James A. Nugent



Preferred Name:
Jim

Nickname/Call Sign: Misty 101

Date of Birth: February 8, 1940 (May 26, 2019)

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel, O6

Hometown: Pineville, LA

Biography

Units Assigned

7/1959-7/1960 Aviation Cadet Training—Lackland AFB and Harlingen AFB, TX
8/1960-4/1960 Electronic Warfare Training—Kessler AFB, MS
5/1960-9/1960 B-52 Combat Crew Training—Castle AFB, CA (B-52)
10/1960-10/1966 416th/20th/ 9th Bomb Squadrons—Barksdale AFB, LA, Carswell AFB, TX
2/1965-8/1965 (B-52 ARC LIGHT OPERATIONS) Anderson AFB, Guam (B-52)
11/1966-11/1967 Pilot Training—Craig AFB, AL
1/1968-6/1968 F-100 Combat Crew Training—Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
7/1968-8/1968 Myrtle Beach AFB, SC (attached to National Guard F-100 unit) (F-100)
9/1968-9/1969 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Phu Cat, Tuy Hoa, Phan Rang Air Bases—Vietnam
3/1969-6/1969 (Misty Assignment—Misty 101)
10/1969 -6/1971 Pilot Training Instructor/Flight Commander, Laughlin AFB, TX (T-37)
7/1971-6/1972 ACSC Student, Maxwell AFB, AL
7/1972-7/1974 559th Flying Training Squadron, Flight Commander, Randolph AFB, TX (T-37)
8/1974-7/1977 Program Manager, DCS Plans & Programs, ATC HQs, Randolph AFB TX
8/1977-6/1980 Chief, Tactical Air Operations Branch, AIRSOUTH, Naples, Italy
7/1980-6/19 81 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
7/1981-6/1982 Deputy Commander of Operations, 71 Fighter Training Wing, Vance AFB, OK (T-37, T-38)
7/1982-7/1984 71st Fighter Training Wing, Base Commander, Vance AFB, OK
8/1984-9/1985 DIA Attaché Training/C-12 Checkout, Washington, DC
10/1985-9/1988 Defense Attaché, US Embassy Caracas Venezuela (C-12)
10/1988-6/1990 Air Attaché, US Embassy Bogota, Colombia (C-12)
8/1990 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross (with 1 Device)
Purple Heart
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal (with 12 Devices)
Distinguished –Presidential Unit Citation
AF Outstanding Unit Award (with Valor Device and 4 Devices)
Coast Guard Unit Commendation
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal (with 6 Devices)
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Colombian Air Force Cross

Flight Info

B-53
F-100
T-37
T-38
C-12

Military Education

  • Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL

Civilian Education

  • BA, Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, TX
  • MA, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

“Misty 101” James A. Nugent “Headed West” May 26, 2019
Col. James (Jim) Andra Nugent (USAF, Ret.), died May 26 at the VA Hospice in Lexington, KY. Jim graduated from Tioga High School in 1958 and went on to a distinguished 30-year career in the US Air Force, followed by a number of years supporting the armed forces as a defense contractor. He and Jan retired in 2007 in Lexington, KY.
From July 1968 – Aug 1968 Jim was stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB, SC (attached to National Guard F-100 unit). In September of  1968 to September of 1969, he served with the 612th TFS at Phu Cat, Tuy Hoa, and Phan Rang Air Bases in Vietnam. In March 1969 to Jun 1969 he was assigned as Misty 101.
Jim leaves behind his wife of 58 years Helen Janice (McCann) Nugent, daughters Karen Nugent and Julye Nugent, sister Mittie Durham and brother-in-law George Durham, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Palestine United Methodist Church, 306 Tioga Rd, at 2:00 pm on July 13, with a reception to follow.
source: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetowntalk/obituary.aspx?n=col-james-andra-nugent-(ret)&pid=193260695

Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

7/1959-7/1960 Aviation Cadet Training—Lackland AFB and Harlingen AFB, TX
8/1960-4/1960 Electronic Warfare Training—Kessler AFB, MS
5/1960-9/1960 B-52 Combat Crew Training—Castle AFB, CA (B-52)
10/1960-10/1966 416th/20th/ 9th Bomb Squadrons—Barksdale AFB, LA, Carswell AFB, TX
2/1965-8/1965 (B-52 ARC LIGHT OPERATIONS) Anderson AFB, Guam (B-52)
11/1966-11/1967 Pilot Training—Craig AFB, AL
1/1968-6/1968 F-100 Combat Crew Training—Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
7/1968-8/1968 Myrtle Beach AFB, SC (attached to National Guard F-100 unit) (F-100)
9/1968-9/1969 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Phu Cat, Tuy Hoa, Phan Rang Air Bases—Vietnam
3/1969-6/1969 (Misty Assignment—Misty 101)
10/1969 -6/1971 Pilot Training Instructor/Flight Commander, Laughlin AFB, TX (T-37)
7/1971-6/1972 ACSC Student, Maxwell AFB, AL
7/1972-7/1974 559th Flying Training Squadron, Flight Commander, Randolph AFB, TX (T-37)
8/1974-7/1977 Program Manager, DCS Plans & Programs, ATC HQs, Randolph AFB TX
8/1977-6/1980 Chief, Tactical Air Operations Branch, AIRSOUTH, Naples, Italy
7/1980-6/19 81 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
7/1981-6/1982 Deputy Commander of Operations, 71 Fighter Training Wing, Vance AFB, OK (T-37, T-38)
7/1982-7/1984 71st Fighter Training Wing, Base Commander, Vance AFB, OK
8/1984-9/1985 DIA Attaché Training/C-12 Checkout, Washington, DC
10/1985-9/1988 Defense Attaché, US Embassy Caracas Venezuela (C-12)
10/1988-6/1990 Air Attaché, US Embassy Bogota, Colombia (C-12)
8/1990 Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross (with 1 Device)
Purple Heart
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal (with 12 Devices)
Distinguished –Presidential Unit Citation
AF Outstanding Unit Award (with Valor Device and 4 Devices)
Coast Guard Unit Commendation
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal (with 6 Devices)
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Colombian Air Force Cross

Flight Info

B-53
F-100
T-37
T-38
C-12

Military Education

  • Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL

Civilian Education

  • BA, Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, TX
  • MA, Webster University, St. Louis, MO
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Headed West

“Misty 101” James A. Nugent “Headed West” May 26, 2019
Col. James (Jim) Andra Nugent (USAF, Ret.), died May 26 at the VA Hospice in Lexington, KY. Jim graduated from Tioga High School in 1958 and went on to a distinguished 30-year career in the US Air Force, followed by a number of years supporting the armed forces as a defense contractor. He and Jan retired in 2007 in Lexington, KY.
From July 1968 – Aug 1968 Jim was stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB, SC (attached to National Guard F-100 unit). In September of  1968 to September of 1969, he served with the 612th TFS at Phu Cat, Tuy Hoa, and Phan Rang Air Bases in Vietnam. In March 1969 to Jun 1969 he was assigned as Misty 101.
Jim leaves behind his wife of 58 years Helen Janice (McCann) Nugent, daughters Karen Nugent and Julye Nugent, sister Mittie Durham and brother-in-law George Durham, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Palestine United Methodist Church, 306 Tioga Rd, at 2:00 pm on July 13, with a reception to follow.
source: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetowntalk/obituary.aspx?n=col-james-andra-nugent-(ret)&pid=193260695

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