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 MSgt. Tom Horton (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. Tom Horton (Ret.)
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Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons"
Crewing F-16s from 1985 until 2005
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I spent 19 Yrs working on the F-16 out of 20 Yrs. I have worked block 5 thru block 50. I have worked almost all aspects of maintenance on from phase, crash recovery, wheel, tire & DCC. Spent the last 18 months as EMS Super.

Current or Favourite assignment

It was was a very tight knit unit.

Deployments

Operation Desert Storm
Operation Northern Watch
Operation Southern Watch
Operation Deny Flight
Operation Deliberate Force
Operation DECISIVE EDGE
Operation DELIBERATE GUARD
Operation Noble Eagle

My Jets & Assignments

F-16 Phase
Unit 56 EMS
Period 1985 - 1991
Got to work in all jobs a 43151E could work. Phase, Wheel & Tire, TA, Dart Tow, and Crash Recovery
A-10 Thunderbolt II
Unit 51 EMS
Period 1991 - 1992
NCOIC Wheel & Tire
89090 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 68th Fighter Squadron "Lightning Lancers" [Unit History]
Period 1992 - 1994
Current: 89090  USAF 16 WS F-16C Block 40 [act]
89047 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 510th Fighter Squadron "Buzzards" [Unit History]
Period 1994 - 1998
Current: 89047  USAF 510 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
89090 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 524th Fighter Squadron "Hounds" [Unit History]
Period 1998 - 2001
Current: 89090  USAF 16 WS F-16C Block 40 [act]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [History]
Period 2001 - 2002
Flight Chief
Unit 78th Fighter Squadron "Bushmasters" [History]
Period 2002 - 2005
Went to EMS when Phase was moved from the Fighter Squadrons. Then last 18 mo EMS Super.

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