Crew Chief Profiles

 CMSgt. Kevin "KDawg, KB" Brogan

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Name CMSgt. Kevin Brogan
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Unit 421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows"
Crewing F-16s from 1985 until 1995
Contact kevin.brogan Send me a private message
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I am a CrewDawg...always was and always will be. I am proud of the time I crewed. I never launched an unsafe aircraft, and every one came back. My scarred hands, bad hearing, trick back and disintegrated knees, I take in stride, because what I did made a difference. God bless each and ever crewchief out there…you have a great job…enjoy it.

Current or Favourite assignment

I have been a lot of things…a Top Dawg, a Dragon, a Flying Tiger, a Juvat. But the 421st FS Black Widows was the best all around group of guys and gals I have ever worked with. We just kicked ass and didn't care about the names.

Deployments

Heck, some deployments you could have a beer after your 12 hour shift...most that you couldn't.

My Jets & Assignments

78005 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 61st TFTS
Period 1985 - 1989
Current: 78005   F-16A Block 1 [pre]
This was the first jet I ever crewed.
78042 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 61st TFTS
Period 1985 - 1989
Current: 78042   F-16A Block 5 [pre]
This is the first jet that I got to put my name on...granted it was just the nose wheel well but I still have a picture of it.
85400 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 512th Fighter Squadron "Dragons" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1993
Current: AAFG0700  USAF AMARC F-16C Block 30 [sto]
Also crewed 85-479
87242 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 512th Fighter Squadron "Dragons" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1993
Current: 87242  USAF 176 FS F-16C Block 30 [w/o]
Became the Wing Crew Chief and was asked what jet I wanted (We got some newer aircraft in) and I picked her. Me and my ADCC (Mike Boschker) designed the Wing Tail Flash (Blue and Gold Lightning Bolt) and actually had to tape it out on the tail in the paint barn because the civilian paint shop guys couldn't get the dimensions right. My favorite jet by far.
88429 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 74th Fighter Squadron "Flying Tigers" [Unit History]
Period 1993 - 1995
Current: 88429  USAF 8 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
You ever have a jet just kick your ass right out of the gate...It took some time to show this one who was boss. The first time I went out to launch her the F1 fuel cell went tango uniform and pissed all over the ramp. When that got fixed, the next launch…my second attempt to get her in the air, the fuel line going to the A1 tank took a dump…hence she was affectionately forever know as “Puddles”. My last jet I ever crewed.
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [History]
Period 1995 - 1996
Expeditor - Juvat 2. Don't remember to much about this year...
Unit 421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" [History]
Period 1996 - 2001
Expeditor, Section Chief, Pro Super, Lead Pro Super.
Unit 39th MXG, Incirlik AB Turkey
Period 2001 - 2003
Aircraft Systems Flight Chief - In charge of the backshops...God's way of punishing me for all the crap I gave them during my flightline years… QA Superintendent
Unit HQ ACC LSET, Langley AFB Va
Period 2003 - 2006
Aircraft Generation Evaluator – QA, APG, Supervision, Phase
Unit HQ ACC A4QM - Maintenance Policy Branch, Langley AFB Va
Period 2006 - 2007
Maintenance Policy Branch - QA programs, ACC 21-101, T.O. 00-20-1...I know I know...
Other aircraft/assignments 1 Year tour to Al Dhafra, Mar 07-08. 380 EAMXS, 12 AMU...Global Hawk.

Currently stationed at McEntire Joint ANG Station, SC. Det 2 Superintendent for 130+ Active Associates. Working side by side with some outstanding ANG Airman. Glad to be back on the F-16 again, even if they are P&Ws. (I have been a GE man most of my career)

Visitor Comments

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Val, Feb 05, 2008 - 08:15 AM

Hey Crew Dog good to see Ya still hanging in there!

Hope family's fine..........last we spoke it wuz wif & daughter! Me, Im still doing the single life and travelling when poss! Take care over there and holla back!

Val Out

512th crew chief
Connie Cornell, Mar 03, 2008 - 07:30 AM

Hey Kevin! How on earth are you!? I see you marched right up the ranks as was expected. I retired in 2000 while stationed at Barksdale. Had a job waiting for me at Kirtland AFB, NM on UH-1Ns and UH-60's as one of the engine mechs. Go figure. Did that for 4 years, went into diesel mechanics for a couple years and now I'm back in the helo world up in Alaska working on MD500's in the middle of nowhere! Good money but being away from home in NM is hard. I thought those days were over when I retired! Not!

Anyway, shoot me and email and let me know what's been going on and if you know where the rest of the gang from Ramstein ended up.

Talk at you later.

Connie

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