Dan-Crass.jpg (4 downloads) Entered Air Force August 1970, after completion of Basic Training at Lackland AFB, I attended the Communications Center Specialist course at Sheperd AFB Tx. My first assignment was Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam. Worked in the Base communications center, typing messages on an ASR 28 teletype machine. Left Vietnam in Nov 1971 and was assigned to Scott AFB, Illinois from Jan 72 to Jun 1974. After re-enlisting was sent to Izmir Turkey, Hq 6 Allied Tactical Air Force. Worked in the Mobile Communications squadron and Disko Hit Relay staton. I cross trained into Tech Control and after Tech School at Keesler AFB, Ms, was assigned to North Communications Area HQ, Griffiss AFB NY. In March 1978 I completed Air Force Recruiting School and was sent to Milwaukee, Wi. My first office was on 71st and Capitol Dr. Spent the next 17 years in recruiting, working in Operations, training, and supervision. Retired as the Squadron Superintendent for the 347th Recruiting Squadron, which covered portions of Wisconsin and Illinois. Awarded 3 Meritorious medals 2 Air Force Commendation medals, 1 Joint Service Commendation Medal and 1 Air Force Achievement Medal. Completed the NCO Academy and was a Honor graduate from the Air Force Senior NCO Academy.
Married since December 1970, Have two children, both who also served in the Air Force, Daughter completed 4 years and used GI Bill to earn a Nursing Degree. Son Retired after 23 years as a Major. 11 years enlisted 12 as Pilot, flying the B-2 Stealth Bomber.