Kerry L. French

Profile Updated: April 5, 2010
Where do you live: Pasadena, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Karon
Children: Josh - 18 years - Will be attending Norther Arizona University in the Fall. His goal is a Business/Management More…major with a minor in Mechanical Engineering. Also most proud he is joining the Air Force ROTC program.
Laura - 14 years - Starting Maranatha High School (Pasadena) in the Fall.
Current Occupation if still working: Power Systems Analyst
Military Service: Air Force  
What years were you assigned to the 610 MASS at Yokota?

June 1970

Where did you work with-in the 610 MASS?

Flight Line

Do you have any favorite stories or notable events to tell us about while you were at Yokota?

Off the top of my head three things.
1. Rainy nights standing next to the power unit close to the engine fan to keep warm. I put a set of earphones in my headset and had a small radio in my pocket to keep entertained.
2. Running the fuel panel on my first 141 refueling and constantly thinking I was gonna unbalance the plane and tip it on a wing.
3. Buddies trying to teach me to ride a dirt bike in the parking lot of our barracks. I promptly hit the side of the barracks but I've been riding motorcycles ever since.


Since 2007? Dealing with two teenagers.
Before that.
72 to 74 - Travis AFB
74 to 77 - Los Angeles Trade Tech getting my AA in motorcycle engineering
77 to 85 - Working at various motorcyle shops around the LA area. Kawasaki, Yamaha, Motoguzzi, BMW, Triumph, BSA, Suzuki, and lastly Honda. Never a Harley dealer. During this time took one 2 month motorcycle trip around the US. Also 3 trips (called the Three Flags Classic) from Mexico to Canada or the reverse. Many other shorter trips with old friends from motorcycle school.
79 to 84 - Attending night school at Pasadena City College and Cal Poly Pomona getting my Mechanical Engineering degree.
Feb 1985 - Started working for the City of Glendale
June 1985 - Married to Karon
1987 - Bought our house in Pasadena
1992 - Adopted Josh at 2 months old
1996 - Adopted Laura at 2 weeks old
2010 - 25 years with the City and starting to look forward to retirement.

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