Longest continuously serving F-16 troop?

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c_pastorius

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Unread post18 Sep 2005, 12:54

Hey Davis,

I am with you 19 years on the 16 and now Kadena on F-15C models. They get mad at me when I ask why so early....I have a good friend at SJ. He runs the demo team.
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Unread post06 Oct 2005, 07:39

I'm no old timer but I see some of us have crossed paths...

99-01 Spangdahlem 22
01-03 Edwards 416/SP Hey Val !
03-04 Osan 36
04-04 Shaw 79

In late 04 I got out...I felt like I was taking crazy pills with all the stupid people calling the shots. :roll:


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Unread post06 Oct 2005, 09:39

I was one of them old f-4 guys who converted to f-16's at hill. I am still working on them in the UAE for Lockheed martin. I teach avionics class room theroy on block 60's
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Unread post24 Oct 2005, 11:56

Homestead 87-89
Kunsan 90-91
Spangdahlem 91-93
Osan 93-94
Edwards 94-98
Eielson 98-02
Luke 02-05
Kunsan 05-06
? - 06-09

fixin' jets for 18 1/2 years and counting...
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Unread post24 Oct 2005, 14:37

Almost 12 yrs on the 16. 11 of them on BLK 40's.
94-95 Kunsan 35th FS
95-01 Moody 69th FS/ 347th WG
01-05 Hill 4th FS/AMU
05-06 Kunsan QA
06-?? Seymour Johnson F-15's (I don't wanna leave my MDS)
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Unread post02 Nov 2005, 04:27

Hey Davis,

I am with you 19 years on the 16 and now Kadena on F-15C models. They get mad at me when I ask why so early....I have a good friend at SJ. He runs the demo team.

Strike Eagle Demo team - what a laugh. oooh see the big gray/green thing either GAB of IFE after pulling 5g's.

Yea, they laugh at me too - - I refuse to conform. In my office I have a "Reason the F-16 is better than the F-15" list. So far, the only thing my cc's have come up with for the F-15 side is the Oxygen system - MSOG instead of a bottle.

06-?? Seymour Johnson F-15's (I don't wanna leave my MDS)


Well, my advice is to quickly make MSgt - do your minimum time and then PCS - most likely back to the ROK then to a follow-on. Otherwise prepare to be coated in oil, hydro and grease like you never have before. If a TSgt, you're fighting an uphill battle to expedite - they tend to use the guys with Eagle experience 1st. Coming in 06? When and what AMU?
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Unread post09 Nov 2005, 10:20

Davis,

I know I might sound like a traitor here but.....I am a 19 year F-16 crew chief I got to Kadena and I am now a F-15 Speciasts Section Chief. I have a new found respect for these F-15 Avoinics troops. They work 12 hours a day trying to maintain a 75% FMC rate so we get the weekend off. One surge day 58 sorties 68 Avoinic Pilot Reported Discepranys. Un damn believable how bad these 78 models break.

Plus I am still stuck with the lox bottle.


Chris
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Unread post09 Nov 2005, 17:33

I'm definately not the longest, but here is my rap sheet,

1996-2002 Tucson ANG Blocks-5/10/15/25/42 just missed the 60's :cry:
2002-2005 NAS Fallon (Boeing) Block-15

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Unread post09 Nov 2005, 18:44

Eilson is one of those bases I hardly ever hear about. I had a friend from Anchorage tell me that it wasn't the most desirable place to be in AK. Also, how come some of you spent over 4 years at certain bases? I thought that doesn't happen too often.
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Unread post09 Nov 2005, 19:18

ViperLoader wrote:12 years in F-16 weapons so far...

Andrews AFB 1993- present

With deployments to Alpena (X3), D-M, Eielson, Nellis (X2), Savannah, Cold Lake, and a classified base in the Middle East.

There are guys in the 113th that have been in the unit since we had F-105s. We've had F-16 since 1989. The last guy in the unit to work on F-100s ( :shock: ) just retired after......41 years in the Guard!


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damn ....no PCS for you
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98-01 22nd
01-03 416th/Pro
03-04 36th
04 79th
05-08 312th
08-08 331skv
08-09 313th
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Unread post09 Nov 2005, 20:06

Senior NCO Shaul, from the IAF Negev Sq' started working on block 5 vipers in febuary 1982
still working today on the f-16I block 52+, so i think it makes him the longest serving f-16 troop.
great guy BTW, and few are more professional then he is.
:cheers: Cheers.
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Unread post10 Nov 2005, 00:24

Hey Pastorius, remember Ed Evers causing you to have to fight the whole Navy in Peurto Rico. How did the ribs heal?
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Unread post10 Nov 2005, 00:40

I arrived Hill about the same time.
Hill 1982-1985 (34th, then 4th)
Tinker 1985-1986 (ABDR YUK!)
Break
Tulsa A-7 1987-1988
Tinker 1988-1989 507th
Break
Tulsa block 42's 1993-2000
Toledo block 42's 200-2003
Homestead block 30 2003-present
Will finally retire in 08.
It would be interesting to know who you are and what unit you were in.
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Unread post17 Nov 2005, 11:58

Yea I still remember the A$$ kicking I got in PR. It was not a fight it was a A$$ whooping. Its funny to look back on that night 18 years later.


Later Chris
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