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 SrA. Garrick "Schleprock" Browning

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Name SrA. Garrick Browning
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Unit 77th Fighter Squadron "Gamblers"
Crewing F-16s from 1990 until 1997
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I was a member of the 1995 East Coast Viper Demo Team, 77th Fighter Squadron, Shaw AFB SC. Stationed there from June 1994 till I left active duty May 1997.

I was also a MOCC cooridantor 51st FW Osan AB ROK, from June 1993 till June 1994.

I started crewing F-16's at Eglin AFB Florida in 1990. I was stationed there from January 1990 till June 1993. My jet 81-761 was first jet to track and launch muliple AMRAMM missles while live fire testing at Holloman AFB, NM.

Current or Favourite assignment

77th Fighter Squadron was the Best! The guys crewing the jets, the supervision, and even the pilots were a great group to hang with. I leared so much from SSgt. Rich Davis and Tsgt Bill Sweeny. Tsgt Craig Weiser was a blast to be on the road with during the Airshow season. Capt Pat "Scrounger" Hanlon, Capt Tod "Popeye" Fingal, Capt Grant "Beavis Rutlin, Capt Tom "ZZip" McCloskey, and Capt Tim Hassel were the best viper drivers in the business!

Deployments

Operation Southern Watch February/April 1996
Combat Hammer Eglin AFB FL 1996
Maple Flag 1997 Cold Lake CAFB Alberta
Long Shot 1996 Nellis AFB NV

My Jets & Assignments

78101 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 39th Flight Test Squadron [Unit History]
Period 1990 - 1993
Current: 78101   F-16B Block 5 [pre]
Saw a lot of weapons and configurations that were not yet in Air Force inventory. I was the crew chief on A/C 81-761 while deployed to Holloman AFB, NM. It was the first F-16 to track, and launch the "new" AMMRAM at multiple targets.
Unit 51st FW Osan AB, ROK
Period 1993 - 1994
91476 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 77th Fighter Squadron "Gamblers" [Unit History]
Period -
Current: 91476  USAF 77 FS F-16D Block 50 [act]
Not to many peolple get an incentive ride in the back seat of the F-16. Not only did I get mine in the backset of my own jet, but I got 2! One while deployed to Saudi, thanks "Beavis". and one in SC! Thanks "Scrounger"!
91359 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 77th Fighter Squadron "Gamblers" [Unit History]
Period -
Current: 91359  USAF 79 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
There are so many stories...I don't know where to begin. The highlight of my career has to be being a member of the 1995 Viper East Coast Demo Team. I was selected 1996 20th Fighter Wing Maintenance Professional of the Year. I was the 77th FS "High Roller" 3 months in a row. 359 flew a three month span Code 1 no write-ups. She is a great lady. I hope they have taken care of her!
91369 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 77th Fighter Squadron "Gamblers" [Unit History]
Period -
Current: 91369  USAF 79 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
Crewed this jet while deployed for OSW Feb-Apr 96. Good jet. We left just two weeks before Khobar towers was bombed by terorists. 19 brave airmen were lost and 100's of others were injured. God bless them all.

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