First assignment in Bitburg from 86-89 in the 525 AMU was by far the MOST enjoyable and at a great time to be part of the USAF!
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson
A FACP is a Forward Air Control Post. It's a bunch of folks doing the best job possible, under the worst conditions, and always coming out on top. It's the toughest job in the United States Air Force and gets little acknowledgement, and less praise. Individuals who have served in one never forget it, the friends they made there, or the amazing abilities that the assignment pulled out of and developed in them. Of all the assignments I had over 24 years, 6 months and 1 day in the US Air Force my first one, at the 631st Tactical Control Flight, Wuerzburg AIN, W. Germany, will always stand out as the best.
Chief Master Sergeant Select (14E9 PSN 165). Rhein-Main Air Base dependent, attended Flugtag '88 Ramstein Air Show disaster. Senior Airman Aircrew Member: 853.1 flight hrs/315 sorties (241.7 combat hrs/110 sorties). MDS: HH-60G, C-17A, C-21A, W/C-130E/H/J, KC-135R, C-141B/C and Boeing 767. Featured in: "The 90 Percent Solution", Bruce Callander and Adam Hebert, Air Force Magazine, 2006; "BATTLE HEROES: Voices from Afghanistan", Allan Zullo, Scholastic Inc., 2010; "Behind Enemy Lines: Under Fire In The Middle East", Bill Doyle, Scholastic Inc., 2011. Member of the Boy Scouts of America since 1987, base Top 3 since 2008, Knights of Columbus (Kapaun Council) since 2010 and Project Management Institute since 2013. Lifetime Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Air Force Sergeants and Airlift/Tanker (Rheinland-Pfalz) Associations.