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 TSgt. Bill "Boomer" Bloomquist (Ret.)

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Name TSgt. Bill Bloomquist (Ret.)
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Unit 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Black Falcons"
Crewing F-16s from 1997 until 2005
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Jioned the air Force in 1981 was first stationed at RAF Bentwaters England on A-10-A. From there iwent to RAF Lakenheath where i worked Phase and participated in the Lybian Bombing(Eldorado Canyon) From Lakenheath i participated in the first Gulf War in Tiaf AB Saudi Arabia. From there we participated in Provide comfort in Incirlic Turkey. I was then transfered to Cannon AFB New Mexico to the 429th ECS EF-111-A Where i was the Squadron Commanders Crew Chief. When the EF-111 Left Cannon i was transfered to the 524th and started my F-16 career. I was assigned to 89-008 and was the Wing Commanders Crew Chief For a Short while. I then was chosen to be part of an 18 USAF Crew to Assist in the formation of the 428th FS which was a Singapore Air Force Squardron. From Cannon i went to Eglin AFB 46th Test Wing and was Assigned to 83-0176. I crewed there for a while and then was assigned to Phase. After phase i was the NCOIC of the debreif section for the 46th Test Wing and then retired Aug of 2005

I am now the Assist Director for Administrative Operations VFW National Headquarters In Kansas City Missouri

Deployments

7 Deployments to Incwerlic Turkey with the F-111 and EF-111
2 Deployment to Daharn AB Saudi with the EF-111
Several Deployments to Germany when i was on the A-10
Aviano Italy Kosovo Campaign

My Jets & Assignments

Unit 81st Tactical Fighter Wing [History]
Period 1981 - 1986
F-111 Aardvark
Unit 48th fighter wing
Period 1986 - 1993
F-111 Aardvark
Unit 429th ECS
Period 1993 - 1997
89008 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 524th Fighter Squadron "Hounds" [Unit History]
Period 1997 - 1998
Current: 89008  USAF 510 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
Unit 428th Fighter Squadron "Buccaneers" [History]
Period 1998 - 1999
83176 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2005
Current: 1358  USAF AMARC F-16D Block 25 [sto]

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