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 SSgt. Damon Dunsmore

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Name SSgt. Damon Dunsmore
Unit 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Squids"
Crewing F-16s from 1989 until 1998
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16s beginning to end
1989-1991 - 613th AMU, Torrejon AB, Spain. TDYs: Incirlick, Turkey; Doha, Qatar (Desert Storm)
1991-1994 - 389th FS, Mtn. Home AFB, ID. TDYs: Nellis
1994-1995 - Osan AB, Korea. TDYs: I wish.
1995-1998 - 4th FS Hill AFB, UT. TDYs: Al Jabber; Kuwait; Nellis X 6 (5 Red/Green Flags, Crash recovery Duty); William Tell 96 at Tyndall; Santiago Chile with Lockeed for airshow/Lockheed Demo

Current or Favourite assignment

Spain was the coolest place in the world, except for maybe Chile. Great beer, women, and parties.

My Jets & Assignments

86363 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Squids" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1991
Current: 86363   F-16C Block 30 [act]
Got started as a cocky AB in the 613th. Was the frist new guy they'd had in over a year, so everybody got their turn with me. Got really good at the washrack (still remember the Joes drinking beers during their breaks while "helping" wash the jets). Did a trip to Incirlik for NATO TAC Eval. Volunteered to backfill during Desert Storm with the 614th (The Forgotten 1000), who were an incredibly cool and well bonded group.
84230 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" [Unit History]
Period 1991 - 1994
Current: AAFG0604  USAF AMARC F-16C Block 25 [sto]
Helped start the 389th FS, bickering with the F-111 guys over all sorts of turf. We finally ran them out, and formed the first Composite Wing, comprised of 16s, 15C/E, B52s, and who knows what else. Stayed until I got my orders to Korea.
Unit 36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" [History]
Period 1994 - 1995
I swear to god my liver is still recovering. Nothing exciting, except that Kim Il Sung died while I was there.
88426 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 4th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fuujins" [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 1998
Current: 88426  USAF 4 FS F-16C Block 40 [w/o]
Ahh, Hill. As a single SrA/SSgt, I volunteered for every TDY I could get my hands on - no matter what the squadron. 3 Red Flags, 2 Green Flags, 1 Crash Recovery Duty in Nellis. Went to Al Jabber, somewhere else, and Kuwait. Somehow got picked to do William Tell 96 (Team ACC), immediately followed by the coolest TDY ever - Santiago, Chile, where Lockheed spared NO expense (and there were many) in trying to sell the Chileans the F-16. Crewed 88-0512, 88-0426 (crashed, pilot error), 88-0537.
88537 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 4th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fuujins" [Unit History]
Period -
Current: 88537  USAF 175 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]

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