Longest continuously serving F-16 troop?

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Unread post16 Mar 2007, 20:58

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Unread post26 Sep 2008, 04:21

vinnie wrote:Hey Pastorius, remember Ed Evers causing you to have to fight the whole Navy in Peurto Rico. How did the ribs heal?


Heck, I remember that, that's when we were purchasing rum for about $3 a bottle and living in bunk racks in Navy billeting. Navy guys had to bust a chair over our youngest dude back then!! :lol:
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Unread post26 Sep 2008, 04:28

PointyHead wrote:
fezt wrote: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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Well, I'll have to concede he's got me beat by a month.

I'll confine my bragging to the USAF.

I did start out on one of the last Block 1s in the inventory, so I've got SNCO Shaul on that front!

I'd love to meet him someday. We'd have close to 50 years on the Viper between us.


I got 27 years and still counting. AFETS guy on the WW tails at Misawa. I work with a guy that has 31 years, since 1977. Chris Kemnitz. Although he was a Reserves guy, then Depot Test, NAS Fallon as a civilian and now AFETS. But it's all Viper time!!
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Unread post26 Sep 2008, 05:10

July 1983 until present

Torrejon 83-92 (Crew Chief/Red 7 - Luck Devils AB-SSgt)
Homestead 92 (Crew Chief SSgt)
Moody 92-95 (Crew Chief and QA SSgt-TSgt)
Kunsan 95-96 (Crew Chief Exp TSgt)
Aviano 96-2000 (Exp and Flt Chief TSgt)
Langley 00-03 (HQ ACC F-16 Program Manager TSgt-MSgt)
Osan 03-04 (Lead Pro Super - 36th MSgt)
Ramstein 04-07 (HQ USAFE Chief Policy and Procedures/F-16 Functional MSgt-SMSgt)
Nellis 07 - Present (Lead Pro Super/Asst NCOIC and Chief Tomahawk AMU CMSgt)

Almost 26 years of F-16 active duty experience and still loving it!!!!!
Stu
TJ 84-92, HS 92,
MY 92-95, WP 95-96, AV 96-00,
LY 00-03 (F-16 Prog Mgr),
OS 03-04, NOW-RS (F-16 Mgr)
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Unread post21 Feb 2009, 07:15

16 years, I did have a 15 month break with the F-117. Torrejon, RAF Bentwaters, Ramstein, Hill, Kunsan, Eielson, and Gianaclis. Two tours with the F-117, retired just before they did.

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Unread post16 Jul 2011, 01:41

Hmm, not still on Active duty,
MacDill 78 or 79 when the F-16s arrived, worked with the Hill guys that came to set up the program
Kunsan 81-82
MacDill 82 to 90, most of that time as an FTD instructor
Selfridge ANGB 90 to 94 as FTD instructor at FTD222
Hmm, 15 years total
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Unread post16 Jul 2011, 04:00

Crew Chief 20yrs all on F-16's
Misawa AB Japan 1986-1990 13th AMU Blocks 15 and 30 conversion
Nellis AFB NV 1990-1993 57FWS Falcon AMU Blocks 32 and 42 conversion
Osan AB ROK 1993-1994 36 FS Blocks 42 and 40 conversion
Hill AFB UT 1994-1995 4th FS Block 50
Break
MIANG Selfridge ANGB MI 127th AMXS 1998-2008 Block 30's
VTANG Burlington VT 2008-2010 158th AMXS Blocks 25 and 30 conversion
Sept 2010 SMSgt Retired total of 20 years 6 months 29 days.

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Unread post16 Jul 2011, 04:35

Avionics puke 1980-1990 on A-7D/K Tucson ANG, one year traditional and the rest Civil Service/Full time.
Quality Assurance on F-16A/B/C/D/CG/DG/E/F 1990-2009 (that's 19 years for you Crew Chiefs that are bad at math :poke: ) all Civil Service/Full time.
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Unread post07 Jun 2012, 22:37

PointyHead wrote:Back when I showed up at Hill in March, 82, I was among the first 3-levels sent directly to the brand-new Viper. Before that, it was maintained by mostly prior F-4 guys.

I didn't think much of it over the years, until I noticed most of my contemporaries getting out either by separation or retirement.

I've been on the F-16 continually since I came in, stationed at:

Hill
Torrejon
Nellis
Luke
Kunsan
Spangdahlem
Hill
Gianaclis (Egypt F-16s)
and Luke

Any old-time Viper guys still on active duty?


82 ? I got my 5 level in early 80 and I did not work on f-4's??
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Unread post07 Jun 2012, 22:40

tenacious101010 wrote:Hmm, not still on Active duty,
MacDill 78 or 79 when the F-16s arrived, worked with the Hill guys that came to set up the program
Kunsan 81-82
MacDill 82 to 90, most of that time as an FTD instructor
Selfridge ANGB 90 to 94 as FTD instructor at FTD222
Hmm, 15 years total
Denny Cole 462 Armament Systems


Denny I remember you I was on the Kun at the same time!!
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Unread post08 Jun 2012, 01:46

16TFTS Black Radomes!! Dec 79 to Oct 82
Kunsan, 35th, Oct 82 to Oct 83
Luke, 311Th, Oct 82 to Jan 91
Eielson, Jan 91 to Aug 94
Retired in 96

Miss them so bad
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Unread post08 Jun 2012, 09:35

Joined in nov 81 retired dec 2001. Crew Chief on F-16's only, HILL, HAHN, NELLIS, KUNSAN, RAMSTEIN, AVIANO AND CANNON! Blocks 5 thru 42! Then did F-16's, blk 15's thru 52's plus some other peoples F-16's at Hill in the Depot. Doing the F-22 now.
27 years wrenching on F-16's, Blk 5's thru 52's. 4 years wrenching on F-22's, 431X1
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