John S. Hoffman


Preferred Name: John

Nickname/Call Sign:

Date of Birth: June 25, 1944 (August 31, 2013)

Highest Military Grade Held: Brigadier General

Hometown: Denver, CO

Biography

John enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1966 as Airman Basic and was the first to start the Airman Basic and end as a Brigadier General with 29 years of service.

He started with Frontier Airlines as a pilot in 1978 and joined Continental Airlines in 1986. He retired in 2004 with 22,000 hours of civilian flight hours and 4,700 with the military.

On August 24, 1979 John married Pamela Hawkins and moved to Greeley from Aurora, CO.

John belonged to the Super Sabre Society, Colorado Aviation Society and the American Paint Horse Association.

After retirement, John enjoyed raising paint horses on his farm with his family. He also enjoyed coaching his daughters and nephews sports teams.

Units Assigned

  • 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron, CO ANG, CO (F-100)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Flight Hours:
Military: 4700
Civilian: 22,000

Military Education

Civilian Education

  • Arvada High School
  • BS/Animal Science, Colorado State University

 John S. Hoffman – Headed West August 31, 2013

John S. Hoffman, 69, of Platteville, CO passed away August 31, 2013. John was born on June 25, 1944, in Denver CO to John and Gertrude (Spencer) Hoffman.

John graduated from Arvada High School and Colorado State University with a BS in animal science. As a young man, he enjoyed playing baseball and participating in sports in the Arvada area.

John enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1966 as Airman Basic and was the first to start the Airman Basic and end as a Brigadier General with 29 years of service. He started with Frontier Airlines as a pilot in 1978 and joined Continental Airlines in 1986. He retired in 2004 with 22,000 hours of civilian flight hours and 4,700 with the military.

On August 24, 1979, John married Pamela Hawkins and moved to Greeley from Aurora, CO.

John belonged to the Super Sabre Society, Colorado Aviation Society and the American Paint Horse Association.

After retirement, John enjoyed raising paint horses on his farm with his family. He also enjoyed coaching his daughters and nephews sports teams.

John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Gertrude.

John is survived by his wife Pamela, daughters Melissa J. Hoffman of Copper Mountain, CO and Sara M. Hoffman of Greeley, CO, his sister Judy Hogan and husband Bill of Boulder, CO, four nephews, one niece, eight great nephews, four great nieces, and two great great nephews.

Biography

Biography

John enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1966 as Airman Basic and was the first to start the Airman Basic and end as a Brigadier General with 29 years of service.

He started with Frontier Airlines as a pilot in 1978 and joined Continental Airlines in 1986. He retired in 2004 with 22,000 hours of civilian flight hours and 4,700 with the military.

On August 24, 1979 John married Pamela Hawkins and moved to Greeley from Aurora, CO.

John belonged to the Super Sabre Society, Colorado Aviation Society and the American Paint Horse Association.

After retirement, John enjoyed raising paint horses on his farm with his family. He also enjoyed coaching his daughters and nephews sports teams.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron, CO ANG, CO (F-100)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Flight Hours:
Military: 4700
Civilian: 22,000

Military Education

Civilian Education

  • Arvada High School
  • BS/Animal Science, Colorado State University
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Headed West

 John S. Hoffman – Headed West August 31, 2013

John S. Hoffman, 69, of Platteville, CO passed away August 31, 2013. John was born on June 25, 1944, in Denver CO to John and Gertrude (Spencer) Hoffman.

John graduated from Arvada High School and Colorado State University with a BS in animal science. As a young man, he enjoyed playing baseball and participating in sports in the Arvada area.

John enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1966 as Airman Basic and was the first to start the Airman Basic and end as a Brigadier General with 29 years of service. He started with Frontier Airlines as a pilot in 1978 and joined Continental Airlines in 1986. He retired in 2004 with 22,000 hours of civilian flight hours and 4,700 with the military.

On August 24, 1979, John married Pamela Hawkins and moved to Greeley from Aurora, CO.

John belonged to the Super Sabre Society, Colorado Aviation Society and the American Paint Horse Association.

After retirement, John enjoyed raising paint horses on his farm with his family. He also enjoyed coaching his daughters and nephews sports teams.

John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Gertrude.

John is survived by his wife Pamela, daughters Melissa J. Hoffman of Copper Mountain, CO and Sara M. Hoffman of Greeley, CO, his sister Judy Hogan and husband Bill of Boulder, CO, four nephews, one niece, eight great nephews, four great nieces, and two great great nephews.