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I am a retired Air National Guard Navigator having served for 30 years assigned to the 180th Airlift Squadron for flying with more than 7,000 flying hours. I was previously a member of the Army National Guard for 4 1/2 years prior to accepting a direct commission in the Air National Guard. I proudly served in the uniformed services of the United States for more that 34 years. I have participated in many military operations including Operation Team Spirit, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Joint Endeavor, Operation Southern Watch and Operation Joint Forge.

As I have the time, I have created and edited articles on military history particularly on Air Force and Air National Guard units and Air Force or Air National Guard service members. I was formerly J45ok before I changed my user name to Colgator (Colonel "Gator"). I am the unofficial historian for the 180th Airlift Squadron and the 139th Airlift Wing and have written the history of the units which is on the 139th Airlift Wing official website. I do ask those of you that want to edit the pages I have created to please let me know your source information if you make a change.



USAF Rank & ribbon rack[edit]

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Width-44 crimson ribbon with a pair of width-2 white stripes on the edges Width-44 crimson ribbon with two width-8 white stripes at distance 4 from the edges.
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width=44 scarlet ribbon with a central width-4 golden yellow stripe, flanked by pairs of width-1 scarlet, white, Old Glory blue, and white stripes
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Width-44 ribbon with the following stripes, arranged symmetrically from the edges to the center: width-2 black, width-4 chamois, width-2 Old Glory blue, width-2 white, width-2 Old Glory red, width-6 chamouis, width-3 myrtle green up to a central width-2 black stripe
Silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
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Vietnam gallantry cross unit award-3d.svg Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) ribbon.png Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) ribbon.png

Pages I've Created[edit]

More About Me[edit]

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