USAF PIONEERS

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NAME SERVICE DATES
Barrow, Bobby, CWO-4, USAF (Ret)     (about) ( Deceased)

1950-1992

Courchene, Douglas E., CMSgt USAF (Ret)   (About)

1946-1988

Hinson, Thomas

1962-1990

Holt, Wando     (About)

1946-1975

Howard, Hank A., MSgt, USAF (Ret)     (about)

1958-1978

Stemple, Terry      (about)

1974-2001

Warner, Donald W. , CMSgt USAF (Ret)

Mil 1965-1985
Civ 1987-...

Kyle, Clarence O. (OB), CMSgt USAF (Ret)

Mil - Jan 48 - Aug 74
Civ - Apr 75-Dec 92

Sanchez, Noris A. (Sandy), CMSgt USAF (Ret)

1952 - 1996, Mil & Civ Svs

Mitchell, Jack L., MSgt, USAF (Ret) 1957-2001, Mil & Civ Svs
Stearman, Ronald A., MSgt USAF (Ret)   (about)

1961-1984

Smith, Robert L., MSgt, USAF (Ret)

Mil - 1949 - 1973
Civ - 1975-1995

Moore, William A. Jr. (Bill), CMSgt, USAF (Ret) Mil - 1961-1991
Civ - 1992 - ...
(18 Aug 08) Carroll, James D., SMSgt, USAF (Ret) 1964-1986
Smith, Donald D., SMSgt, USAF (Ret) Mil - 1952-1975
Civ - 1976-1998
Courtemanche, Eugene 1943-1981
Both civilian and military. civilian firefighter, then in the service and then civilian. Fire chief at Loring AFB 1960-1962. Hqs 64th AD civilian, Hqs ADC civilian, Hqs 13th AF and 7th AF (civilian SEA), 1st AF, Hqs TRADOC (ARMY) etc. While in service WW2 - SSG infantry. Started on tailboard and progressed thru the ranks to major command.
Turner, Robert G., CMSgt, USAF (Retired) Served 30 Jun 58 to 1 May 87

Fire Chief--Kunsan AB ROK--Jun 84-Jul 85
Fire Chief--March AFB CA--July 85-May 87

Cocherell, Glen I, SMSgt, USAFR (Retired) Military - 2 Jan 51 - 31 Mar 73
Civilian - Jan 74 - Jan 87

Fire Chief @ Hurlbert Fld FL

Carley, John, CMSgt, USAF (Retired) (about) Dec 1971 - Jan 2002
Remel, Robert W., CMSgt, USAF (Retired)
1958-1990
   Fire Chief - Tuy Hoa AB RVN, King Salmon AFB AK, Nakon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, Osan AB ROK;  Deputy Fire Chief - England AFB LA, Keesler AFB MS Eglin AFB FL, Vandenberg AFB CA; Asst Fire Chief - Little Rock AFB, AR, Phan Rang AB, RVN 
Cannode, George, CMSgt, USAF (Retired) (about) 1968-1988
 Schott, Gary T., CMSgt, USAF (Retired) - 
1965-1990
Gilbert, Conrad F, SMSgt USAF (Retired), 135th/175th Baltimore 1958 - 1966
1974 - 1987
Rhodes, Clyde (about) 1946-1967
Fire Chief @ Feamcom AB Japan - 1955
Retired 1967
Garner, Ewen , T/Sgt, USAF (Retired)
 1970
Fire Chief - Kisarazu AB Japan 1956 - 1957
(21 Mar 05) Jenkins, Bob, CMSgt, USAF (Retired) 28 Aug 74 - 1 Sep 04
Fire Chief @ Malmstrom AFB MT, Soto Cano AB Honduras, San Vito ITA, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, & Diyarbakir TUR
(22 Mar 05) Knipper, Fred J., SMSgt, USAF (Retired) 4/78 - 12/04
Fire Chief, 92-94 @ Einseidlerhof AS DEU (Kiaserslautern Military Community)
AF Firefighter 78-95; First Sgt 95-04
(30 Mar 05) Mock, Stephen P., MSgt, USAF (Retired) 1964-1984
Fire Chief @ Sembach AB DEU - 1983
(26 May 05) Mundy, Larry E., CMSgt, USAF (Retired) 1970-1992
Fire Chief @ Tonopah Test Range NV 86-89
Also served at Tainan Taiwan, Little Rock AFB AK, CCK AB Thailand, Chanute AFB IL (Instructor), Nellis AFB NV, and Lajes Field Azores; Currently the Safety Administrator and ADA Coordinator for the City of North Las Vegas, NV
(28 Jun 05) Roy, David A., SMSgt, USAF (Retired), Senior Safety Specialist, Carolina Turkey, Mt. Olive NC (Amateur Radio Buff) 1975-1997
Pease AFB NH (76-81)
Iraklion AS Greece (81-85)
Kadena AB JP (85-89)
Fire Chief, Misawa AB JP (89-83)
Deputy/Fire Chief, Seymour Johnson AFB NC (93-97)
(25 Jul 06) Gunderson, Marvin M., CMSgt USAF (retired) 1974-1999
        Fire Chief at RAF Bentwaters GBR, Zaragoza AB ESP, RAF Upper Heyford GBR, Kunsan AB ROK, Spangdahlem AB DEU, Dept of the Army Civilian Fire Chief at Yongsan Garrison ROK, Fort Knox KY
(11 May 08) Patrick Jolicoeur, MSgt, USAF (Retired) Wing Fire Chief at RAF Bentwaters / Woodbridge GBR ( 1973-1974); AIR FORCE E-7  (1948 - 6/74); Civil Service  Asst Fire Chief (75-93).  When Norton AFB CA was closed  I was a GS-10.  All of my Air Force and Civil Service was in the fire protection field.
(3 May 11) Fred Owens, CMSgt, USAF (Retired)

June 26, 1968 Jul 1, 1996

McChord AFB WA 9/68 11/68; RAF Mildenhall GBR 12/68 8/72 (Handlineman, Driver, Station Chief station 2 1971, Training 71- 72); MacDill AFB FL 9/72 7/73 (Driver/ Alarm Center); Osan AB ROK 8/73 9/74 (Crew Chief); RAF Greenham Common GBR 74-76 RAF Welford  76 78 (they civilianized (British) GC FD in 76 Station chief 74-76, Deputy Chief 76-78); Mountain Home AFB ID, 8/78-8/80 (Assistant Chief Ops); RAF Mildenhall GBR 80-91 (Assistant Chief for Training 80-82, Deputy Chief 83-86, Fire Chief 86-91); Dyess AFB TX 91-96 (first military Fire Chief they had).

Fire Protection Readiness Committee 1992-1996 (Chairman 93-96 as I recall)

(5 Nov 11) John M. Anderson,  USAFR CMSgt

 

Fire Chief 33 years of service 1978-2011

Command Chief 94 AW 1 Oct 08 1 May 11