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  MSgt. Mike " Triple-M" McGuire (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. Mike McGuire (Ret.)
Unit 61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs"
Crewing F-16s from 1983 until 2007
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Started on the Phantom F-4 for the first 2 1/2 years, moved to F-16's and crewed them ever since.


Too many to count, will say the Philippines and Hawaii were the most memorable.

My Jets & Assignments

F-4 Phantom II
Unit 57th AGS, Phantom AMU, Las Vegas Nv.
Period 1983 - 1985
73-1193 Too many to list, but a couple really stick out in the ole memory. Another airman John Fink and I tried to lower the wing by ourselves. OUCH! That hurt. I was on the bottom. And the other was watching a NCO chase the OIC down the flight-line with a tank bar, boy was he pissed. I got my very first incentive ride, flew over the Nellis range, Grand cayon and lake mead. Was awsome that bent wing bug sucker really kicks some ass.
80599 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" [Unit History]
Period 1985 - 1986
Current: 80599   USAF FWS F-16A Block 15 [ w/o]
She decided to check out over the Nevada desert after she shredded her #5 bearing. The pilot couldn’t bring her home. R.I.P
80611 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" [Unit History]
Period 1986 - 1987
Current: AAFG0229   USAF AMARC F-16A Block 15 ADF [ sto]
Awsome aircraft. Got another incentive ride for winning DCC of the month 3 times in a row, and won Airmen of the quartef.
87293 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 57th AGS, Falcon AMU, Las Vegas Nv.
Period 1987 - 1989
Current: 87293   USNavy VFC-13 F-16C Block 32 [ act]
Went TDY to the factory to do the acceptance inspection. Shortly after I left for Korea, my baby was slected to become the #1 Thunderbird as they phased out their current modles. A very strange thing happened to her and we were united again in 1991.
87316 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1990
Current: 87316   USAF 522 FS F-16C Block 30 [ w/o]
What a pig! Think she was in Korea to long, needed some fresh air. Had a very awesome TDY to the Philippines. Got another incentive ride over Korea, that was cool. My year is up and off to the DEPOT 2952 CLSS, in Ogden Ut. Time to see a different side of the aircraft.
Unit 2952 CLSS currently 649th CLSS, Hill AFB,Ut
Period 1990 - 1995
Welcome to the F-16 DEPOT. Great job.
Unit 82nd TRG, 367TRS, OL-E Mission Ready Technican (MRT) Program
Period 1995 - 1998
What a great job. Met a lot of great people and had a lot of fun. I loved watching the jeeps walking though the exhaust. I just wish all my ex students continued success in their careers.
Unit 36th Fighter Squadron "Flying Fiends" [History]
Period 1998 - 1999
Back in Korea again. Some changes, same smell.. One thing is for sure last time in this arm pit.
Unit 61st Fighter Squadron "Top Dogs" [History]
Period 1999 - 2007
Visitor Comments
Imight not be your student!
Raphael Romero, Dec 23, 2009 - 10:29 PM

I might not be your student, but you are by far the first and best Flight Chief I've had. I'm sorry I couldn't go to your retirement. I hope everything is well in your life as a civilian. God Bless.

Eric Koch, Oct 24, 2014 - 04:36 PM

I was on the web and put the number of one of my favorite jets and your profile popped up, I was the first crew chief of this jet and took delivery early 76, it was beautiful hen brand new and was designated the 4 TFW Wing Commanders aircraft, General Robert Russ ( a Col at the time) he had the Bicennteinal emblem placed on the intake and because he was so impressed with my dorm room paint job and excellent ratings he made me his crew chief, I used a formula I called JP-409 to clean it, it was half JP-4 half 409, lol , worked great good times!!

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