Son of city man retires from Air Force

PHOTO PROVIDED Master Sgt. Robert V. Boehmer Jr., formerly of the city, recently retired from the U.S. Air Force.

Master Sgt. Robert V. Boehmer Jr., formerly of the city, recently retired from the U.S. Air Force.

He most recently served as superintendent of the 552nd Aircraft Support Section, 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Maintenance Group, Air Control Wing, at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Boehmer was born in November 1973 on Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the son of Robert V. Sr. and Lee Boehmer, of Williamsport.

He entered the Air Force in May 1994 as a basic airman and subsequently was promoted to the following ranks: airman, November 1994; airman first class, September 1995; senior airman, November 1996; staff sergeant, May 2000; technical sergeant, September 2006; and master sergeant, October 2012.

Boehmer deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Provide Comfort, Uphold Democracy and Southern/Northern Watch.

He has received the following awards and decorations: Meritorious service medal, commendation medal with two oak leaf clusters, achievement medal with silver leaf cluster, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and Global War on Terrorism service medal.

Boehmer, 44, plans to reside in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and secure a position in the aviation technology field.

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