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 SMSgt. Randal "Brooksy" Brooks

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Name SMSgt. Randal Brooks
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Unit 309th Fighter Squadron "Wild Ducks"
Crewing F-16s from 1995 until 1999
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Primarily i crewed 84-1272 although I spent a bit of time on 84-1246 and 83-1129. The only reason I worked these two for a short period is because I delayed my PCS to Misawa AB, Japan.

Current or Favourite assignment

Was my first assignment and one of my favorites.

Deployments

None but plenty of TDYs. Canada, Florida x 3.

My Jets & Assignments

84272 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 309th Fighter Squadron "Wild Ducks" [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 1999
Current:   F-16C Block 25 [i/a]
90805 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" [Unit History]
Period 1999 - 2000
Current: 90805  USAF 14 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
Crewed this aircraft upon assignment. Never for get when weapons ran into the radome after coming out of CANN status. Was scheduled to fly next day!
90820 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2000
Current: 90820  USAF 14 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
Assignment was cut short due to EFMP. was added to the PACAF demo team and then deployed to PSAB immediately afterwards. Then returned back to Misawa to work EFMP assignment. Never traveled with the team.
91404 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 16th Weapons Squadron "Tomahawks" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2002
Current: 91404  USAF 16 WS F-16C Block 52 [act]
PCS'ed to Nellis upon EFMP. Was a great assignment. Was assigned to work RED Flag in about August 2002 only to get picked up for a Korea assignment. Was in Red Flag for about 4 days!
86351 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 2002 - 2003
Current: 86351  USAF 18 AGRS F-16C Block 30 [act]
Great assignment and although some bad things happened in life overall some great changes happened.
Unit 57 EMS, Nellis AFB, NV
Period 2003 - 2006
Upon returning from Korea I was placed in phase. Worked for only Falcon originally. The. We combined docks and phased both Falcon and Viper aircraft. Sometime in 2004 Falcon was renamed as Tomahawk.
Unit 57 MXG, Nellis AFB, NV
Period 2006 - 2008
Was asked to work QA and my assigned place of expertise was Tomahawk and Viper. Was one of the worse jobs I had although I enjoyed the people.
Unit 316 TRS, Goodfellow AFB, TX
Period 2008 - 2013
Volunteered and was accepted to work as an Military Training Leader (MTL), also known as a blue rope. For all you old heads out there you remember this as a MTM or STA. very rewarding job and was a nice break from the maintenance community!
Unit 355 EMS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
Period 2013 - 2015
Assigned again to phase but this time within an A-10 base, and was placed into support with no MDS experience. However, was moved to EMS Production Superintendent in 2014, which was a blast and enjoyed learning all the inner-workings of the back-shops. Much respect to MXS type Supers, love-hate relationship!
Unit 8th Fighter Wing "Wolf Pack" [History]
Period 2015 - 2016
Although my previous Kunsan interaction was in the 80th, with Block 30s... I am proud to say that I was a Pro Super in the 35th AMU. Loved managing a fleet of aircraft that I consider my core aircraft. We did huge things 2015-2016, and enjoyed this assignment and the people.

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