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 MSgt. Adam Furusho (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. Adam Furusho (Ret.)
Unit 39th Flight Test Squadron
Crewing F-16s from 1986 until 2005
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I've worked the F-16 from
86-90 (432nd AGS, 14thAMU, Misawa)
90-92 (308FS, Homestead AFB)
93-94 (39thFTS, Eglin AFB)
95 (36th FS, Osan)
96-05 (13FS, 35th FW, Misawa)

From 2005 -2007 I was assigned to the Predator.

Current or Favourite assignment

My favorite assignment was in the test squadron at Eglin AFB! I became engine run certified on 100's, 110's, 200's, and 220's! We had every block F-16 there and flew some off-the-wall configurations! The climatic lab was cool and taking a jet to the PRIMEs hangar was way cool! AGATS runs sucked though.


The best TDYs were the Cope Thunders to the Philippines! Cobra Gold in Thailand was another good one. PSAB got old fast but Incirlik Turkey was loads of fun!

My Jets & Assignments

85550 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Period 1986 - 1990
Current: 85550  USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30 [w/o]
14AMU Flying Circus From Hell
Unit USAF ACC - 308 FS
Period 1990 - 1992
This was an ACC unit the time I was there...not AETC. Great times, great fishin, awesome Crew Chief parties in the Keys! Forget the tail number I crewed. I was there for Hurricane Andrew and evacuated to Eglin AFB.
Unit 39th Flight Test Squadron [History]
Period 1992 - 1994
I was on the OT side of the house. More great fishin and Crew Chief parties down on Okaloosa Island! Forgot my tail number here; we pretty much worked all the jets. I became run certified on 4 different engines! We had the biggest T.O. library in the AF!
89168 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 1996
Current: 89168  USAF 35 FS F-16D Block 40 [act]
Wow, a fuzzy memory of soju and exercises. I lived on base in dorm 486 on the fourth floor.
91423 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 13th Fighter Squadron "Panthers" [Unit History]
Period 1996 - 2005
Current: 91423  USAF 13 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
A 9 year tour! Lot's of memories as I spent more than half my career at Misawa.
Unit USAF ACC - Creech Air Force Base
Period 2005 - 2007
Big change going from Fighters to UAVs. Great experience though!

Visitor Comments

xf16cc, Nov 23, 2010 - 09:13 PM

I worked with you at Eglin, my DCC was Rob Boose for awhile intil I made SSGT then I got my own jet. I hung out with Pat Hanson and Rob Boose. Played alot of softball while I was there. MSGT Licursi coached the team. -Al Jones

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