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  MSgt. Travis Scates

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Name MSgt. Travis Scates
Unit 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts"
Crewing F-16s from 2002 until 2011
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Forced into the Bomber world, working at Whiteman AFB on The B-2, spent six years in Whiteman, with some interesting and rewarding jobs. Moved to Fairchild AFB Wa. To learn et another Airframe. Found out this week I am headed back to F-16's! finish my career as a fighter.

Current or Favourite assignment

389th was the place i started I met a lot of good people. Grew up nd learned the Air Force with some damn good maintainers.


Balad Iraq
Kunsan AB Korea
Incirlik Ab Turkey

My Jets & Assignments

92880 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" [Unit History]
Period 2002 - 2004
Current: 92880   USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 52 [ act]
My first jet started as the 3rd wipe moved to 1st wipe pretty quick then got my own jet
92908 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" [Unit History]
Period 2004 - 2007
Current: 92908   USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 52 [ act]
Pride of the fleet
Unit 35th mxs
Period 2007 - 2011
No aircraft tail. Transient Alert, Wheel and Tre and Crash Recovery. Also deployed as Phase in 2008
B-2 Spirit
Unit 509 AMXS
Period 2011 - 2018
Crewed my first bomber. Expeditor, CTK NCOIC PRP Manager A lot of lessons learned here.
KC-135 Stratotanker
Unit 92 AMXS
Period 2018 - 219
Spent a year learning this one including a deployment. Promoted to the office fore six months before heading to MXS
KC-135 Stratotanker
Unit 92MXS
Period 2019 - 2021
A/R, CDDAR, Wheel and tire section chief.
KC-135 Stratotanker
Unit 92 MXO
Period 2021 - 2023
MOC Superintendent, received an assignment to OSAN AB.
Unit 51st Fighter Wing [History]
Period 2023 -
Visitor Comments
texasranger26, Oct 31, 2007 - 03:44 AM

hey scates!! how is japan?? the Depot is ok, i am rady to leave to be honest.. i kinda wish i would have stayed in.. oh well, life is good though. 26 bucks an hour isnt too bad to turn wrenches!!! anyway, take care bud!!


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