Berry, Robert, MSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
60570-Air Transportation Supervisor
Current/Last AFSC Group
Transportation and Logistics
Primary Unit
1974-1975, 60571A, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
60010-Transportation Helper
60531-Air Cargo Specialist
60551-Air Freight Specialist
60571A-Air Transportation Supervisor
60591-Air Transportation Superintendent
Service Years
1960 - 1987
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Cuban Missile Crisis
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
AF216American Veterans (AMVETS)Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
Post 40Chapter 42Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  1987, Air Force Association (AFA), AF216 (Paymaster) (Portland, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2003, American Veterans (AMVETS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, American Legion, Post 40 (Springfield, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 42 (Secretary) (Springfield, Oregon) - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Enjoying retired life in Oregon. I work in my garden. I have 20 fruit trees,blueberrys,raspberry,marionberrys and a large vegetable garden, all fenced in to keep deer out. Our home  is on the beautiful Mckenzie River.  I enjoy fishing,Trout,Steelhead Trout, and Salmon all on this river. Also, a few miles up river are lots of rapids for whitewater rafing, (class three) All the water comes from the three Sister peaks in the Cascades, seventy miles east  from here.If you like to ski only hour away. Bend OR, is only 110 mile east . I also like Oregon ( DUCK s) football and track, Eugene is Track town USA. Lots of stars came from OU.
We like to travel. You would think I would be tired of traveling after 26 years of AF life. and 17 years of being overseas. We own a RV so in the summer months we go out camping with Good Sam friends. Lots of nice places out here in the western US to camp.
.The VA takes care of all my medical needs. I'm 100% service connected disabled.(Uncle Surgar is great) What a wonderful country we have, we have so much be thankful for. No other country in the World takes care of it Vets like ours. God Bless USA
Other Comments:

coolI spent my entire career in Air Transportation. Lots  of fond memories and events over the years. Have many stories and pictures of some of these places.(check it out)
 I really loved serving in the Air Force. I sure do miss it at times. What a great life of 26 yrs active.Lot of people I served with, which I can hardley remember  anymore. Send me a message if you like to reminise the old times we shared together, I would love to hear from you...Aim Hi..Bob


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Logistics (Senior)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1960, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3723/1117
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3723rd Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)818th Transportation Squadron1501st Air Terminal Squadron1625th Military Airlift Support Squadron
US Air Force60th Aerial Port SquadronDetachment 5, 8th Aerial Port Squadron610th Military Airlift Support Squadron
Military Airlift Command (MAC)374th Aerial Port Squadron611th Military Airlift Support SquadronUSAF Hospital/Medical Center - Travis AFB
435th Aerial Port SquadronSchool AssignmentsDetachment 3, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing
  1960-1960, 60010, 3723rd Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1960-1961, 60531, 818th Transportation Squadron
  1961-1963, 60531, 1501st Air Terminal Squadron
  1963-1965, 60551, 1625th Military Airlift Support Squadron
  1965-1966, 60551, 1616th Military Airlift Support Squadron
  1966-1967, 60th Aerial Port Squadron
  1967-1968, Detachment 5, 8th Aerial Port Squadron
  1968-1970, 60551, 60th Aerial Port Squadron
  1970-1974, 60571A, 610th Military Airlift Support Squadron
  1974-1975, 60571A, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1975-1977, 374th Aerial Port Squadron
  1977-1978, 60571A, 611th Military Airlift Support Squadron
  1978-1978, USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Travis AFB
  1978-1980, 60571A, 435th Aerial Port Squadron
  1980-1980, NCO Academy - Kapaun AS, Germany
  1980-1983, 60591, OL-A, 60th Aerial Port Squadron
  1983-1986, 60571A, Detachment 3, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Eagle Thrust3
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)/Operation Badger Catch4
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)/Battle of Khe Sanh3
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)10
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)9
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) Campaign (1968)/Operation Delaware / Lam Son 2161
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Air Force.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter a situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Air Force?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Community College of the Air ForceEastern Washington University
  1969-1980, Community College of the Air Force
  1974-1975, Eastern Washington University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-47 Stratojet  C-54 Skymaster  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  C-124 Globemaster II  
C-46 Commando  C-121 Constellation  C-97 Stratofreighter  C-118 Liftmaster  
C-133 Cargomaster II  KC-135 Stratotanker  C-130 Hercules  C-141 Starlifter  
C-123 Provider  C-7 Caribou  F-100 Super Sabre  C-5 Galaxy  
C-5 Galaxy  C-9 Nightingale  F-4 Phantom  A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)  
C-23 Sherpa  C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  C-119 Flying Boxcar  
  1960-1961, B-47 Stratojet
  1960-2003, C-54 Skymaster
  1960-2003, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1961-1961, C-124 Globemaster II1
  1961-1962, C-46 Commando
  1961-1963, C-121 Constellation
  1961-1965, C-97 Stratofreighter
  1961-1966, C-118 Liftmaster
  1961-1970, C-133 Cargomaster II
  1965-1965, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1965-1986, C-130 Hercules5
  1966-1986, C-141 Starlifter
  1967-1968, C-123 Provider
  1967-1968, C-7 Caribou1
  1967-1968, F-100 Super Sabre
  1970-1986, C-5 Galaxy
  1973-1986, C-5 Galaxy
  1974-1978, C-9 Nightingale
  1976-1977, F-4 Phantom
  1983-1986, A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
  1984-1986, C-23 Sherpa
  2003-2003, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  2003-2003, C-119 Flying Boxcar
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