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 MSgt. Tom Horton (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. Tom Horton (Ret.)
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.


Operation Desert Storm
Operation Northern Watch
Operation Southern Watch
Operation Deny Flight
Operation Deliberate Force
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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