John Loring
Retired: Aug 1981

Wife: Rose
Children: Margaret, Catherine, Jacqueline
Grandchildren: Patricia, Ronnie, John, Diamond,Robert
Great Grandchildren: Jordan, Kayla, Amythyst
Jobs / Assignments
1961 Lackland AFB, TX Officer Candidate School
1961-62 Keesler AFB, MS Communications Officer ’ s School
1962-64 Langley AFB, VA TAC Command Post
1964-68 Hickam AFB, HI Command & Control Branch Chief & Maintenance Control
Assignment included TDYs to Viet Nam, Okinawa, Wake, Midway, etc.)
1968-69 Keesler AFB, MS Communications Staff Officer’s Course
1969-71 Ent AFB, CO Chief Communications Operations – NORAD Cheyenne Mtn;
Chief Communications Operations, Peterson AFB
1972-73 Maxwell AFB, AL Command and Staff College
1973-78 Croughton RAFB, UK Chief of Maintenance, Wideband Communications Group 1978-80 Kapaun Barracks, Germany Chief, Communications Operations, USAFE
1980-81 Ramstein AB, Germany Chief Communications Operations, 1964 Comm Squadron Aug 1981 Retired Active Duty
1981-84 Neches, TX Pecan Grower (plenty of experience with nuts in AF)
1984 Retired and moved to Cedaredge, CO 1984-Present Cedaredge, CO. Whatever I wanted to do, including local politics, volunteer work, managing county senior transportation, holding offices within the Veterans of Foreign Wars from local Post level through State Commander, working with hospitalized veterans, and just enjoying this great country.
I did complete a Bachelor of Science with the University of NY in 1979. (took 17 years of night classes in seven universities-but any OC “can do” if they set their mind to it..)