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 TSgt. Patrick McManaman

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Name TSgt. Patrick McManaman
Unit 1st Wing "Falcon"
Crewing F-16s
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Started out on F-16's in 1999. Worked Block 42/40's at Luke, Osan and Aviano until 2006. Spent about 2 years on the F-117 and spent the last 4 years on A-10's. Heading back to the F-16 at NAS Ft. Worth JRB. As far as my background, I've worked Flightline, Phase, W&T, and T/A during my first Viper years, worked Flightline on the 117, did some Flightline and Expediting on the A-10.


I participated in OIF AEF 7 2005-2006 from Aviano.

My Jets & Assignments

89103 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 308th Fighter Squadron "Emerald Knights" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2001
Current: 89103  USAF 311 FS F-16C Block 42 [act]
It was a decent jet from what I can remember, she was clean. Had the most insane Bingo fuel problem, I PCA'd to Phase before it got fixed, I think the specs wanted throw it off a cliff.
Unit 308th Fighter Squadron "Emerald Knights" [History]
Period 2001 - 2002
Great job, great crewchiefs!!!
90743 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" [Unit History]
Period 2002 - 2003
Current: 90743  USAF 36 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
This was a great jet, I enjoyed crewing this baby. I even managed to win Top Steed with her, she also was a great flyer.
Unit 555th Fighter Squadron "Triple Nickel" [History]
Period 2003 - 2006
This was a good 3 years, got to run a section for a while learned some other aspects of the job. Got moved down to Phase jobbed like crazy for the last 2 years mostly Nickel jets, worked with some good dudes, enjoyed Italy and Europe.
F-117 Nighthawk
Unit 8th FS Blacksheep
Period 2006 - 2008
Well the AF ride has taken me here to wonderful Holloman AFB, NM. I am now DCCing the F-117. This is a decent airframe although I miss the F-16 and hope to one day soon get back to the Viper, I am enjoying learning this Airframe. But Vipers still rule.
A-10 Thunderbolt II
Unit 355 AMXS/354th AMU
Period 2008 - 2010
Well third Airframe is a charm I guess. Made TSgt here, Still work the Line, Love the Hawg and now I am in the best A-10 unit, the 354th AMU Bulldogs.
Unit 12th Air Force
Period 2010 - 2011
Got a sweet gig working in the 12th Air Force A4 Directorate. Pretty much crew a desk and work various Maintenance issues from a staff level. Different than anything I've done before, and the TDY's aren't to bad either.
A-10 Thunderbolt II
Unit 51 AMXS/25 AMU
Period 2011 - 2012
PIL-SUNG!!!!! Expeditied in the best damn AMU on the ROK, great folks and great AMU had a great year.
86216 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 301st Fighter Wing [Unit History]
Period 2012 -
Current: 86216  USAF 457 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
Just picked up this TFI Assignment to NAS Ft. Worth JRB, should be interesting to see how this intergration process works out, going back to the DCC world and back on the Viper.

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