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 TSgt. DJ "Odie" Odell

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Name TSgt. DJ Odell
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Unit 79th Fighter Squadron "Tigers"
Crewing F-16s from 2000 until 2011
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Started out at the 79FS at Shaw in 2000 before it went to the AMU(Best assignment/group/people ever). Crewed 92-3923, then accepted (from factory) and became the first DCC on 00-0226. Left Shaw in 2004 spent a year in the Kun at phase. Got out of Korea on the old equals list...and poof Holloman (F-117) is what i got stuck with. However, from 2005-2008 we had a blast there, had a great crew. Crewed 81-0794 for 2 of 3 yrs, did some Demo stuff and then left for AK. Eielson in the frozen north wasn't as bad as I made it out to be from 2008-2011. Crewed 86-0286 for 1 yr and then on to QA. Left QA in 2011 and i've been here at Moody on the flying dumpster known as the A-10 since. Did the dock chief thing for a month then moved to the office as the NCOIC. Guess it could be worse...but i damn sure do miss 16's....

Current or Favourite assignment

79FS/AMU from 200-2004 was the best. When the AF had money and took "really" good care of people. Great TDY's, deployments, i mean you surely didnt mind going to work during those days!!

Deployments

Alot...

My Jets & Assignments

92923 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 79th Fighter Squadron "Tigers" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2004
Current: 92923  USAF 55 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
They called her "92code3" but she was my first and i loved her...shit i still do. Heard she got all painted up after i left and swapped out to Demo...don't know what's come of her since....
00226 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 79th Fighter Squadron "Tigers" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2004
Current: 00226  USAF 79 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
Never made it to DCC on 923, before i accepted 226 straight from the factory and became the first DCC. Didn't crew it long and i was off to Korea!!
F-117 Nighthawk
Unit 9th FS / 49th FW / Holloman AFB
Period 2005 - 2008
Crewed 794...Fu** Holloman, but we had a good time there....
86286 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 354th Fighter Wing [Unit History]
Period 2008 - 2011
Current: 86286  USAF 18 AGRS F-16C Block 30 [act]
Only crewed this bad boy in desert camo for a yr. Then made the move to QA...
A-10 Thunderbolt II
Unit 23 EMS / 23 WG / Moody AFB
Period 2011 -
Yeah A-10's, it's like watching the special kid get on the bus for school. Absolutely defies all that you've ever learned in proper acft maintenance. You can pretty much do anything and if not, there's a 107 for it...Ridiculous...Damn do i miss 16's....

Visitor Comments

79 AMU
Anonymous, Sep 26, 2012 - 01:28 AM

Yo dude...saw your profile and thought i would drop you a line. Freetings from the Ed MSgt(ret) Ed pearthree. Been retired for 6you years! Give me a yell

Pear3
odie6666, Feb 04, 2013 - 03:54 PM

Ed,

How the f'ck are ya buddy? Shoot me an email bro, djodell50@yahoo.com

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