Grissom boom operator passes 10K, gets warm welcome

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Lt. Col. David Marien shakes the hand of Senior Master Sgt. Paul "Doogie" Houser as Chief Master Sgts. Jeff Henry, center, and Jeff Maier rush in to congratulate Sergeant Houser on achieving 10,000 flight hours April 5. Sergeant Maier, who began his Air Force career in 1976 as a communications and navigation maintenance specialist, cross trained to be an in-flight refueling technician, better known as a boom operator, in 1980 and joined the Air Force Reserve in 1985. He is now the in-flight refueling manager with the 434th Operations Support Squadron. Colonel Marien is the chief of plans for the 434th OSS. Chief Henry is the 72nd Air Refueling Squadron's in-flight refueling superintendent and Chief Maier is the 74th ARS's in-flight refueling superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

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