McPherson, Gary, TSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
64570-Inventory Management Supervisor
Current/Last AFSC Group
Supply Management
Primary Unit
1979-1979, Mountain Home Air Force Base
Service Years
1956 - 1979
Foreign Language(s)
Greek
Voice Edition
Technical Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
F-14 Tomcat AssociationEC-47 AssociationVietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Sacramento
American Veterans (AMVETS)Chapter 81
  2007, F-14 Tomcat Association [Verified]1
  2007, EC-47 Association - Assoc. Page
  2007, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Freedom Through Vigilance Association (FTVA), Sacramento (Marysville/Yuba City, California)
  2009, American Veterans (AMVETS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 81 (Suisun City, California) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Fully retired .Working around the house doing HONEY DO's.Spending more time with kids and grandkids.Trying to locate old friends from the military and school.Learning how to operate this computer.Taking trips back to Crete Greece to visit the wife's family members there..Above all haveing a good time in my old age.
PLAYING WITH SKYPE. My SKYPE name is garymac000
OCT 17 2012:
Just returned from a 5 week stay with the wife's family on the Greek island of Crete Greece.Took many photos and a couple videos.Much is on my Facebook page .LONG flying trip but well worth it.Love the beaches.Visited the closed USAFSS base there and cried again.What a mess.Was the best little base in the USAF..Working on my Photo History web site on that closed Intelligence base www.papoumac.shutterfly.com
 
   
Other Comments:
Joined the Marine Corps reserve in 1956.Went full time in 1957 until 1960.Joined the USAF in 1960.Stationed at Camp Pendelton Ca,Mare Island CA,MC CHORD AFB Wa,Crete Greece (2 tours USAFSS),Viet-Nam(x2),IRAN(MAAG),Mt.Home AFB ID,Tokyo Japan(AFRTS),Travis AFB.DUTIES: Armorer,PMI,Supply,Military advisor..Spent 16 years out of my 23 overseas.Saw much of the world on leave, and TDY as well as duty stations.Member of a small group of USAFSS people that tested and started the 1st EC47 unit in Nam.Advisory duty in Isfahan Iran was with the Navy F-14 Tomcat.The team was both Navy and USAF.
Retired from the military in 1979.Worked for World Airways in Oakland CA for a while..Odd jobs then went into law enforcement in 1981.Worked with Drug ID,County Gangs Task Force,Auto crashes,WMD instructor school,and trained police Aides in fire arms.Retired fufully in 2005....Member of small and big bore base shooting teams in the Marines and Air Force..Spent most of my young life in Yakima Washington.
My 1st trip to Viet-Nam was mainly due to my getting engaged to a Greek nurse from Crete in 1965.I had to leave Crete and while in TX I worked hard to get back.No such luck.Then the General (KLOCKO) (sp). told me if I volenteried to go to Nam and help test the EC47 program that all that went can go to what ever USAFSS base they wish.So off I went .True to his word I went back to Crete upon my return to TX.I still don't let the wife forget that I went to WAR so we could be married.Don't work very good anymore.LOL.
   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1956, OSVET (Prior Other Service Veteran), 192
 Unit Assignments
US Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR)US Marine Corps (USMC)Air Defense Command (ADC)Air Force Security Service (USAFSS)
Air Force Security Service (USAFSS)Air Force Security Service - Silent Warriors7th Air ForceSecurity Service Units
United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)Armed Forces Radio and Television/Armed Forces Network (AFRTS/AFN)Tactical Air Command (TAC)Communications Units
United States Air Force Special Operations SchoolUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)US Army (USA)60th Supply Squadron
TUSLOG Det 16, TUSLOG HQAir Force Bases/ Installations
  1955-1956, US Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR)
  1956-1960, US Marine Corps (USMC)
  1960-1963, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1963-1965, 6931st Electronic Security Squadron
  1963-1970, Air Force Security Service (USAFSS)
  1965-1966, USAF Cryptologic Depot (AFCD)
  1966-1966, Air Force Security Service - Silent Warriors
  1966-1966, 7th Air Force
  1966-1970, 6931st Electronic Security Squadron
  1970-1970, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1970-1974, Armed Forces Radio and Television/Armed Forces Network (AFRTS/AFN)
  1974-1976, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1975-1977, 1905th Communications Squadron
  1976-1976, United States Air Force Special Operations School
  1976-1977, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1976-1977, Army Mission Military Assistance Advisory Group Iran ( ARMISH-MAAG) , US Army (USA)
  1977-1979, 60th Supply Squadron
  1978-1979, TUSLOG Det 16, TUSLOG HQ
  1979-1979, Mountain Home Air Force Base
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1966-1966 Vietnam Air Campaign (1966)/Operation Drill Press
 Colleges Attended 
Solano Community CollegeSanta Rosa Junior College
  1979-1981, Solano Community College1
  1988-2005, Others/Not Listed
  1990-1990, Napa Junior College
  1997-1997, Santa Rosa Junior College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
U-2 Dragon Lady  F-106 Delta Dart  EC-47 Electric Goose/Goon  C-130 Hercules  
F-111 Aardvark  F-14 Tomcat (Iran)  C-12 Huron  AIM-7 Sparrow Missile  
AIM-9 Sidewinder  C-141 Starlifter  C-5 Galaxy  KC-135 Stratotanker  
KC-10 Extender  
  1960-1960, U-2 Dragon Lady
  1960-1963, F-106 Delta Dart
  1966-1966, EC-47 Electric Goose/Goon1
  1974-1976, C-130 Hercules
  1974-1976, F-111 Aardvark
  1976-1977, F-14 Tomcat (Iran)
  1976-1977, C-12 Huron
  1976-1977, AIM-7 Sparrow Missile
  1976-1977, AIM-9 Sidewinder
  1977-1979, C-141 Starlifter
  1977-1979, C-5 Galaxy
  1977-1979, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1986-1988, KC-10 Extender
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