SMSgt Nicholas Mark Rohling was born on April 29th, 1981, to William “Bill” and Susan “Sue” Rohling. He grew up in the Chicago metropolitan area and joined the Air Force in July 1999, shortly after graduating high school. He completed MH-53 Helicopter Crew Chief Technical Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, in February of 2000.
Airman Rohling was first assigned to the 551st Special Operations Squadron, and subsequently, the 58th Maintenance Operations Squadron at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. Throughout his career he maintained MH-53M/J, Mi-17, and CV-22B aircraft, provided MD-530 technical training, and led maintenance operations for C-17, C-130J and C-5 mobility aircraft. Sergeant Rohling transferred to the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in August of 2013, where he rose to the position of Assistant Superintendent. He was last assigned to the 43d Air Mobility Squadron at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.
SMSgt Rohling was the Maintenance and Interim Squadron Superintendent for the 43d AMS. He led over 300 Airmen at Air Mobility Command’s only enroute in the continental United States, providing Command and Control, Aircraft Maintenance and Aerial Port services for all Air Mobility Command assigned aircraft supporting the 18th Airborne Corps, 18th Airborne Division, and Joint Special Operations Command. SMSgt Rohling prepared the squadron to meet short notice, humanitarian, and worldwide mobility taskings to secure national objectives. He served as the principal Enlisted advisor to the Commander on technical and operational matters concerning maintenance operations, manpower, morale, health, welfare, and recognition for assigned personnel.
SMSgt Rohling passed on September 9th, 2020. Those left to cherish his memories include his wife Nina Rohling; children Graham, Gracie, Connor, and Stella; parents Bill and Susan Rohling; siblings Jackie Baughman and Nathalie Rohling; nephew Tate Baughman; nieces
Nora Baughman, Isabelle Cropper, and Niyah Cropper;
and in-laws Ray and Julie, Michael and
Matthew Sandoval. Nicholas Mark Rohling’s
cremains will remain with his family
at their home in Gulf Breeze.
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