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 SSgt. Jon "Juice Box" Sindell

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Name SSgt. Jon Sindell
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Unit 1st Wing "Falcon"
Crewing F-16s from 2003 until 2007
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First lady was 83-0175 at the 62nd AMU at Luke AFB AZ

Second was 89-2077 at the 18thFS Eielson AFB AK before they became the 18th Agressors. My Jet became a Wolf Pack Jet.

Was at Kirkuk Iraq in 2006-2007 as Force Protection.

PCS'd to Creech AFB Where I was the DCC on MQ-1 121

Deployments

Kirkuk, Iraq 2006-2007

Jalalabad, Afghanistan 2009 x2, 2010

My Jets & Assignments

83175 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" [Unit History]
Period 2003 - 2004
Current: 83175  USAF 195 FS F-16D Block 25 [act]
in 2004, someone at the phase dock didn't do a proper throttle rig and we just about set the whole ass end on fire when we started her up. Throttle cable was somehow set to 80% when throttle arm was set at idle. On acceptance run, when we went over the horn, a 15 foot flame flew out the exhaust like a torch. Emergency shut down and fire crews showed up. We asked them how they knew about it cause we hadn't called it in yet. They said, "The tower called us in... they said they saw a GLOW over at the 62nd." HA! Took a few minutes to put the flames out on the turkey feathers and part of the speed breaks... then snuffed the flames inside the motor with exhaust and intake plugs. Worst Jet I've ever worked on. It had more down days then flight days. This jet HATES to fly! She'll make you think you're G2G then she'll shell out a pump or pop a tire when she gets to pre-flight EOR. Worst Jet Ever!
89077 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 18th Aggressor Squadron "Blue Foxes" [Unit History]
Period 2004 - 2007
Current: 89077  USAF 80 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
Became the DCC of this bird while I was here. She was the best bird I've ever worked on. Very clean. Pride of Fleet. Great running jet. Never had any issues with it.

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