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  Brig.Gen. Charlie Lyon

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Name Brig.Gen. Charlie Lyon
Unit 422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats"
Flying F-16s
Viper Hours 3000
FWS Grad, 35 TFS Kunsan 1986, Flew with 526TFS in the 1990's. Later he was Lt. Col. at 22FS/DO Spangdahlem AB

Col. Charles W. Lyon, a command combat pilot, is the new commander of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base since July 2003. Prior to his appointment, Lyon served as the 57th Operations Group commander at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. He received his commission from the Citadel's Reserve Officer Training Corps program in Charleston, S.C., in 1980 and graduated from undergraduate pilot training in 1982.

Lyon is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, including combat over Iraq and Serbia/Kosovo.

He has received the Defense Superior Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service and Air medals.

F-16 Flying Hours

3,000 Hours # 127 on the 3K list
Unit N/A
Date 6 May 2005
2,000 Hours # 96 on the 2K list
Unit   526th Fighter Squadron "Black Knights" [Unit History]
Date 1992
1,000 Hours # 354 on the 1K list
Unit   422nd Test & Evaluation Squadron "Green Bats" [Unit History]
Date 1997

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