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  CMSgt. Mike Barrowman (Ret.)

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Name CMSgt. Mike Barrowman (Ret.)
Unit 510th Fighter Squadron "Buzzards"
Crewing F-16s from 1977 until 2004
Contact avibuzz Send me a private message
1974 - 1977 DCC 33rd Fw, 58th AMU, Eglin AFB
1978 - 1979 DCC 8th FW, 35th AMU, Kunsan AB
1979 - 1981 DCC 58th FW, 311th FS, Luke AFB
1981- 1982 QA inspector, 8th FW, Kunsan AB
1982 - 1986 QA inspector, 56th FW, MacDill, AFB
1986 - 1987 Maintenance Branch CHief, 8th FW, Kunsas AB
1987 - 1996 Flight Chief, Production Super 56 FW, 310FS, Luke AFB
1996 - 2000 Chief of Maintenance 31st FW, 510FS, Aviano AB
2000 - 2004 Operation Group CEM, Eielson AFB
1 JULY 2004 RETIRED AFTER 30 YEARS. What a ride

Current or Favourite assignment

The most outstanding collection of maintainers and pilots in the USAF. A true team in every sense of the word. Col Dave "FACE" Nichols summed it up best when he coined the phrase "The Worlds Most Combat Capable Fighter Squadron" "Buzzards Rule" Enough said

My Jets & Assignments

80569 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 35th Fighter Squadron "Pantons" [Unit History]
Period 1978 - 1979
Current: 80569   F-16A Block 15 ADF [ scr]
It was the Kun, what can you say
78020 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 311th Fighter Squadron "Sidewinders" [Unit History]
Period 1979 - 1981
Current: 78020   F-16A Block 1 [ scr]
Other aircraft/assignments F-4 /F-15 58th AMU, 33rd Fw, Eglin AFB
Visitor Comments
The Chiefs Chief
DeGrawR, Jul 31, 2008 - 02:28 PM


Maybe it was the atmosphere or the squadron or living in the Buzzard Dynasty, but hands down you are one of the best Chiefs I ever have the opportunity to work for. I believe we are all better people for having the priveledge to work for and with you.

Definately a hands on kind of guy.

Rich "QuickDraw" DeGraw

avibuzz, Aug 10, 2008 - 07:01 AM

Thanks Rich but it was mechanics like you that made being the Chief an awesome experience. Hands down we had the finest people ever assembled in one squadron. To this day i still bleed purple. BUZZARDS RULE

The Best
steve weipert, Nov 05, 2008 - 09:13 PM


I don't think the AF will ever have the talent at one place at the same time again like we had in the 510th!

Duane Slater, Oct 18, 2010 - 03:05 AM


Been looking for you and I'm at Kadena still. Send an email.

Old Times
Madewooden, Oct 18, 2010 - 02:37 PM


Never did thank you for the free ride at Disney World!

Tim Laynor

Luke afb
Troy fowler, Oct 09, 2016 - 07:09 AM

Mike, living in Las Vegas hit me up if come here... 310 the amu...

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