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 SrA. Michael "Mike" Combs

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Name SrA. Michael Combs
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Unit 162nd Fighter Squadron "Sabers"
Crewing F-16s
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I started crewing F-16's in 2005 with the Virginia Air Guard. I am now with the Ohio Air Guard at the 178th FW in Springfield OH. My first F-16 was #86-227, I was the ADCC for that jet since then I have been on #86-245, #86-367 and am now the DCC for #86-373 (The Mother Ship). I joined the military in 1997. I enlisted in the Navy as an avionics technician. I worked on E-2C Hawkeyes wich is an airborne early warning platform for the navy.

Current or Favourite assignment

The 162nd is an AETC unit so you can do the math.

Deployments

I have never deployd with an F-16 unit. and you dont have the time to read about my Navy deployments.

My Jets & Assignments

86227 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 149th Fighter Squadron [Unit History]
Period 2005 - 2007
Current: 86227  USAF 457 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
One week end a month two weeks a year as an ADCC. I didnt have much time on the jet because someone up top thought it would be cool to switch to the F-22. So they sent the her the DC Guard. The DCC followed it if that tells you anything about it.
87373 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 162nd Fighter Squadron "Sabers" [Unit History]
Period 2008 -
Current: F16D 87-0373  USAF AMARC F-16D Block 30 [sto]
"The Mother Ship" need I say more?

Visitor Comments

Will Nash, MSgt, Dec 17, 2008 - 06:47 PM

Hey Michael,

I left Richmond in '07 myself. In fact I was retired the same day the colors were lowered on the facility for the last time. If you see Jim McCartney out there in Springfield tell him I said hello.

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