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 TSgt. Stephen "Goose Goose" Goshorn (Ret.)

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Name TSgt. Stephen Goshorn (Ret.)
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Unit 134th Fighter Squadron "Green Mountain Boys"
Crewing F-16s from 1999 until 2006
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US Navy(A7-E and TA7-C) NAS Cecil Field,FL '76-'80.Navy Reserve AIMD Cecil Field Unit NAS Atlanta Marietta GA & VP-MAU NAS Brunswick ME '84-'87 P-3C Update 2.5 A/C. Navy rate was AMS-Aviation Structural Mechanic. Assigned to 158FW. Worked with Block( 10,15,15ADF and Block 25 )F-16 aircraft. Served as F-16 E/F Block 60 Crew Chief with Shaheen 1& Shaheen 3 at Al Dhafra Air Base Abu Dhabi Emirate in the UAE. At Stevens Aviation ,Donaldson Center,SC performed 5yr ACI Inspections on T-34,T44,C-12 and RC-12 aircraft. Worked at SNC Hagerstown,MD (HGR). A&P Technician performing ISR mods to King Air 300/C-12 and Dehavilland Dash 7 aircraft in support of the US Army. Currently working with C-27J Spartan. Air National Guard's newest transport aircraft. Supporting it's first combat deployment in Afghanistan in civilian status.

Current or Favourite assignment

The ANG-Air National Guard is a family organization. We were a close knit group spending several years together. As a full-time technician, investing in quality training with traditional guardsmen and women payed great dividends. We had a great team. Especially when 9-11-01 happened,traditional folks called in on Sept 11,2001 and wanted to know when they could be activated to defend America. I shared my talents with others and I learned from the strengths of others around me. We had a fun-hard working relationship.

Deployments

Coronet Nighthawk Howard AFB Panama,Combat Archer Tyndall AFB FL, Block 25 Conversion Kansas ANG Witchita KS & Indiana ANG Fort Wayne IN,CFB Greenwood Nova Scotia ORI, Air To Grnd Conversion AZANG Tuscon IAP AZ,Operation Snowbird DMAFB AZ, Southern Watch PSAB Saudi Arabia ,Loudon NH NASCAR Fly-bys PEASE ANGB 157ARW Dover NH, Operation Noble Eagle(BTV),Operation Noble Eagle Tyndall AFB,Operation Noble Eagle Shaw AFB,and Operation Iraqi Freedom Al Udeid AB Qatar

My Jets & Assignments

Unit 134th Fighter Squadron "Green Mountain Boys" [History]
Period 1987 - 1999
In Phase Inspection. Ventral Fin to Pnl 4301/4302 attachment required constant attention.Got to interact a lot with the specialists. Provided a quality Phase product for the Flightline. During the 1994 Block 25 Conversion,I was privileged to use my Phase Inspection knowledge on the Acceptance Inspection team at Kansas Air Guard(McConnell) and at Indiana Air Guard(FT Wayne). We were allowed to put Nose Art on the F-16. The pilot and I enlisted Tim French,a Vermonter, also an Art major from Bob Jones University to create "Bird Of Prey" nose art for 83-1150.
83150 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 134th Fighter Squadron "Green Mountain Boys" [Unit History]
Period 1999 - 2006
Current: AAFG0576  USAF AMARC F-16C Block 25 [sto]
Unit 1st squadron [History]
Period 2008 - 2009
Enjoyed learning about the Arabic/Muslim culture. Working with the UAE Air Force. I was humored by the lazy attitude of some enlisted Emirates ,have a great respect for the many UAE pilots I met from the different Emirates and became very familiar with conformal fuel tank R&I due to maintenance required on the airframe under the tanks. Enjoyed getting to know the Emirate maintenance personnel. My only F-16 injury was on my left arm when I bumped the fwd fin on the French Hakeem missle during launch. The Block 60 aircraft is a great aircraft.

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