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 MSgt. Russ "Munchkin" LaPorte (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. Russ LaPorte (Ret.)
Country
Unit 138th Fighter Wing
Crewing F-16s from 1993 until 2010
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Website
Crew Chief (or course!)
Crew Chief Trainer
NCOIC training section
Mobility team member
NCOIC Mobility team
Engine run instructor PW 220/229
NCOIC Tool Crib (not because I was in trouble!!!)
Expiditor
Flight Chief
Red X
IPI
Exceptional release

Current or Favourite assignment

Every time our pilots (the zipper suited sun gods) aimed at the ground, the hit it! Even without Laser Guided or GPS!

Deployments

Operation Provide Comfort (Turkey)1996
Operation Northern Watch (Turkey)1998
Operation Northern Watch (Turkey)2000
Jordan 2001
Operation Southern Watch (Kuwait) 2001 (we were ther when the towers got hit)
Operation Northern Watch (Turkey) 2002
OIF (Qutar) 2005
OIF (Balad) 2007
OIF (Balad) 2008

My Jets & Assignments

Unit 138th Fighter Wing [History]
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89-0427 was my first F-16, it was transfered to Misawa
90764 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 138th Fighter Wing [Unit History]
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Current: 90764  USAF 125 FS F-16C Block 42 [w/o]
764... Crashed Feb 1994. Pilot got out (Praise God) we had just got the plane transfered to us 2 weeks prior. Back then Pratt had a bunch of bad blades (made wrong). Blade in the high pressure stage broke at the root and blew out the back of the motor...
Unit 138th Fighter Wing [History]
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89-0548 was my next jet. It also got transfered to another country but I cant remember where.
89088 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 138th Fighter Wing [Unit History]
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Current: 89088  USAF 125 FS F-16C Block 42 [w/o]
Had this jet temporary while mine was at Falcon Up. Or as we called it "Fxxxckin up"
89007 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 138th Fighter Wing [Unit History]
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Current: 89007  USAF 125 FS F-16C Block 42 [act]
89-2007... The spy jet! Tryed to get the base commander to let me repaint the tail number to the James Bond 007 logo. Almost had him convinced...

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