, and exemplary service throughout the year 1994.

 

1994
1994

355TH WING MAINTENANCE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

1994
1994

355TH WING CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

ROGER RADCLIFF, Brig Gen, USAF
Wing Commander

February 26, 1993
February 26, 1993

LETTER OF APPRCIATION

Thanks for doing an outstanding job in designing and creating the mural proudly displayed in Bldg 130. Your efforts have greatly enhanced the appearance of the maintenance unit, general morale, and successfully depicted the mission of squadron. I appreciate the dedication and effort that went into preparing the mural.

In recognition of your achievement, you are authorized a three-day pass. Please work with your section/supervisor to arrange to take your pass. Thanks again.

GREGORY C. CRYSTAL, Lt Col USAF
Commander

March 6, 1992
March 6, 1992

LETTER OF CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations on your graduation from the Airman Leadership School. This exemplary academic achievement is a credit to your self and Air Force career. Keep up the good work and continue to strive for excellence.

JENNIFER L. DIECKMANN, Lt Col, USAF
Commander

March 3, 1992
March 3, 1992

LETTER OF CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations on your graduation from the Airman Leadership School, Class 92-A. You have excelled in the academic requirements by displaying exemplary bearing, behavior, attitude, and class participation. this is a significant achievement that clearly shows you are the type of individual needed in today's Air Force.

Again, congratulations and keep up the good work.

GEORGE E. LONG, Colonel, USAF
Commander

March 4, 1992
March 4, 1992

LETTER OF APPRECIATION

I want to express my appreciate to SrA Michael Erickson, HC-130 crew chief. Though he was only here from 19 Feb through 5 mar 92, I have noticed an amazing amount of responsibility and personal pride that he maintains in his duties. We had him expedite the day shift crew chiefs and specialists that stayed at Incirlik AB, Turkey, during the deployment to Sigonella NAS. With a minimum crew, training missions, and an alert commitment to maintain, SrA Erickson did an outstanding job. For over a week I saw him ensure his personnel showed to work on time, got chow while working the flight-line, and keep up with the constant changes of the flying and alert schedules. He never failed to, first thing every morning, check with the production super long before day shift's scheduled show-time, and get changes and information on jobs needing to be done.

In my opinion, SrA Erickson has the markings of a fine NCO and expediter. To find such abilities and as serious an attitude towards the mission as I have observed in him would be impressive in a senior NCO, and certainly stands out in an airman. Thanks for letting me have the opportunity to work with him.

WILLIAM T. SINGER, Capt, USAF
39 SOW/Deployed Chief of Maintenance

June 1991
June 1991

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

In recognition of outstanding contribution and service to the mission of the Military Airlift Command, 667 Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, RAF Woodbridge, Quality Assurance Honor Roll.

RONALD L. ENGBERG, CMSGT, USAF
Maintenance Superintendent

JENNIFER L. DIECKMANN, Lt Col, USAF
Commander