This episode is with Chief Master Sergeant Robert T. Ward (Ret.). He is the current Director of Veterans Services at D'Youville College.
Chief served as Outreach coordinator for Veterans One Stop Center. Prior to that he was the Aerial Port Manager for the 107th AW, Niagara Fall ARB, Niagara Fall, NY, managing day to day operations for Passenger Service, Air Cargo Loading and Air Drop loading & recovering for aircrew training. Chief Ward’s military career started in 1977 after high school, enlisting in the US Air Force, as a Weapons System Tech, stationed in Myrtle Beach SC from 1977-79 working on the A-10 aircraft. In 1979 he transferred into the NY Air National Guard, Niagara Falls. He became a full-time technician at Niagara ARB in 1981, working as a Weapons System Tech., on the F4C, F4D, and F16ADF aircraft. In 1991, when the wing transitioned to the KC-135R, he transitioned to Ground Safety and worked as the full-time Quality Advisor. Chief Ward then cross-trained to Logistics Management Specialist, deploying twice in support of the War on Terrorism to Germany & Oman. He then cross-trained to Air Transportation as an Air Transportation Manager in 2008 for the newly established Small Air terminal with the wings transition to C-130H aircraft, where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Host: Shawn McKinnon, founder of the H.A.V.E. Project. Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant.
Sponsorship: Wendy Weinstein, MD. Board Certified Psychiatrist. 651 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY. (716)-362-1210.
Music from: "4BC" on freesound.org, "TexasMusicForge" on freesound.org, and "Music by "Tri-Tachyon - https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums" on freeesound.org.
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