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Name TSgt. Keith Baker (Ret.)
Unit 17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters"
Crewing F-16s from 1985 until 1994
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Started in the guard, went active at Shaw, with the 17th TFS/AMU. Workd the wing king jet for 3 years then went to be a maintance instructor till Hugo hit. Went to the the Illinois ANG in Springfield and started working on block 15s again then in 1991, went to Peoria ANG and crewed 16s till they left in 1994 then crewed the c-130E until I retired. Was a blast crewing the 130, but was also GREAT to work on the 16s

My Jets & Assignments

84261 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters" [Unit History]
Period 1985 - 1988
Current: QF-061   USAF 82 ATRS QF-16C Block 25 [ act]
going to Bodo, Norway was really cool
Unit 170th Fighter Squadron "Fly'N Illini" [History]
Period 1989 - 1991
Went to Denmark for an ore, was really cool, staying in new 3 gen shelters
Unit 169th Fighter Squadron "Defenders of Freedom" [History]
Period 1991 - 1994
went to fairford england on the last deployment before converting to the C-130
C-130 Hercules
Unit turned into the 169th Airlift sq.
Period 1994 - 2004
did a lot of real world missions, with Joint Endevior, Joint Guard, Southern watch, South America , OEF, OIF, deploied on Mar of 2003, returned 2004, was a Flying Crew Chief the whole time on this airframe.
Visitor Comments
an old name
Bob Whitaker, Apr 03, 2013 - 03:30 AM

I crewed 1261, Colonel Calloways jet, with you and Roach from 4/87 until I was moved to Zachariwicz (?) a/c, 1378. I also crewed with kevin Patnode. Whatever happened to SGT. Ray? Whatever happened to Roach? Remember Bambi Bambulas?

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