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Name MSgt. Danny McClain (Ret.)
Unit 21st Fighter Squadron "The Gamblers"
Crewing F-16s
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I Crewed F-16's my entire active duty career ( Blocks 1 thru 42 )

Current or Favourite assignment

The 21 FS was the last squadron I was assingned to prior to my retirement in 2000. I was hired by NFFM / L-3 Vertex Aerospace and currently working as a crew chief in the 21st since June 2004 on acft 93-711.

My Jets & Assignments

78090 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit N/A
Period 1980 - 1982
Current: 78090   F-16B Block 1 [ scr]
I started out in the EMS phase dock and when I got my assignment to Kunsan in June of 1981 I went to the flightline to get qualified prior to going the the KUN, and I was assigned this acft on day shift.
80521 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [Unit History]
Period 1982 - 1982
Current: 80521   F-16A Block 10 [ scr]
This acft was high flyer for three months in a row while I crewed it in 1982. We went to Clark AB, Philippines for Cope Thunder in July of 82. ( Had a blast). Later that year we went to Australia at Pearce AB for the Sand Gropper exercise.
81790 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Fighting 612th" [Unit History]
Period 1983 - 1989
Current: AAFG0368   USAF AMARC F-16A Block 15 [ sto]
I was on this acft at Torrejon AB Spain, from the time it came from the factory unitil we sent it to Moody AFB. While at TJ I was on the base Track and Cross Country teams in 1983. In 1987 I was on the Gun Smoke team from 4 to 7 October which we took 3rd over all at Nellis AFB NV. Other tdy's that I went on while at TJ were Incirlik 9 times. Aviano 4 times ( sat Victor alert once, and blue 4 once ) Bentwaters AB England once, Hellenicon AB Greece once, Spangdahlem AB Germany once, Ramstein AB Germany once, and Bitburg AB Germany once.
88524 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 310th Fighter Squadron "Tophats" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1995
Current: 88524   USAF 314 FS F-16C Block 42 [ act]
I started out crewing this ACFT when we received it from the factory, then I went onto MAT for two years. While in MAT I taught primarily Engine run and all crew chief related courses. After Mat I went into the MOC for 2 years, and then I received an assingment to Osan.
89080 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 1996
Current: 89080   USAF 36 FS F-16C Block 40 [ act]
This was a good flying jet while I crewed it 1995-96.
Unit 63rd Fighter Squadron "Panthers" [History]
Period 1996 - 1996
Asst flight chief on swing shift.
Unit 21st Fighter Squadron "The Gamblers" [History]
Period 1996 - 1999
Expediter , Asst flight chief , Flight chief, QA
93711 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 21st Fighter Squadron "The Gamblers" [Unit History]
Period 2004 - 2009
Current: 93711   USAF 21 FS F-16A Block 20 [ w/o]
NFFM / L-3 Vertex Aerospace took over the squadron from active duty personnel in June 2004.
Unit 21st Fighter Squadron "The Gamblers" [History]
Period 2009 - 2011
I was in QA from 2009-2011. As of July 2011 I retired and moved to Dansville New York.
Visitor Comments
Cross country
Albert Fairweather, Msgt retired, Apr 25, 2010 - 10:41 PM

I remember running with you in 1983 on the Cross country team. You were a great mechanic and an outstanding runner. I worked in QA and as a crew chief in the 614th

You and TJ
Chip Morris, Jan 22, 2017 - 07:41 PM

HI Danny!

Its Chip Morris from TJ.. Just setting here thinking of all my old friends, least the ones my memory will let me have!!! If you get this message, drop me a line!! I would love to hear where life has taken you!!

Repectfully Chip Morris..

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