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 MSgt. Jason "Cack" Curtiss

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Name MSgt. Jason Curtiss
Country
Unit 301st Fighter Wing
Crewing F-16s
Contact Cack Send me a private message
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I have been to a lot of places and been around the world a few times but Mtn Home always felt like home. It seemed that if we were on base for more than 8 months something was wrong and maintainers got anxious. But when it came down to getting out of town we all pulled together and made things happen. As Lt Col Lawhead always said we perfected the technique of "Turning the enemy into Hair, Teeth, and Eyeballs". Hopefully that tradition will carry on with the Eagles.

Current or Favourite assignment

It is a toss up between Mtn Home and Eielson

Deployments

Dhahran- Mar 96-July 96 EF-111A
Lajes Field Jan 97 EF-111A
Bahrain- Mar 98-June 98 F-16's
PSAB- June 02-Sept 02 F-16's
Philippines Aug 05- Sept 05 OV-10's
Kirkuk Iraq Jan 06- April 06 TA

Some I do not like to talk about and others I can not talk about. But I want to thank God, my wife, kids, Lt Col Bob St.Marie (F-111 pilot extrodinare and cousin), Col William "BA" Andrews, MSgt Dwight Andresen (Ret), Major Bob "Pardo" Kelly, MSgt Mark Rupprecht (Ret.), SSgt Brian McCoy, SSgt John "John John" Hatfield, Capt Nate "Shaggy" Aysta, and Capt Rob "Uno" Troy for keeping the spirits up and getting me through the hard times. And I can not forget about SSgt Chad Marks for giving me crap and putting up with mine. Thanks Brother.

My Jets & Assignments

F-111 Aardvark
Unit 522nd FS
Period 1994 - 1996
F-111F 70-2383 was my first jet and she was truly the best jet in the Air Force inventory.
F-111 Aardvark
Unit 429th ECS
Period 1996 - 1997
66-0041 was my first EF-111A. She was a fabulous jet for dropping electrons. Alot better than 66-0057 which I crew'd in Dhahran when we got blown up. you can now see 66-0057 at Wright Patt.
91393 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" [Unit History]
Period 1997 - 1999
Current: 91393  USAF 157 FS F-16C Block 52 [act]
This was by far the best F-16 in the inventory. June through Dec 1998 Pardo (My pilot) and myself had the best FMC rate in ACC which was 98.7% for six consecutive months. Him being an 'ole F-4 crew chief he knows that you need to rub those "Sweet spots" every once in awhile.
87366 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 1999 - 2000
Current: 87366  USAF 18 AS F-16D Block 30 [act]
86353 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 1999 - 2000
Current: 86353  USAF 134 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
92890 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2004
Current: 92890  USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 52 [act]
91386 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2004
Current: 91386  USAF 16 WS F-16C Block 52 [w/o]
I was the last Operations Group crew chief to crew this jet. May she rest in peace. I turned the jet over to Souza when Chief Bauer wanted to make it the Squadron jet instead of the OG. In which Craig got the better deal because I then took over 91-0392 as the Ops Group jet. So it was his flash light not mine.
91392 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2004
Current: 91392  USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 52 [act]
88543 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 18th Aggressor Squadron "Blue Foxes" [Unit History]
Period 2004 - 2006
Current: 88543  USAF 80 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
The Tacos should have kept this jet. Good luck with her at the Kun.
Unit 353 CTS Red Flag-Alaska
Period 2006 - 2012
Maintenance liaison for Red Flag- Alaska
Other aircraft/assignments OV-10 Bronco's, But that is G-14 Classified. Finally kicked out of Alaska And Starting up TFI at Carswell with the 301st. So far has been a good experience.

Visitor Comments

429th ECS
Jason Norton, Mar 06, 2013 - 04:04 PM

Hi. Dont know if you were there the same time I was. I was an engine troop with the 429th from 92 to Aug of 96. Figured i'd write and see if ya knew me.

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