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 SrA. Sie Williams

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Name SrA. Sie Williams
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Unit 17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters"
Crewing F-16s from 1991 until 1997
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Nothing special here. Did my time in '91-'97. Spent a year in Korea, overnighted Japan (damn really wanted to stay THERE!), two weeks in Alaska at Eielson for Cope Thunder. ALways worked the Viper so I don't know anything else. Would loved to have done TA so that I would have got a lil time in on other aircraft.

Current or Favourite assignment

The 17 FS/AMU 'Hooters' was my first assignment, my cherry popper. This was when they were the 363rd FW at Shaw AFB. I really loved Shaw it was a very nice looking base, the 17 FS just has a special place in my heart for being my first. We later stood down and became the 77 FS 'Gamblers'. The 77 FS has quite a storied history in Europe itself and I was proud to serve as a Gambler also.

My Jets & Assignments

90748 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters" [Unit History]
Period 1991 - 1993
Current: 90748  USAF 125 FS F-16C Block 42 [act]
First Aircraft which will always hold a special warm fuzzy spot in my heart.
90841 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 77th Fighter Squadron "Gamblers" [Unit History]
Period 1993 - 1994
Current: 90841  USAF 85 TES F-16D Block 50 [act]
OMG a 'BUS'!! Thats all I could think when I got my new Block 50 'D' Model aircraft. Anywho we did an Exercise at Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso TX. We were giving out incentive rides to 'people'......note that I didn't say 'OUR' people. The only catch was we had no 'spare' aircraft... if you took a ride, it was acombat mission during exercises against all other forms of aircraft, F-14, F-15, F-117, F-18, etc. A rough and tough PJ got blessed in my Bus. When marshalling my viper back into postion I hooked up the comm cord and asked the pilot how she flew, the response I got back was..."Just take care of the back seater chief I got my own gear..." Oooook. So I pullled a scissor stand up and climbed up to assist the PJ with his gear. His head was leaning agianst the rail. He didn't move. After ten full minutes he moved enough to raise his head. Another five minutes he moved enough to hand me the four bags of lunch he lost......in vain. I stepped back threw my hands up and said "Put em in your bag buddy". Another five minutes or so and he started to climb out. As he grabbed the rail and put his feet on the stand his legs gave and down he went to a kneel. Finally we got him down and he hobbled into the building with the patiently awaiting pilot. Seems full combat flying is not for him. *wink*
88538 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" [Unit History]
Period 1994 - 1995
Current: 88538  USAF 36 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
Jet was uneventful, typical jet. The tour was okay and could have been better. I didn't make the most out of it and regret that.
90746 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 16th Weapons Squadron "Tomahawks" [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 1997
Current: 90746  USAF 24 TASS F-16C Block 42 [act]
Its Las Vegas Baby! Well this one was fun but the TDY's we had to do to Tyndall were even moreso. I can remember not sleeping for three days straight while TDY and some pretty interesting and sometimes humiliating stories. Damn miss those days.

Visitor Comments

How about them "Hooters"!!
David "OVERG" Overstreet, Jan 06, 2007 - 08:26 PM

I was in the 17th FS, A flight from 1992-1993 also and remember your name. Who was your DCC at the time? Mine was SSgt Vernon Suzuki and I was the ADCC on 90-788 and later 90-0752. I am currently assigned to the 138FW Tulsa ANG, OK. We just gained ownership of 90-0748 from the 132nd FW

in Des Moines, IA. 90-0748 currently has a female DCC. Well good luck, and you are so correct about the 17th FS, it has a real special place in my heart also. Oh yea, do you have any idea where SSgt Brian Chambers from B flight ended up? Just thought I would ask.

Keep it real,

Overg

shadowruse, Mar 19, 2007 - 03:14 AM

holy Shiite! Hey dude I remember you too. I was on 748 with SSgt. King.... damned if I remember his first name now lol. Yes! I remember all the names ya mention I luvd Suzuki, he was one cool joe. Dunno where everyone went, including Chambers who I also Remember. Damn dude I would give my left nut to get in the gaurd now, not much time left so if ya find a tech spot open gimme a holler.

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