McCown, Harry, SSgt

Aircraft Maintenance
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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43151E-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 36254, Air Force Communications Service (AFCS)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43131F-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
43151E-Aircraft Mechanic
36254-Telephone Equipment Installer-Repairman
Service Years
1966 - 1972
Staff Sergeant

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

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

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am a volunteer for the Buddy to Buddy program in Michigan. This program was developed by the Michigan Army National Guard, veterans, veteran advocates and healthcare professionals from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.
This is an outreach program to help veterans, active duty, Army Guard and Air Guard. We help those who need to connect to resources that they may need to help them in a difficult time. 
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Maintenance (Basic)
Communications Electronics (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3711/474
 Unit Assignments
School Assignments - Staff3711th Basic Military Training Squadron40th Air Division379th Field Maintenance Squadron
Strategic Air Command (SAC)3rd Air Division4258th Strategic WingField Maintenance Units
379th Bombardment Wing, HeavySecond Air Force (2nd Air Force)927th Communications FlightAir Force Reserve Command
Air Force Communications Service (AFCS)
  1966-1966, 43131F, School Assignments - Staff
  1966-1966, 3711th Basic Military Training Squadron
  1966-1967, 43151E, 40th Air Division
  1966-1967, 43151E, 379th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1966-1970, 43151E, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1967-1968, 3rd Air Division
  1967-1968, 43151E, 4258th Strategic Wing
  1967-1968, 43151E, 4258th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1968-1970, 43151E, 379th Field Maintenance Squadron
  1968-1970, 43151E, 379th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1968-1970, 43151E, Second Air Force (2nd Air Force)
  1968-1970, 43151E, 40th Air Division
  1970-1971, Broken Service
  1971-1972, 36254, 927th Communications Flight
  1971-1972, 36254, Air Force Reserve Command
  1971-1972, 36254, Air Force Communications Service (AFCS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War5
  1967-1968 U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield
 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 were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
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?
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 
Oakland Community College Royal Oak
  1964-1965, Electroniics Institute of Technology1
  1965-1966, Highland Park Community College
  1970-2003, Others/Not Listed
  1989-1993, Oakland Community College Royal Oak
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  KC-135 Stratotanker  
  1966-1966, C-130 Hercules
  1966-1970, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1966-1970, KC-135 Stratotanker
 Military Association Memberships
B-52 Stratofortress AssociationUTAPAO Alumni AssociationAmerican Fighter Aces Association-National Rifle Association (NRA)
Operation Injured Soldiers
  1996, B-52 Stratofortress Association [Verified]
  2000, UTAPAO Alumni Association [Verified]
  2009, American Fighter Aces Association
  2009, Veterans Memorial Park of Northeast Michigan
  2011, -National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2017, Operation Injured Soldiers - Assoc. Page
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