Sgt Kerry Harkins

Sgt Kerry Harkins

Dates of Service: May 1961 - May 1965
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I am retired at this point in my life, but I keep active as Commander, DAV Chapter #90, Norwood, Massachusetts & as a credentialed research assistant with the VAs Million Veteran Program-Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA. I work one-day per week for my son's IT Company as an IT Tech. I was asked and accepted as a Victory for Veterans & WFL Board Advisor & participate in that role

Military Experiences

May 1965 - May 1967
USAF Reserves
2-year Inactive Reserve Commitment
Mar 1963 - May 1965
Airborne Navigation Systems Repairman
Maintained and repaired All airborne navigation equipment on RC-121 Radar aircraft as part of the Air Defense Command. This included Search Radar, Doppler Radar, Inertial Reference Systems, Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), and more.
Aug 1961 - Jan 1963
Navigation Systems Trainee
Fundamentals of Electronics, Search Radar (AN/APS-42 & AN/APS-59), Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), Tactical Air Navigation Systems, LORAN, Radio Compass & Identify, Friend or Foe (IFF), Doppler Radar and more.


(2 years, 3 months)
Mar 1963 - May 1965
Otis AFB, Bourne, MA
I was assigned to the 551st Electronic Maintenance Squadron & Maintained Inertial Reference & Radar Navigation Systems, Search Radar, Instrument Landing Systems & more on RC-121D Early Warning Radar Aircraft assigned to the Air Defense Command along the Eastern Seaboard from the northern reaches of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jul 1961 - Mar 1963

Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MI


Oct 1961

Student Leader

Foreign Language Skills


Spanish (1+/2)

Security Clearance

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