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 TSgt. Ernest "Ollie" Olivares

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Name TSgt. Ernest Olivares
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Unit 457th Fighter Squadron "Spads"
Crewing F-16s
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56 EMS 61st Phase Luke AFB AZ.
8th MXS 80th Phase Kunsan AB South Korea.
46th AMXS 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron 90-0841, Eglin AFB FL.
46th AMXS 40th Flight Test Squadron 88-0441, Eglin AFB FL.
46th AMXS 40th Flight Test Squadron 91-0396, Eglin AFB FL.
362d Training Squadron, F-16 Technical Training, Sheppard AFB TX.
53d WRS USAFR "Hurricane Hunters", C-130J 98-5308 Keesler AFB MS.
33rd Fighter Wing, Lockheed Martin F-35A 08-0751, F35B VM06, Eglin AFB FL.
301st Fighter Wing USAFR, NAS Ft. Worth JRB.

Current or Favourite assignment

Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base

My Jets & Assignments

F-16 Phase
Unit 56th EMS
Period 2004 - 2005
As luck would have it I was assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron Phase Dock as a brand new airman fresh out of tech school. I leared alot about inspections and heavy maintenance from some of the best Crew Chiefs I've ever met.
86310 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 2005 - 2006
Current: 86310  USAF 18 AGRS F-16C Block 30 [act]
I volunteered for Korea pretty early. I had phase experience so I was pulled to the 8th MXS as soon as I landed. The times I did crew the line at the 80th I was assigned to 310, she was a code 1 flyin' machine.
90841 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 85th Test & Evaluation Squadron "Skulls" [Unit History]
Period 2006 -
Current: 90841  USAF 85 TES F-16D Block 50 [act]
I started out as the second wipe on 841 then worked my way up the ladder to become the DCC. I kept it looking good since it was 1 of two non have-glass jets on OT side. It was a code 1 jet as long as avionics didn't hang a fuckin pod off of it.
91396 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 40th Flight Test Squadron [Unit History]
Period 2008 - 2010
Current: 91396  USAF 40 FLTS F-16C Block 50 [act]
We aquired a few jets from Cannon when it closed down. I had the privilige of becoming the DCC on 396 the only single seat block 50 on ET side. My assistants and I busted our asses working out all of the maintenance issues she had to finally get her up to code 1 status. She flies like a champ now. Recently the flew the first F-35 chase mission over Eglin.
86281 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit USAF AETC - 362d Training Squadron
Period 2010 - 2011
Current: 86281  USAF 82 TRW F-16C Block 32 [i/a]
Spent a year at Sheppard AFB molding a new generation of F-16 Crew Chiefs. Almost every one of my active duty students had orders to Korea fresh out of tech. Taught more Guard and Reserve than anything because of the shrinking number of active duty F-16 units. We converted from our old A-Models to the old block 32 T-birds. My students and I took care of 281, funny because a 281 was the designation for the inspection our Instructor Supervisors did on us periodically to make sure we were teaching IAW USAF standards. I really enjoyed teaching, but I missed crewin' the line so I palace chased to the Reserves and got picked up by Lockheed Martin workin' the first F-35 production models back at Eglin.
C-130 Hercules
Unit USAFR AMC - 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
Period 2011 - 2014
Weekend Warrior status workin' WC-130J's at Keesler AFB Huntin' Hurricanes 1 weekend a month, two weeks a year. Currently assigned to 98-5308.
F-35 Lightning II
Unit Lockheed Martin - 33rd Fighter Wing
Period 2011 - 2014
Working the first production F-35's for all 3 military branches and our Interntaional partners. Workin B-models with VMFAT 501 USMC, C-models with VMF 101 US NAVY, and A-models with the 58th FS USAF. Currently assigned to VM06 Marine Corps STOVL.
85479 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 457th Fighter Squadron "Spads" [Unit History]
Period 2014 -
Current: 85479  USAF 457 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
Weekend Warrior status workin' the mighty F-16 again at NAS Ft. Worth JRB.

Visitor Comments

841
Kim French, Jun 11, 2009 - 06:35 PM

You're damn right Ollie...841 was ALWAYS looking good!

Going to Eglin
Bouchard, Nov 02, 2011 - 09:54 PM

Ollie just go assingment to thew 46th AMXS. RNLT 19 Dec 12 give me a shout. Would like to get on the 35 side.

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