RAM BOSS from Jan 08-Jun 09...everything else is rubbish! F-16 assignments include Fuujins x 2, Pantons, Stingers, Weapons School, Fiends (Fiend Mayor 98-99), 422, Wild Ducks (Luke), and RUDE RAMS. So far only one staff tour as the Chief of Operational Requirements for the F-35, Headquarters Air Combat Command.
Memorable F-16 Aircraft
F-16 #89005 [Detailed history of this F-16]
88-354 had been the 34 FS Flagship since it arrived at Hill (as a Block 40 anyway). When the wing prepared for the latest round of OIF deployments, the ARC-210 was a go/no go item. Since 354 was not modified with the ARC-210 radio, she was not going to deploy with the 34th. I directed a flagship swap to ensure there was a 34th flagship deployed to the AOR, as the previous 2 Hill squadrons had. Selfish? Hell yes...but the photos we got in the AOR made it all worth it. If you get a chance to see some of the work by Jeff Stoermer (aka "Storm"), it's awesome. He's a 135 boom operator that has skills with the lens.
Early deployments to Incirlik for Operation Provide Comfort II and Operation Northern Watch, then two deployments to Balad during OIF (2007 and 2008).