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 SSgt. Branden "Youngblood" Cate

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Name SSgt. Branden Cate
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Unit 55th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fifty Fifth"
Crewing F-16s from 2000 until 2010
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Kunsan AB, Korea (2000-2001) 35th FS - 89-0166, 88-0515
Misawa AB, Japan (2001-2003) 14th FS - 91-0346
Shaw AFB, SC (2003-2010) 55th AMU - 96-0084
Sheppard AFB, TX (2010-present) 362d TRS

Current or Favourite assignment

It was my longest and hardest assignment. Between ops tempo, supervision, exercises, and deployments, there was never a dull moment.

Deployments

ONW Incirlik AB, Turkey (2003)
OSW Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia (2004)
ONW Incirlik AB, Turkey (2004)
OIF Balad AB, Iraq (2008-2009)

My Jets & Assignments

89166 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2001
Current: 89166  USAF 35 FS F-16D Block 40 [act]
My first jet - a family wagon, of course...
88515 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 8th Fighter Wing "Wolf Pack" [Unit History]
Period 2000 - 2001
Current: 88515  USAF 35 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
Second jet - code 1 monster.
91346 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" [Unit History]
Period 2001 - 2003
Current: 91346  USAF 14 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
Pretty decent jet - she had her moods though.
96084 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 55th Fighter Squadron "Fightin' Fifty Fifth" [Unit History]
Period 2003 - 2010
Current: 96084  USAF 55 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
What a monster! I was only the 3rd DCC on her and she was awesome. TDY, deployment, and exercise money maker...what a jet!

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