MacDill Crewchiefs from the 72nd 1983-1988

Unread postPosted: 26 Jun 2005, 01:11
by bubbalucius
Any of you guys still around? Looking for Msgt. Fred Myers or anyone with the 72nd.

Unread postPosted: 26 Jun 2005, 03:19
by allenperos
So far, it's just you and I Randy, I've been looking for a long time. Lots of MacDill CC's, but no one from the 72nd except you and I.

Unread postPosted: 26 Jun 2005, 03:45
by thunderbirds
Jeff Abernathy here. I was an avionics troop from 1985-1987

Unread postPosted: 26 Jun 2005, 03:47
by allenperos
Jeff, any idea where Jon Kerin is?

Unread postPosted: 26 Jun 2005, 03:55
by thunderbirds
He is @ Nellis. Not sure what squadron

Unread postPosted: 26 Jun 2005, 04:25
by bubbalucius
Maybe some more guys will turn up. Thanks for posting! :thanks:

Unread postPosted: 15 Sep 2005, 04:04
by WilliamG
Howdy Ya'll
Was 72nd until I went to the 61'st
72nd from 88-89
61st 89-91
B-Shop here

William Greathouse

Unread postPosted: 22 Sep 2006, 10:07
by redvoyager
Norm Steinruck form the 72nd , Hey Jeff whats up?

Unread postPosted: 09 Dec 2006, 21:27
by tg8852
Todd Grover former 72nd,was just thinking of Msgt. meyers the other day wondering how he was.

Unread postPosted: 09 Dec 2006, 22:54
by JoeSambor
I haven't heard from John Kerin for a while, last I heard he was at Nellis, but he should be retired now.

Best Regards,

Unread postPosted: 01 Feb 2007, 16:16
by Viper5
I was in the 72nd after the conversion from the 13th. until August of 1983 when I PCS to Alconbury, RAF.
Val :D

Unread postPosted: 16 Mar 2007, 00:04
by etagesen
I wasn't in the 72nd...but I was there...in the 62nd!

Unread postPosted: 27 Mar 2007, 21:43
by jasonreb
I was like etagesen, I was there in the 63rd at that time then I went up to TA

MacDill Vet

Unread postPosted: 25 Nov 2007, 21:02
by ziegler
I'm a proud Falcons vet from this unit. Good to hear familiar names...
Here's some more:

Lou Riccio (separated 1991 from Eielson, moved to Idaho I think)
Nick Smyre (early retirement 1992, lives in NC)
Jack Lynch (retired 200? works for LM @ Eglin)
Ken Santamaria (retired Chief 2005 works on base @ MacDill)
John Kerin (went to SNCOA with him in Oct '03, was stationed @ Nellis) not sure if still in.
Mike Maddox (retired Chief 200? @ Eglin)
Kurt Page (separated from Active & Reserves 200?, lives in Tampa)
Bob Earing (retired...lives in Tampa area near Ken Santamaria)
Chief Diez (retired to NW FL...was Target Mgr in FtWalton...retired again living in Navarre or Destin)
Wayne Barber (hoping to find...anyone know where?)
SMSgt Shelton (hoping to find...anyone know where?)
Randy Brown (retired Chief)
Jeff Abernathy (works on Blk 60 prog for LM in FtWorth)
Steve Ziegler (Me...yes still in, stationed @ Eglin...I go over 25 in May '08)

Take care...hope to make contact with you all again some day...good memories!

Zig
ziegler_steve@yahoo.com
steven.ziegler@eglin.af.mil

RE: MacDill Vet

Unread postPosted: 13 Dec 2007, 07:26
by tg8852
Oh how I miss hearing the names Mr. Zieglar. but where is MSGT Meyers.

Unread postPosted: 14 Apr 2008, 22:47
by singe
allenperos wrote:So far, it's just you and I Randy, I've been looking for a long time. Lots of MacDill CC's, but no one from the 72nd except you and I.


I was in the 72nd In "A" shop 82-84

Unread postPosted: 03 Aug 2008, 10:55
by jwsant
I was in the sheet metal shop for my first three years then I moved to the 72d in my last year. I was hoping to find Rick Lastra.

Unread postPosted: 03 Aug 2008, 10:56
by jwsant
sorry forgot the year 81-85

Unread postPosted: 27 Jul 2009, 17:19
by mobilus
Bubba, do you still check this site? Long time, no hear. I started my career there, in the 72nd AMU, and racked up nearly five years before PCS'ing to Hahn. Thanks for teaching me so much about crewing so long ago. I'm Mark Shirah, from Alabama...now in Texas, still on F-16s.

Still no word on where ol' Fred Meyers wound up? How about any of the other names on the list earlier in the thread?

A shop

Unread postPosted: 08 Sep 2009, 03:59
by redvoyager
Norm Steinruck here shift manager at Airtran in Orlando.
Saw Steve Z at Eglin recently. He had lunch with my daughter (reservist) and me. He at least still looks the same except all grown up!

Unread postPosted: 22 Sep 2009, 04:12
by jfbivins
Then SRA Jeff Bivins, Swing Shift (with Freddy) at 72nd, Macdill 83-84.
An Endless Day-time Launch and Night-time Recovery service.

RE: MacDill Vet

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2010, 20:02
by singe
I was In the 72nd then but I wasn't a crew chief!!

72nd Black Squadron, MacDill

Unread postPosted: 19 Feb 2011, 01:27
by kennygs59
Good to see some old friends on here. Bob Earing, Curt Page, and I are still in the Tampa area. Anyone else still around? Ken

RE: MacDill Vet

Unread postPosted: 16 Jul 2011, 01:25
by tenacious101010
Glad to hear from some of the MacDill people. I was there from 74 to 80, went to the kun to help set up the F-16s there, back to MacDill in 82, the 63rd, then went to CAMT as an instructior, then to FTD 311 at MacDill as an Armament Systems Instructur till 1990 when I had to go to selfridge to set up the FTD there. I saw a name earlier, Norm Steinruck, the Studebaker truck guy?
I am still here in Tampa, helpinjg to collect personal storys and images from MacDill. If anyone would like to help out, please contact me. Any era at macDill would be great. Even chock kickers are welcome :)
Denny Cole

Re: RE: MacDill Vet

Unread postPosted: 19 Nov 2011, 03:33
by singe
tenacious101010 wrote:Glad to hear from some of the MacDill people. I was there from 74 to 80, went to the kun to help set up the F-16s there, back to MacDill in 82, the 63rd, then went to CAMT as an instructior, then to FTD 311 at MacDill as an Armament Systems Instructur till 1990 when I had to go to selfridge to set up the FTD there. I saw a name earlier, Norm Steinruck, the Studebaker truck guy?
I am still here in Tampa, helpinjg to collect personal storys and images from MacDill. If anyone would like to help out, please contact me. Any era at macDill would be great. Even chock kickers are welcome :)
Denny Cole


Denny I remeber you think I met you @ kunsan !!I was on the first f16 cadre to Kunsan too from 421st at hill then the 35th and then the 72nd !

Unread postPosted: 29 Jun 2012, 12:03
by tenacious101010
I havent been on this site in ages, insomnia brought me back here this morning.
singe, where did you work at the Kun? real name? No sharing any A-town stories here....

Norm Steinruc? You still around? I still have my Studebaker truck, do you have yours? Mine is usually parked on the flightline during MacDill Airfests. Oh, and by the way, the tail lights of my truck, made from F-16 Nav light housings from the F-16 intake.
Denny

RE: MacDill Vet

Unread postPosted: 29 Jun 2012, 18:12
by mutzman951
Doug Mutz here..
F-16 chief on 80-0623 from 86-89.
I went on to C-141B Flight Engineer at McGuire, NJ.
Went into the Reserves in '95, retired in '07

I've been an airline pilot since 2002, first with ATA Airlines, then flying a Hawker 1000 Bizet.

Now I'm in Dubai, UAE, flying as captain on Boeing 737-800 for flydubai. Been here 2+ years..

80-83, 13th/72nd

Unread postPosted: 21 Aug 2012, 16:25
by barfield
Barfield, Steve (just saw this post in forum also)
Hamburg, Germany

RE: 80-83, 13th/72nd

Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2012, 21:07
by chief7321
Was Production super and NCOIC in the 62nd from 1985 to 1989 a lot of names sound familiar

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Unread postPosted: 18 Nov 2013, 00:16
by singe
tenacious101010 wrote:I havent been on this site in ages, insomnia brought me back here this morning.
singe, where did you work at the Kun? real name? No sharing any A-town stories here....


Shawn Ceanga was in the 35th A shop radar/ins/hud/video Nov 81...... no worries about stories I could fill a book

Re: MacDill Crewchiefs from the 72nd 1983-1988

Unread postPosted: 31 May 2014, 16:33
by tenacious101010
OK, fellow MacDill people. I am seeking MacDill related stories and images from the time we were there, please contact me so I can expand the history of MacDill with personal accounts of those who were there. Anxious to here from y'all!
Thanks, Denny

Dennis Cole
user776289@aol.com
MacDill 1974 to 1980/1981 to 1990
Armament Systems F-4s/CAMT and FTD inmstructor from 1981 to 1994