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20th AMS Patch, submitted by Ian Warner 20th AVIONICS MAINTENANCE SQUADRON

Squadron Motto:
"UT VIRI VOLENT" (So The Strong May Fly)

20th AMS Patch, submitted by Ian Warner

On 31 October 1981, HQ USAFE redesignated the 20th Avionics Maintenance Squadron as the 20th Component Repair Squadron.

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The 1970's
Status board in CNPA Shop building 300.

"Status board in CNPA Shop building 300."

Submitted by Mark Sinclair, 20th AMS, CNPA Shop (COMM/NAV/ECM Avionics) 1977 - 1979.

Submitted by Richmond Vlymen.

"I was a SSgt assigned to the 20 AMS WCIN Shop. I had the pleasure of being a member of the 20TFW team that went to the 1977 RAF Strike Command Tactical Bomb Comp at RAF Lossiemouth. Attached is a photo of the 20 AMS team members that I had taken at Lossiemouth."

Front(L to R): Jim Mathis - WCIN, Rick Vlymen - WCIN, Jerry Popovich - CNPA.
Back(L to R): Dave Andrea - AFIS, Doug Stiegerwald - WCIN, Jack Omohundro - WCIN, ?=CNPA, ?, Mitch Marichal - AFCS.

Submitted by Richmond Vlymen, MSgt(Ret.)

Gore in-work artwork in CNPA shop, 20th AMS.

"Gore in-work artwork in CNPA shop, 20th AMS."

Submitted by Mark Sinclair, 20th AMS, CNPA Shop (COMM/NAV/ECM Avionics) 1977 - 1979.

Submitted by Roy Chismar, 20th AMS, 1974 -1976. "AMS Barracks-Rats Christmas 1975."

Submitted by Roy Chismar, 20th AMS, 1974 -1976.

Submitted by Roy Chismar, 20th AMS, 1974 -1976. "AMS Barracks-Rats Christmas 1975."

Submitted by Roy Chismar, 20th AMS, 1974 -1976.

Submitted by Roy Chismar, 20th AMS, 1974 -1976. "That Crazy CQ Is Me."

Submitted by Roy Chismar, 20th AMS, 1974 -1976.

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Mark Sinclair, A1C, 20th AMS, CNPA Shop (COMM/NAV/ECM Avionics).

Photo taken by J.D. Keeman, Sept 1977.

Submitted by Mark Sinclair, A1C, 20th AMS, CNPA Shop (COMM/NAV/ECM Avionics).

"From Barracks 480, March 1978" USAF Airmen are stunned to see their shadows and discover that the sun still exists!

Submitted by Mark Sinclair, A1C, 20th AMS, CNPA Shop (COMM/NAV/ECM Avionics).

WAF Appreciation Night. Bartender Chico. Submitted by Sparky Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

"WAF Appreciation Night. Bartender Chico."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

WAF Appreciation Night at the Upper Heyford NCO Club. Submitted by Sparky Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

"WAF Appreciation Night at the Upper Heyford NCO Club."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

Debbie Dillon in the WAF dorm. Submitted by Sparky Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

"Debbie Dillon in the WAF dorm."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

Dixie Dee O'Buzz, 20 FMS (I think). Submitted by Sparky Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

"Dixie Dee O'Buzz, 20 FMS (I think)."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

Cindy, Rhoda & Audrey at the 'Beach'. Submitted by Sparky Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

"Cindy, Rhoda & Audrey at the 'Beach'."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

More unknown WAF & one civilian named Susann Graham. Submitted by Sparky Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

"More unknown WAF & one civilian named Susann Graham."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

Bathing beauties behind the WAF dorm plus one unknown pregnant WAF. Submitted by Sparky Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

"Bathing beauties behind the WAF dorm plus one unknown pregnant WAF."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

Anna Fayne (now Stanley), AMS, Manual Test Station. Submitted by Sparky Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

"Anna Fayne (now Stanley), AMS, Manual Test Station."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

RAF Croughton 1975. Nuff Said. (Marlboro Man). These uys worked at the Receiver Site. Submitted by Sparky Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

"RAF Croughton 1975. Nuff Said. (Marlboro Man). These guys worked at the Receiver Site."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincade (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

Rare Snowball Fight at RAF Croughton, 1975 (The guy is facing the WAF Dorm). Submitted by Sparky Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

"Rare Snowball Fight at RAF Croughton, 1975 (The guy is facing the WAF Dorm)."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

Chris Rowe and Dave Johansen, 20 AMS Manual Test Stations. Submitted by Sparky Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

"Chris Rowe and Dave Johansen, 20 AMS Manual Test Stations."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS, 1975 - 1977.

1978 R.A.F. Upper Heyford Little League. Submitted by Rick Shilliam, 20th AMS, 1977-1980. 1978 R.A.F. Upper Heyford Little League
Top row, left to right: Coach SrA Rick Shilliam, Troy & Ricky Brown, Kerry(?) Oshatzer, Brad Dormady, Kelly(?) Oshatzer, Pat Looper, Carl Miller, Antoine Sutton, Geoff Pickens, and Coach SrA Chuck Van Horn.
Bottom row, left to right: Richard Mokoski, Craig Johnson, Willie Pasciezni, Doug Coleman, and Diana Long.
Submitted by Rick Shilliam, 20th AMS, 1977-1980.


The 1980's
On 31 October 1981, HQ USAFE redesignated the 20th Avionics Maintenance Squadron as the 20th Component Repair Squadron.


The 1990's

20 AMS Reunion, October 1999

20 AMS Reunion, October 1999 20 AMS Reunion, October 1999 Jerry Popovich, Edie & Bob Morin, Diane & Bob Abedyll, John Field, Anne & Richard Stanley, Sparky Kincaid Allen, Jim Bodley, Al & Sally Jankowiak, Ken Chesboro, Jack Omohandro, Dave Andrea, Tom Beecham, Tom & Joann Riley, Tom Blankenship, Dot & Ray Babcock.

"The reunion started small because a group of about 9 people in the 20th Avionics Maintenance Squadron (including the First Shirt and the Commander) used to be called the "Out to Lunch Bunch" - our slogan was "When the going gets tough, we sit down and eat." We searched the web - did not have your wonderful site - for a while and invited everyone we could find to John Field's house in Las Vegas. We found about one hundred and had about 45 people show up. I hope I didn't miss anyone."

"We were all in one part or another of AMS during the 1970s."
Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS.


The 2000's
Building 299 Approach Road. The hardened Avionics Facility. Submitted by Jim Bryan, Avionics Maintenance Squadron.

"Building 299 Approach Road. The hardened Avionics Facility. I was one of the first in, and I helped lock the doors as we left."

Submitted by Jim Bryan, Avionics Maintenance Squadron.

Building 299 main door. Submitted by Jim Bryan, Avionics Maintenance Squadron.

Building 299 main door.

Submitted by Jim Bryan, Avionics Maintenance Squadron.

Building 299, side entry. Submitted by Jim Bryan, Avionics Maintenance Squadron.

Building 299, side entry.

Submitted by Jim Bryan, Avionics Maintenance Squadron.

Building 299, back. Submitted by Jim Bryan, Avionics Maintenance Squadron.

Building 299, back.

Submitted by Jim Bryan, Avionics Maintenance Squadron.


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