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 MSgt. James Riddle

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Name MSgt. James Riddle
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Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats"
Crewing F-16s from 1991 until 1999
Contact JamesRiddle Send me a private message
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Sometimes it sucks to make rank! I'd rather be crewing a jet than pushing paperwork around!

Current or Favourite assignment

As much as it sucked to be away from family . . . both times . . . still the best job satisfaction on those old POS's

My Jets & Assignments

F-4 Phantom II
Unit 45 TRTS
Period 1986 - 1987
63-0741 - second oldest Recce in the inventory
A-10 Thunderbolt II
Unit 343 TFW
Period 1987 - 1993
80-0257 - first as a DCC
88486 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 74th Fighter Squadron "Flying Tigers" [Unit History]
Period 1993 - 1994
Current: 88486  USAF 16 WS F-16C Block 40 [act]
And they made this one a flagship?
87351 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 74th Fighter Squadron "Flying Tigers" [Unit History]
Period 1994 - 1995
Current: 87351  USAF 555 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
Second Block 40 - what is it with #2
86351 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 1996 - 1996
Current: 86351  USAF 18 AGRS F-16C Block 30 [act]
Someone thought it funny to stick me on this one - K!
86321 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [Unit History]
Period 1996 - 1997
Current: 86321  USAF 182 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
91405 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 23rd Fighter Squadron "Fighting Hawks" [Unit History]
Period 1997 - 1999
Current: 91405  USAF 179 FS F-16C Block 50 [act]
Last jet I crewed. Although spent as much time Expediting as crewing.
Unit 22nd Fighter Squadron "Stingers" [History]
Period 1999 - 2002
Did a couple years as QA, then Support Section Chief in Red
Unit 20 FW
Period 2002 - 2005
What a sucky couple of years working as Crash Section Chief!
Unit 80th Fighter Squadron "Juvats" [History]
Period 2005 - 2006
Back for Round 2! Finally made it to Pro Super!
Other aircraft/assignments The last go around - Seymour Johnson in the 333 AMU Lancers. Started in a training unit, and now I'll finish in a training unit.

Visitor Comments

Hello from a fellow Stinger!
Enginetester, May 11, 2008 - 03:10 AM

Jim, write me back if you get this. Hope you're doing well.

Tom Fisher

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