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 SSgt. Dean "Mean Dean" Collins (Ret.)

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Name SSgt. Dean Collins (Ret.)
Unit 33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons"
Crewing F-16s from 1988 until 1991
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I was at Shaw AFB for eight years. Jet engine mechanic at the 19th and 33rd AMU's. Rivetwork Force help train me in a crew chief. Was DCC for 83-1151 but still mainly a engine man. Medical Retirement in 1991 during Dersert Storm. Moved to home town of Vidalia Ga. still here. 2017 Update, Now have a son that is a crew chief on F-16C at Osan AB.

Current or Favourite assignment

Two years at 19th AMU, others at 33rd. Both places had some great people. I have loss contact with them all but one. Hope to find a few here.


All state side TDY's

My Jets & Assignments

83151 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 33rd Fighter Squadron "Falcons" [Unit History]
Period 1983 - 1991
Current: 83151  USAF 33 TFS F-16C Block 25 [w/o]
One of the best airplane in the 33rd. But was loss in desert due to engine problems. But I was still in shaw.
Other aircraft/assignments All I ever worked was the F-16A/B/C/D F100-200/229 PW engine. I loved working that engine and plane. Still miss it today.

Visitor Comments

marty napier, May 30, 2011 - 03:49 AM

Hey Dean, I remember you best as the coach of our undefeated softball team. Been living in Raleigh NC since I got out in 1992.

Dean Collins, Dec 09, 2012 - 05:51 PM

Yes, I retired from AF and softball. I live in Vidalia, Ga now

Mike Melville, Jun 18, 2014 - 02:33 AM

I started at Shaw on 83-1151 then moved to 83-1141 with Brenda Medley. Was there from 85-88. Marty may remember me. How cool to find this on the net.

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