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Check Six – 1986: 199 Fighter Squadron Aircrews at Holloman AFB

June 1, 2020

This photograph first appeared in the May 29, 2010 e-newsletter issue of  Retiree News. 

Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

In talking to some crewmembers in this photo, this was a Hawaii Air National Guard deployment to Holloman AFB, New Mexico prior to the 199th Fighter Squadron‘s conversion to the McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagles. Most remember the deployment happening in 1986 because the conversion is generally recognized in 1987.

The squadron flew McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantoms at the time and the photograph shows some of the pilots and weapons systems officers (WSOs) who deployed.

Back row: Dalwyn WongClinton “Church” ChurchillMichael “Rainbow” ChowFred “TRIFOX” FogelArthur “Sky” HicksJoseph “Primo” Ah NewJoseph Akim

Front row: Leroy “Stringer” PerryStanley “Ossum” OssermanWilliam “Rocket” Spillane, Jeffrey BurrowsOmar “OJ” Faufata 

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