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  MSgt. Ken " Vader" Gamel (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. Ken Gamel (Ret.)
Unit 13th Fighter Squadron "Panthers"
Crewing F-16s from 1983 until 1997
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Started off as a Crew Chief on the F111A/E at Eglin AFB FL

Current or Favourite assignment

The 13 FS Panthers was a great group of people who all worked hard and played hard together.


Cope Thunder, Philippines/Alaska numerous
Cobra Gold, Thailand
Commando Sling, Singapore x2
Cope North, Nyuta Baru
Cope Fog, Kadena AB numerous
CasEx, Osan AB x3

My Jets & Assignments

85499 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 13th Fighter Squadron "Panthers" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1993
Current: QF-082   USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 30 [ act]
Keeping the peace with a multiple release.
90825 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 14th Fighter Squadron "Samurais" [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 1997
Current: 90825   USAF 14 FS F-16C Block 50 [ act]
Lets do a slow burn defuel, again..
82037 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 46th Test Wing [Unit History]
Period 1983 - 1985
Current: 82037   USAF 39 FTS F-16B Block 15 [ w/o]
Killer "B"
Other aircraft/assignments F111E 68-058 Eglin Weapons Test Center, 3214 OMS 1981-1983
Visitor Comments
3214 OMS
Dave Nelson, Feb 14, 2010 - 09:29 AM

Hi Ken,

We worked together for a short period in C-flight or the Tool Crib (or both, memory's going) at the 3214 OMS before I left to become a flight engineer. That would have been 83-84.

Dave Nelson

3214 oms
Billy Selph, Feb 22, 2011 - 03:07 PM

Hey Ken,

We were in "C" flt. at Eglin 82-84,you are to blame for me getting into scuba diving LOL,hope things are going good for you these days.


I should know you guys
Rick Villarreal, Nov 13, 2012 - 06:45 PM

Wasn't C flt comprised of the F-15, F-16's and A-10's ?

I was on the F-15 80-84 at 3214 OMS.

Ken do you remember Robin Knorr on F-111's or Mike Fowler??

What about Tracy Loiselle on the F-16 side?


3214 OMS
Marty King, Jan 19, 2014 - 05:19 PM

Hey Ken,

I was in "C" flight from 82 -83 and then got transferred down to "E" flight working F-4s. I can remember the flight chief name was Mike Bell. My dorm mate at that time was Bruce Suetsugu. He actually worked the T-38s there.


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