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 MSgt. David "Dukey" Dukette

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Name MSgt. David Dukette
Unit 308th Fighter Squadron "Emerald Knights"
Crewing F-16s from 2001 until 2007
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I first started Crewing the Viper at Luke. I was in the 308 FS before the reorg. So I guess that makes me old because I can say I worked in a Fighter Squadron. I was there for 2 years and I learned a lot from some good guys. They busted my ass. I left Luke for Eielson. I was there for 4 years. It was weird going from Pratts to GE's. I was told to get the chip detector and was like were is that? It's not to fun crewing in -40. All the jets are like what the hell it's cold. I've crewed the MQ-1s and MQ-9s at Creech. From Creech I went to the Thunderbirds. I am currently at Shaw where I will mostly like retire from.


I went to Kirkuk in 2006-2007 to do TCN duty. When I got there I stopped over in TA to find out they needed a Viper guy. I caught a few jets over there and turned them. That was the only thing fun about that hole trip. Went back to Iraq in 2008. Crewed the Reaper. 2015 to Jordan

My Jets & Assignments

88172 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 308th Fighter Squadron "Emerald Knights" [Unit History]
Period 2001 - 2003
Current: 88172  USAF 311 FS F-16D Block 42 [act]
This was my first jet. It was cool to have my name on the canopy as a A1C
89077 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 18th Aggressor Squadron "Blue Foxes" [Unit History]
Period 2003 - 2007
Current: 89077  USAF 80 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
I became a DCC on this acft.
Unit 432 AMXS
Period 2007 - 2012
Crewed the first USAF MQ-9 Reaper 06-4016.
92888 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit USAF - Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" [Unit History]
Period 2012 - 2015
Current: 92888  USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 52 [act]
Best assignment to date Met a lot of great people.
94049 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 55th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fifty Fifth" [Unit History]
Period 2015 -
Current: 94049  USAF 55 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
Other aircraft/assignments Doing the Section Chief thing now

Visitor Comments

Rob Walker, Mar 17, 2008 - 03:45 AM

Hey dookie!! whats goin on bud?? dont know if you remember me ,i was at Luke in the 308th with ya! I got out after my contract was up, separated from Mountian Home. Anyway, if you remember me look me up, i have a profile here too. SSgt Robert Walker. Later!!

BlueFoxGuitar, Apr 06, 2008 - 07:27 AM

Whats up there Dookie I thought I recognized your post, its SSgt Martin Colleran, well I was only a SrA last time I saw you, hows things man, good I hope, hey keep in touch got lots to tell ya.

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