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  MSgt. Chris Pastorius (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. Chris Pastorius (Ret.)
Unit 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Fighting 612th"
Crewing F-16s from 1986 until 2005
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Started out at MacDill in 1986 crewing 78-0109. Went to TJ from there and work my ass off for 3 years but had a blast. Visited Homestead for about 8 months and got blown up to Moody for 3 years (met my wife there). Went to Osan and drank my ass off had a blast (Got married on mid-tour in Hawaii to April). Then Spangdahlem working on block 50's. This is where it gets ugly.....Cannon AFB NM in the 522 as Phase dock chief for 3 years. Then it got better Kunsan got lucky in QA for a year. Guess where I went after that? Back to lovely Cannon for a couple more years. Now I am at Kadena as a Pro Super learning a whole new jet after 19 years on the F-16. Enjoyed every assignment.

Current or Favourite assignment

21 years old in Madrid Spain. The best group of Crew Chiefs I have ever worked with. We all worked hard but god we played even harder.


Deployed with 612th to Incirlik for Desert Strom in 91
Northern Watch from Spang in 97
Southern Watch from Spang in 98

My Jets & Assignments

78109 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 62nd Fighter Squadron "Spikes" [Unit History]
Period 1987 - 1989
Current: 984   F-16B Block 5 [ sto]
62nd AMU Macdill AFB
86345 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Fighting 612th" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1992
Current: 86345   USAF 120 FS F-16C Block 30 [ act]
I only crewed 345 during Desert Storm. My DCC were on 86-0044 the bus until we deployed. We did not take 0044 to the war with us. 345 was a great flying jet.
89095 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 307th Fighter Squadron "Stingers" [Unit History]
Period 1992 - 1992
Current: 89095   USAF 68 FS F-16C Block 40 [ w/o]
A little storm named Hurricane Andrew sent me to Moody
89143 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 307th Fighter Squadron "Stingers" [Unit History]
Period 1992 - 1995
Current: 89143   USAF 8 FS F-16C Block 40 [ act]
91420 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 23rd Fighter Squadron "Fighting Hawks" [Unit History]
Period 1996 - 1999
Current: 91420   USAF 179 FS F-16C Block 50 [ act]
Froze my butt off walking from HAS 44 to HAS 20 whatever jumping intakes
Unit 522nd Fighter Squadron "Fireballs" [History]
Period 1999 - 2002
Phase Dock Chief learned alot my Airman they were awesome
Unit 8th MXG
Period 2002 - 2003
The beloved QA #24
Unit 27 AMXS Staff
Period 2003 - 2005
On staff of a bit.
Unit 67th AMU
Period 2005 -
On the 15 now as a Pro Super. I learn more and more about the 15. But boy do I miss the 16
Visitor Comments
Kevin Kruse MSgt, Jan 12, 2009 - 12:54 PM

Is this the same Pastorius that I worked with at Cannon with Sgt Linkus etc? If it is I hope you and your family are well. I'm back at Kunsan...good times soon to PCS to Tyndall.

Take it easy bro

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