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Name SSgt. Dan Dunn (Ret.)
Unit 6510th Test Wing
Crewing F-16s from 1983 until 1986
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I was assigned to the 388th TFW at Hill AFB in 1980. I worked on F-16's in the 34th and later 421st AMUs. I was later assigned to the 388th Headquarters Squadron and worked in the MACC until the fall of 1982, when I was assigned to beautiful Kunsan Air Base in the wonderful Republic of Korea. I spent a year there as part of the 8th TFW, 35th AMU as a crew chief, having decided to return to the flightline and leave the dark and cozy world of the command post.

In 1983 I returned stateside and was sent to Edwards Air Force Base, where aviation history is in the air. I spent a lot of time drinking. I also participated in the early development of the two major weapons systems--the LANTIRN project and the F-16C, as well as what was then called NAVSTAR Global Positioning System but is now known simply as "GPS."

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81724 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 8th Fighter Wing "Wolf Pack" [Unit History]
Period 1983 - 1883
Current: 81724   USAF 35 TFS F-16A Block 15 [ w/o]
I was the Dedicated Crew Chief on this aircraft for a very brief time. It was lost after a collison during DACT with a USMC F-4.
81668 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 8th Fighter Wing "Wolf Pack" [Unit History]
Period 1983 - 1983
Current: 10202   RTAF 102 sqn F-16A Block 15 ADF [ w/o]
After the loss of 81-0724 I was assigned as Dedcated Crew Chief on 81-0668. This aircraft was a hangar queen when I got it, but later won the "High Flyer" award at Cope Thunder.
81688 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 6510th Test Wing [Unit History]
Period 1983 - 1986
Current: AAFG0330   USAF AMARC F-16A Block 15 [ sto]
This was the first single seat F-16 to be LANTIRN capable. It was a test F-16A. Along with two F-16Bs it comprised the LANTIRN test unit from 1984 to 85. Many "firsts" regarding the use of the LANTIRN pods were recorded by this aircraft.
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