Bio: Karpinski, Master Sgt Thomas (Retired - 2009)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.)
August 18, 2009
Karpinski, Master Sgt Thomas (Retired - 10 July
Master Sergeant Thomas Karpinski is the
Superintendent of the Installation Personnel Readiness,
319th Force Support Squadron, 319th Mission
Support Group, 319th Air Refueling Wing, Grand Forks AFB
North Dakota. Sergeant Karpinski was born in Thorp,
Wisconsin, on January 16, 1967. He attended Thorp High School
graduating in June 1985. He entered the delayed enlistment
program in November 1984, and arrived at Lackland AFB, Texas, in
Upon completion of basic training and tech
school, he received his first assignment to the 7241st
Security Police Squadron, Izmir Air Station, Turkey. There he
worked as town patrol, area supervisor in a munitions storage area,
and desk sergeant. In April 1986, he received his second
assignment to the 410th Security Police Squadron, K. I.
Sawyer AFB, Michigan. There he performed duties as installation
patrolman and flight trainer.
cross-trained into the personnel career field in April of
1990. Remaining at K. I. Sawyer AFB, MI, assigned to the
410th Consolidate Headquarters Squadron, Consolidate
Base Personnel Office (CBPO).
March of 1995, he received his third assignment to Minot AFB, ND.
While at Minot, he was assigned to the following organization: 5
MXS, 5 MUNS, and 5 MSS.
July 2001, he proceeded to his fourth and final assignment to Grand
Forks AFB, ND. During his time at Grand Forks, he was
assigned to the 319 AGS/AMXS, 319 OG, an the 319
is married to Gailann and has one son, Robert. His parents,
Chester and Alice Karpinski, along with his brothers, sisters and
many friends, attended his retirement ceremony at Grand Forks AFB
on July 10, 2009.
Camp John Hay Air Station, Republic of Philippines
United States Naval Ship Comfort/Guantanamo Bay,
Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan
Curacao, North Antilles
Kirkuk Regional Air Field, Iraq
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