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 SMSgt. David Hicks (Ret.)

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Name SMSgt. David Hicks (Ret.)
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Unit 36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends"
Crewing F-16s from 1981 until 1988
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I started out in the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis AFB NV and then transferred to F-15s for the ACEVAL/AIMVAL Joint Missle Test. After a short break in service I returned to Nellis in the 474th TFW. I was assigned to the 429th FS where I transition to F-16s. I crewed 79-0407 there. I was transferred to the Wolf-Pack where I crewed a desk in Job Control. I PCS'd to Luke and was assigned to the 311th FS and crewed 78-0042. Went to Misawa AB Japan in the 13th Fighter squadron as an expeditor, assistant flight chief and QA Inspector. Returned to the states and served on the (then) TAC IG team as an F-16 Inspector. Went to Springfield OH as an advisor and assisted with the 178FW transiton to the F-16. From there I went to Wright-Patterson and worked as the ACC liasion to Material Command in the F-16 SPO. Transferred to Cannon AFB and assisted with the F-111 to F-16 Conversion and served as Assistant Chief of Maintenance in the 429FS. PCS't to Osan and was Assistant Maintenance Chief in the 36th FS. Retired from Osan in 1999.

My Jets & Assignments

79407 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Black Falcons" [Unit History]
Period 1980 - 1982
Current: 79407   F-16A Block 10 [pre]
I was told that this jet was the first to go through all factory inspection as a ZD aircraft.
78042 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" [Unit History]
Period 1983 - 1985
Current: 78042   F-16A Block 5 [pre]

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