James Stewart Goff, Jr., 61, of Organ, NM passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013. He was born to James Stewart Goff, Sr. and Mary Louise Shields Goff on August 1, 1951 in Salisbury, Maryland. He attended Atlantic High School in Oak Hall, Virginia. In 1973 he joined the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic and trained to work on jet aircraft at various locations startin...

James Stewart Goff, Jr., 61, of Organ, NM passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013. He was born to James Stewart Goff, Sr. and Mary Louise Shields Goff on August 1, 1951 in Salisbury, Maryland. He attended Atlantic High School in Oak Hall, Virginia. In 1973 he joined the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic and trained to work on jet aircraft at various locations starting with Chanute A.F.B. Illinois. His first duty location was K.I. Sawyer A.F.B, in Michigan. He was the first Airman First Class to become engine-run qualified on KC135A aircraft (refueling tankers). He was also the first A1C to be authorized as a Flight Line Expeditor, responsible for the supervising, and reporting to maintenance control of, all maintenance, services, launches and recovery, of 6 aircraft. He rose to the rank of Sergeant at this station. His second duty location was Langley A.F.B. in Virginia. He was assigned as a Maintenance Control Specialist, responsible for directing, and reporting all servicing, repairs, inspections, and daily flying schedules for 73 F15s, 11 T-39s, 4 EC-135s, and 2 UH1N aircraft. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant at this station and was given the position of Non Commissioned Officer in charge of the reports section, responsible for reporting war readiness of these aircraft to the Major Command Generals on a daily basis. His third duty location was Andrews A.F.B. in Washington, DC. He was specifically selected for transfer to the Special Missions Presidential Aircraft Fleet. He performed various maintenance duties on aircraft from visiting nations, crew chief on several different types of Special Missions aircraft, flight line expeditor, and maintenance control specialist. He rose to the rank of Technical Sergeant, and was given the Senior Controller position of Maintenance Control. When the Maintenance Control was consolidated with the Command Post, and retitled "Andrews Consolidated Command Post", he designed a computer program that eliminated the traditional grease pencil boards utilized by Maintenance Control, which allowed the information to be entered into the existing computer-tracked system being used by the Command Post. He spent thirteen and

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