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Name SSgt. Tim Babb
Unit 17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters"
Crewing F-16s from 1987 until 1992
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My first assignment was at RAF Lackenheath 48th FW, 494FS(Apr'84-Apr87) where I was a crew chief on F111F's. I then was assigned to the 363rd FW 17th FS at Shaw AFB (Apr'87-Jul'92). I was the DCC on 84-1251 while station there. I was on the 9th AF demonstration team for 2 years (89-90). Deployed with the 17th to Desert Shield/Storm. I did the nose art on several of the 16's while there(War Wench, Blood Storm, Next, Night Stalker, Dr. Feel Good). I was the first crew chief to recieve a new block 40 F-16 at Shaw (can't remember the tail #, but I still have the Pratt emblem I pried off the engine casing). Seperated in '92 and wish I would never have left.

Current or Favourite assignment

The guy's and gal's I worked with back then at the 17th are the best group of people I have ever worked with. We worked hard, played hard and had alot of fun doing it. We always took care of each other.


While with the 494th FW I took part in Operation Eldorado Canyon although my jet 379 broke hard in the chocks. I was deployed to Desert Shield/Storm with the 17th FS.

My Jets & Assignments

84251 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 17th Fighter Squadron "Hooters" [Unit History]
Period 1987 - 1992
Current: AAFG0709   USAF AMARC F-16C Block 25 [ sto]
Other aircraft/assignments RAF Lakenheath 48FW 494FS F111F tail# 379 and 443
Visitor Comments
ramboy101, May 17, 2011 - 03:32 AM

Tim, kind of funny how things work out isn't it, lol. I am still working for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft making these great jet engines for the F-16S, hope you are doing well, talk to you soon, Bob Zachariewicz Jr.

herc1130, Jun 03, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Hey Tim what's up??? so you left and missed it did you?? Remember on the PiMP jet!!!lol. When I left Shaw I went to springfield ILANG to work block 15 then went to Peoria ILANG to work block 15. In 1995 we switched to c-130s. That was the best because I got to fly with it all the time. Retired in 2004 after the last deployment to the desert.

Have been a cop since 1990, starting in a small town outside of Peoria call Bartonville. Transfer to east Peoria PD in 2001.

Of coure have 2 ex wifes and 4 kids but well.......

So what have you been up to.

You and write me here or at

Hi Tim!
krystalskinkle, Feb 21, 2015 - 05:09 AM

If you happen to see this message, join Facebook and find the page 363 TFW Alumni. We'd love to see you! I hope all is well.


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