Sorry for the late response, but I figured the board was dead after the cancellation....
I was in the USAF 2nd MOB for about 3 1/2 years in the late 70's-early 80's. I was an outside plant telephone installer. I went through a lot of training, only to get stationed in a unit that didn't really utilize a lot of what I trained for. Worked basically with the old hand-cranked field phones and dial-type telephones ... and running lots of field wire and 48-pair cable. Travelled a lot, partied a lot and had a great time, though.
Ahh same..sorry for the late response. Yea family may be stationed in Japan as Combat Comm. where was it that you were stationed?