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 TSgt. Gerald "Rig" Rigolosi (Ret.)

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Name TSgt. Gerald Rigolosi (Ret.)
Unit 46th Test Wing
Crewing F-16s from 1991 until 2014
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I am now retired and work the UAE Block 60's

3246 AGS
14 FS
13 FS
412th TS
80 FS
4th FS
388th EMS
35th FS
18th FS
353 CTS
35 FS
46/96 TW
AMMROC F-16E/F crew chief


Was deployed with the 13th FS to Daharan July 96 (2 weeks after Khobar) to Oct 96 (Squadron split, one half went to PSAB the other to Baharain).

Deployed to Al Jaber, Kuwait in July 02 until Sept 02 working TA. Got to airbag a Strike Eagle, when the axle jack gave out with the tire off, luckily the crew chief worked fast and managed to get some chocks under the axle.

My Jets & Assignments

84280 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 39th Flight Test Squadron [Unit History]
Period 1991 - 1992
Current: AAFG0736  USAF AMARC F-16C Block 25 [sto]
It did the operational AMRAAM test just before the missile was put into active duty. I was then assigned to 89070 until i PCS'd to Misawa.
87314 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" [Unit History]
Period 1992 - 1995
Current: 87314  USAF 121 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
picked up 87375, then was assigned to 90817 then 90805 until PCA'd to 13 FS
91477 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 13th Fighter Squadron "Panthers" [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 1998
Current: 91477  USAF 13 FS F-16D Block 50 [act]
Finished tour crewing 91411
78081 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 412th Test Wing [Unit History]
Period 1998 - 2000
Current: 78081   F-16B Block 1 [scr]
was re-assigned to 87392 for a year and then crewed a loaner aircraft form the Ohio ANG .
87286 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2001
Current: 87286  USAF 182 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
Unit 388th Fighter Wing [History]
Period 2001 - 2004
Worked 388 EMS Phase for this tour
89168 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [Unit History]
Period 2004 - 2005
Current: 89168  USAF 35 FS F-16D Block 40 [act]
89121 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 18th Aggressor Squadron "Blue Foxes" [Unit History]
Period 2005 - 2009
Current: 89121  USAF 80 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
I was here for 6 months until I was assigned to Red Flag, this was also the last jet I crewed for active duty due to me making TSgt.
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [History]
Period 2009 - 2010
Unit 46th Test Wing [History]
Period 2010 - 2013
End of the road, retired from Eglin!

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