MSgt. Gunn retires
by Emanuel County Live | July 28, 2011 2:22 pm
MSgt. Johnathan B. Gunn retired from the Air Force on July 9,
2011 after 33 years of service. He enlisted on January 15, 1978 and
reported to Lackland AFB in Texas for Basic Military Training.
Upon graduation from Basic Training, he attended Aircraft
Environmental Specialist training at Chanute AFB. After graduating
from technical school, he reported to the 3211th Field Maintenance
Squadron at Eglin AFB in Florida.
Sergeant Gunn submitted his resume and entered into the Air
Reserve Technician Program as an Aircraft Electrician at Barksdale
AFB in January of 1982.
He has an Associate Degree in aviation Maintenance Technology
from the Community College Air Force and has served in two NATO
training exercises in Germany, then was deployed in support of
Bosnia relief efforts at Aviano AB, Italy on two occasions.
For the past 16 years, Sergeant Gunn has worked as an Aircraft
Electro Environmental Section Supervior.
His medals include the Meritorious service Medal; Air Force
Achievement Medal with one device; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
with four devices; Air Force Good Conduct Medal; Air National
Defense Service Medal with one device; Global War on Terrorism
Medal; Air Force Longevity Service with four devices; Arm Forces
Reserve Medal; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon; and the Air
Force Training Ribbon.
Gunn was a graduate of Swainsboro High School He is the son of
John W. Gunn and the late Linnie D. Gunn of Swainsboro.