Robert V. Seaman

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Air Force Master Sergeant Robert V. Seaman retired after 21 years in the service during ceremonies at Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma last month.

Seaman graduated from Soroco High School in 1983 and entered the U.S. Air Force in February 1984.

His parents are Bob and Dee Rogers of Yampa and the late Vernon L. Seaman.

Following basic training, Seaman attended Air Force technical school and was later assigned to the 3rd Combat Information Systems Group at Tinker AFB. During that assignment he was deployed to Oman, Jordan, Egypt and Honduras.

In 1987, SrA Seaman was reassigned to the 7274th Communications Squadron, RAF Chicksand in the United Kingdom as a satellite communications technician. He deployed twice to Saudi Arabia, once in support of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm for five months.

After serving three years in the United Kingdom, SSgt Seaman was assigned to Buckley Air National Guard Base in Colorado. He was given supervisory responsibilities at Buckley and returned to Saudi Arabia. He also was sent on a classified, remote assignment.

He returned to Tinker Air Force Base after seven years in Colorado, and again served overseas.

His final assignment came in October 2002, when MSgt Seaman was assigned to the 3rd Combat Communication Support Squadron as an inspector.

He accumulated many medals during his Air Force career including the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal.

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