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 MSgt. Kelly "Tinman" Crouse

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Name MSgt. Kelly Crouse
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Unit 555th Fighter Squadron "Triple Nickel"
Crewing F-16s from 1992 until 2019
Contact tinman393 Send me a private message
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Been assigned to Kunsan from 1993-94, Mountain Home from 1994-96, Kansas ANG from 1996-2000, Cannon AFB from 2000-2002, Kunsan from 2002-2003, Hill from 2004-2010, Sheppard from 2010 to 2014, Kunsan 2014-2015, Aviano AB from 2015 to present

Deployments

Taken part in Operations Provide Comfort, Northern Watch, AEF 2 in Jordan, Southern Watch, Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, Inherent Resolve, and Resolute Support

My Jets & Assignments

86322 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 1993 - 1994
Current: 86322  USAF 18 AGRS F-16C Block 30 [act]
My first aircraft. I was the third wipe.
91466 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" [Unit History]
Period 1994 - 1995
Current: 91466  USAF USAF ADS F-16D Block 52 [sto]
The Bus. My first and only "D" model. I was the ADCC.
91392 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 1996
Current: 91392  USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 52 [act]
First aircraft I was the DCC on. Took it over from Sgt Brown when he got out. I was 1 of 2 SrA that were DCC's at the time.
KC-135 Stratotanker
Unit 190th AGS
Period 1996 - 2000
Went "Palace Front" and joined the Kansas ANG for a few years. I crewed KC-135 D and E models but was the ADCC of 57-1460.
86340 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2001
Current: 86340  USAF 121 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
DCC of this aircraft after a 3 1/2 year break in the ANG.
86303 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 523rd Fighter Squadron "Crusaders" [Unit History]
Period 2001 - 2002
Current: 86303  USAF 119 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
Was assigned as the DCC after Grab was reassigned. I still have the photo's from PSAB in 2002.
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [History]
Period 2002 - 2003
Nobody in my dock had ever worked phase before. This was the first time I ever saw Phase and F/L get along. We set the record for an ADG R&I in 8 hours. I didn't think it was possible until we did it.
88506 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" [Unit History]
Period 2004 - 2005
Current: 88506  USAF 24 TASS F-16C Block 40 [act]
The last aircraft I was the DCC of.
Unit 388th MXG Quality Assurance
Period 2005 - 2008
Spent 3 1/2 years as QA.
Unit 421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" [History]
Period 2008 - 2010
Flight line Expediter.
Other aircraft/assignments Assigned as COR in the 80th FTW at Sheppard AFB from Feb 2010 to March 2014, Maintenance Flight Chief of 8th MXS in Kunsan from 2014 to 2015. Production Superintendent in 510 AMU from April to November 2015 and Nickel AMU from November to present. Aviano AB, Italy

Visitor Comments

Cannon
terryf, Jan 05, 2010 - 08:26 PM

Hi Kelly don't know if you remember me but i was in the 523 also. I ran the Phase section. I retired in 02. I was in blue 98 - 02.

Cannon too
hotNYrican, Jul 20, 2010 - 05:36 AM

Hey Kelly, I heard you were in the QAE class this year with a couple of my coworkers MSgt Adorno and TSgt Mendoza. How you been? I'll be leaving Lackland around this time next year. How do I get a sweet job like yours? Take care brother.

Cannon too v2
hotNYrican, Jul 20, 2010 - 05:37 AM

My bad it's me Gonzalez (Gonzo).

tinman393, Feb 12, 2011 - 11:00 PM

Hey Gonzo, I don't get on here very often. I heard you were at Lackland. Where are you headed? I just saw this job on AMS, applied, got interviewed, and now I'm able to work on my school for a few years before I go back to it. Take care of yourself and look me up on the global.

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