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 MSgt. Steve "Bigfoot, Now Merlin" Swear (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. Steve Swear (Ret.)
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Unit 313th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Lucky Puppies"
Crewing F-16s from 1983 until 2002
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Luke AFB, 1982-1987, 310th TFTS & 312 TFTS
Hahn AB FRG, 1987-1991, 313th TFS
Tonopah Test Range (TTR), 1991-92,
Holloman AFB NM, 1992-1994
Kunsan AB ROK, 1994-1995 80 FS JUVATS
Eglin AFB FL, 1995-2002, 39 FTS, 40 FTS
Osan AB ROK, 2002-2003
Eglin AFB FL, 2003-2008 46 TS, Call Sign MERLIN...

Current or Favourite assignment

Hahn was a different world. We worked, played and lived hard and made it through and Ended the Cold War with our heads held high.
They knew better than to mess with Hahn...and the 313th Lucky Puppies.

Deployments

too many to list...

My Jets & Assignments

80002 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 310th Fighter Squadron "Tophats" [Unit History]
Period 1983 - 1987
Current: 78002   F-16A Block 1 [i/a]
78012 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 310th Fighter Squadron "Tophats" [Unit History]
Period 1983 - 1987
Current: 776   F-16A Block 1 [sto]
78012 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit N/A
Period -
Current: 776   F-16A Block 1 [sto]
83128 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 312th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron "Scorpions" [Unit History]
Period 1983 - 1987
Current: AAFG0641  USAF AMARC F-16C Block 25 [sto]
This jet flew on a "Black Letter" initial for 3 months and even after QA hit it with 5 inspectors they couldn't find any delayed or active descrepancies to write up. It really pissed them off...it was a great frist jet.
83133 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 312th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron "Scorpions" [Unit History]
Period 1983 - 1987
Current: 83133  USAF 119 FS F-16C Block 25 [w/o]
83130 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 313th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Lucky Puppies" [Unit History]
Period 1987 - 1991
Current: TS-1625  TNIAU 3 sqn F-16C Block 25 [act]
F-117 Nighthawk
Unit 37 FW Tonopah Test Range NV
Period 1991 - 1992
F-117 Nighthawk
Unit 49 FW Holloman AFB NM
Period 1992 - 1994
86295 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 1994 - 1995
Current: 86295  USAF 18 AGRS F-16C Block 30 [act]
I crewed her when she was the Wing Commanders Jet for a short while then PCS'd to Eglin in Jan of 1995. I have pictures of her with 2 Patriot Battteries from Texas set up on either side of her out near the Flows.
83163 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 39th Flight Test Squadron [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 2002
Current: 83163   F-16C Block 25 [sto]

Visitor Comments

Remember me?
Tim, Sep 25, 2008 - 03:50 PM

I don't know if you remember me Steve (Tim Thompson, Was married to Debbie) We use to party over at Mike Philpots house back at Luke. I still got pics from alot of those parties.

Anyway bud, Its good to see you're still around and kickin. My email is thompsontim76@yahoo.com drop me a line sometime.

Later Bro

Tim

Steve - Man, Long time no hear
Meathook, Mar 26, 2009 - 12:36 AM

How the hell are you, it's Tom Wharton, 310th B - Flight Chief, man, it has been awhile, I hope you and your family are doing well.

contact me at tom@whartonfamily.net

Best wishes buddy - Tom

Hello
Cheryl, Dec 11, 2009 - 05:15 PM

Hello Steve,

Looks like you had an exciting career!

Take care and write if you have a chance.

Email address
Steve Swear, Dec 03, 2016 - 03:15 PM

You can contact me at imswear04@yahoo.com. Looking forward to reconnecting...

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