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 MSgt. John "JP8" Prudente (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. John Prudente (Ret.)
Unit 526th Fighter Squadron "Black Knights"
Crewing F-16s from 1989 until 2016
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Worked Block 5's, 15's, 25's, 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's.
Assignments in order:
Edwards, Ramstein, Luke, Kunsan, Edwards, Spangdahlem, Mountain Home, Fayid, Beale and Al Dhafra

526 FS, Ramstein AB was best assignment with the greatest people.
Egypt and it's people and the conditions were so special and will always remember those times. That was a golden nugget from AFPC!
Shaheen 3 people are awesome!

My Jets & Assignments

85477 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 526th Fighter Squadron "Black Knights" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1992
Current: QF-048  USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 30 [act]
85484 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 526th Fighter Squadron "Black Knights" [Unit History]
Period 1992 - 1993
Current: F16C 85-1484  USAF AMARC F-16C Block 30 [sto]
84217 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" [Unit History]
Period 1994 - 1995
Current: AAFG0616  USAF AMARC F-16C Block 25 [sto]
At the time, the aircraft with the most hours at Luke AFB (8,100); came in from one of the Guard units during the 1st round of BRAC.
Unit PV VI
Period 2007 - 2008
Fayid AB, Egypt
Unit 6510th Test Wing [History]
Period 1996 - 2001

Visitor Comments

Old Times!
Jeff Woolford, Oct 29, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Remember me?!

Flash Back !
Errol Eaton, Dec 29, 2019 - 06:24 PM

Man I miss those days, then I think about it.. and I am happy to be where I am NOW !!!

I hope all my friends are doing well..


Honorary Crew Chief
Debbie Hardwick, Jan 09, 2020 - 05:02 PM

I was named Honorary Crew Chief of the F16477 when Colonel Robert A Chin was in DCANG at Andrews. (Gosh, what year was that?) What a THRILL! I still use f16477 in all of my passwords because it is such a dear piece of my life. I am awestruck by such a powerful piece of beautiful machinery! Would love to hear from others associated with the F16477!


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