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 MSgt. William "Z" Zimmermann

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Name MSgt. William Zimmermann
Unit 57th Fighter Wing
Crewing F-16s from 1996 until 2004
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Something new this way comes!



Incirlik, Turkey-01 (deployed during Sep 11)

Desert Fox
Deployed from Hill and took over Charleston, twice! That was as far as we got both times.

As for TDY locations...I can remember most...and there are many...some are still in a haze!

My Jets & Assignments

88421 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" [Unit History]
Period 1996 - 2000
Current: 88421  USAF 8 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
Squadron Flagship. Acft S/N same as unit number. DCC was Ed Michaud, one of the best guys I've ever known. When Ed went to FTD I was able to take over as DCC a SrA...I was pretty ate up! I enjoyed it though. Dan Roth and I were kept busy!
86308 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2001
Current: 86308  USAF 18 AGRS F-16C Block 30 [act]
SrA DCC on 86-0308, OG the time. Some other tail is wearing that title now. Yep, I was still ate up!
89024 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 555th Fighter Squadron "Triple Nickel" [Unit History]
Period 2001 - 2004
Current: 89024  USAF 555 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
SSgt DCC on "Two-four the war whore". Static display with Polish government tail flash during official ceremony in Warsaw, Poland. Prime Minister announcement of purchase agreement for the F-16. And yes, I was still pretty ate up! Just talked back a bit more. Travis Clark, Pete Spoelstra, Kevin Bryan and Damon Lee all were great to work with on keeping "the whore" a high dollar dame!
Unit 524th Fighter Squadron "Hounds" [History]
Period 2004 - 2006
Made TSgt and got put in the truck. APG Expediter 524th AMU 04-06. Worked for some some awesome guys...Larry Delinger, Charlie Johnson, Hockenberry, and Lee Carto (not too shabby for a Weapons guy!) Short time as NCOIC Debrief 524th AMU Feb-Sep 06 prior to PCSing.
Unit 8th Maintenance Group QA, Kunsan AB, ROK
Period 2006 - 2007
APG Quality Assurance Inspector
F-16 Phase
Unit 35th Maintenance Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
Period 2007 - 2009
First time in Phase. Very in depth learning experience. Pain in the culo being a crew chief in a backshop oriented unit. Uugh! They just don't understand sometimes.
Unit 35th Fighter Wing [History]
Period 2009 - 2010
Moved to Wing Inspections for last year at Misawa. Excellent experience!
Unit 57th Fighter Wing [History]
Period 2010 - 2011
Viper AMU, APG Section Chief. Wow! Talk about busy!
Unit 57th Fighter Wing [History]
Period 2011 - 2012
F-16 Pro-Super. Great to be back on the line! Great time and experience!
Unit 57th Fighter Wing [History]
Period 2012 -
Moved to F-35A! Finally something NEW!

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