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 MSgt. Corey "Rambo" Wade

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Name MSgt. Corey Wade
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Unit 132nd Fighter Wing
Crewing F-16s
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Currently working as an Air Technician (ie crew chief) with IANG. Never thought I would still be crewing jets after 23+ years in the AF.

Deployments

Nellis AFB (3 times)
PI (2)
Singapore (2)
Savanah, GA (3)
Tyndall, FL (3)
Eglin, FL (1)
Macdill, FL (1)
Biloxi, MS (1)
Volk Fld, WI (5)
Cold Lake, Canada (1)
Hill AFB, UT (2)
Edwards, CA (1)
Turkey (3)
Kuwait (2)
Iraq (2)

My Jets & Assignments

78089 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1990
Current: 78089   F-16B Block 1 [pre]
At the time we had the oldest jets in the fleet. My first jet, 0089 (block 10, B model), the right LEF underwing caught on fire during a maintenance run on dayshift. The crew chief running it turned on SMS (wasn't suppose to), and the weapons sys wiring harness caught fire. It was put out by an Avionics specialist. The entire wiring harness in the LEF was charred. Worked with a great bunch of people at the 311th.
87326 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" [Unit History]
Period 1990 - 1993
Current: 87326  USAF 100 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
During a night fly mission, a 13th FS (I believe) block 30 took off and crashed on base by the 'elephant cage' near the edge of the base lake on Misawa. It was a huge fireball, full of gas and had tanks. The pilot got out all right. The fuel s/o closed inadvertantly. We started safety wiring those open not long after that.
87225 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 132nd Fighter Wing [Unit History]
Period 1993 -
Current: 87225  USAF 119 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
Currently 87-0225 (block 30) is my aircraft, it came from Hill and is my 3rd aircraft since I have been here. I also crewed 88-0545 (block 42) and 89-2025 (block 42) since I have been in the Air Guard.

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