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 Lt.Col. Dennis "DK" Knight

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Name Lt.Col. Dennis Knight
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Unit 480th Fighter Squadron "Warhawks"
Crewing F-16s from 1990 until 1994
Contact dkjaaknight Send me a private message
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Joined in 1990 and went to 480 FS. Worked F-117s, crash recovery, tech school instructor, crossed over to the dark side and worked KC-135s, C-5s, taught AFROTC at Texas Tech, RAF Mildenhall and Offutt AFB working RC-135s et al. Sq command at Offutt then at Travis on C-5s. Went to the Pentagon for a short time and then Al Dhafra for my third squadron command on KC-10s, E-3s, RQ/EQ-4s, U-2s, F-22s and F-35s.

Current or Favourite assignment

The 480th was an awesome unit to be assigned to. What else can I say?

Deployments

Like everyone else...many!

My Jets & Assignments

91337 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 480th Fighter Squadron "Warhawks" [Unit History]
Period 1990 - 1994
Current: 91337  USAF 22 FS F-16C Block 50 [w/o]
I was hoping my son would get to crew this jet but I heard recently that it crashed 2 or 3 years ago...bummer. Started out in the 7480th on 86-227. Unit transferred to the 480 FS and I worked 86-0044. Got assigned to 91-337 when we went to block 50's. Unit became the 22 FS on my very last duty day...so I don't claim the 22nd.
F-117 Nighthawk
Unit 9 FS
Period 1994 - 1997
Did a year on the flight line on 836 then went to AR/Crash Recovery.
Unit 65 OSS
Period 1997 - 1999
"Short Tour" doing TA/Crash Recovery.
Unit 362 TRS
Period 1999 - 2001
"Teaching" the youth of F-16 Mx.
KC-135 Stratotanker
Unit 19 AMXS
Period 2001 - 2003
Became a Mx "O" and went to heavies (not intentionally).
C-5 Galaxy
Unit 19 MXS
Period 2003 - 2004
Got some depot "stink" on me.
Unit Detachment 820 AFROTC, Texas Tech
Period 2004 - 2008
Yep, I got paid to work at a college all day. Even football games were free.
Unit 95 RS
Period 2008 - 2011
Working recon aircraft. I could tell you more, but I'd have to kill you first. Can't seem to get back to fighters.
Unit 55 AMXS
Period 2011 - 2013
Still working recon aircraft, but at Offutt instead of Mildenhall. Life is moving along well.
Unit Sq commander at 55 MXS
Period 2013 - 2015
Squadron commander for the MXS on the RC-135 fleet.
Other aircraft/assignments Went to Travis as the AMXS commander on C-5s, then to the Pentagon and currently at Al Dhafra as a squadron commander.

Visitor Comments

Are you kidding me...
L-Mo, Dec 31, 2008 - 03:46 PM

Good to see you are still kicking it around the Air Force!!! Congrats on those Capt. Bars. I am still here at CLSS. Take care, L-mo

Capt Knight
mcchordboy, Jan 20, 2009 - 09:53 PM

Tried to send you a PM but it didn't work. I saw you on the teleconference with AFROTC Det 895 today (thank you for doing that by the way.) After I left I realized that I was your neighbor at Sheppard! We were the ones that you took out dirt biking. I just thought it was cool that it was you on the screen. How's Jeffrey (spelling)?

-William/Billy

old Warhawks
Msgt(ret) Jay Christie, May 04, 2009 - 07:02 PM

Dennis,

you still remember your old expeditor, pro super SMSgt John Isnec and 1st shirt Chief Braddix? We're all retired here in Phoenix. Glad your having a good career.

Jay

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