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Trulan Arthur Eyre
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General Trulan Arthur Eyre
Nickname Packer
Born September 2, 1957(1957-09-02) (age 62)
Place of birth Salt Lake City, Utah
Allegiance United States
Service/branch Flag of the United States Air Force.png United States Air Force
Years of service 1979-Present
Rank General
Unit 120th Fighter Squadron
Commands held 140th Wing Commander
Battles/wars Operation Iraqi Freedom
Awards Bronze Star
Legion of Merit (2)
Meritorious Service Medal (w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

Brigadier General Trulan Arthur Eyre (born September 2, 1957) received his USAF regular commission in 1979 as a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He has served in numerous assignments in flying and operations, as well as command positions at squadron, group, and wing levels. He also served as the United States Air Force F-16 European Demonstration Pilot and the Deputy Director, Air Coordination and Control Element, US Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq. General Eyre joined the Colorado Air National Guard in 1988 as a traditional member. He is a command pilot with over 4000 hours in the A-7, C-21, F-16, and T-38 including more than 100 combat hours. He is also the oldest active pilot flying the F-16 in any branch of the United States Military.[1]

Brigadier General Trulan A. Eyre is the Commander, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. He is responsible for over 1500 personnel in support of F-16C+ (Air Combat Command) fighter and C-21 (Air Mobility Command) airlift aircraft missions, as well as 137th Space Warning Squadron (Air Force Space Command) and Civil Engineering (Pacific Air Forces) missions.[2]

AchievementsEdit

  • 1984 Lead-In Fighter Training Top Gun and Distinguished Graduate
  • 1984 F-16 Replacement Training Unit Top Gun and Outstanding Graduate
  • 1986 496th Tactical Fighter Squadron Top Gun
  • 2000 140th Wing Top Gun

AssignmentsEdit

1. August 1979 - July 1980, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
2. August 1980 - March 1981, Student, T-38, Pilot Instructor Training, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
3. March 1981 - August 1982, Instructor Pilot, T-38, 97th Flying Training Squadron, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
4. August 1982 - September 1983, Standardization and Evaluation Flight Examiner, T-38, 82nd Flying Training Wing, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
5. October 1983 - January 1984, Student, T-38, Lead-in-Fighter Training, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
6. February 1984 - October 1984, Student, F-16, Replacement Training Unit, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
7. October 1984 - October 1988, F-16 Pilot/Instructor Pilot/Standardization and Evaluation Flight Examiner, 496th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hahn Air Base, West Germany
8. May 1987 - October 1988, United States Air Forces Europe F-16 Demonstration Pilot, Hahn Air Base, West Germany
9. November 1988 - June 1996, A7/F-16 Pilot/Instructor Pilot/Standardization and Evaluation Flight Examiner, 120th Fighter Squadron, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado
10. June 1996 - June 1998, Commander, D-Flight, 120th Fighter Squadron, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado
11. October 2000 - October 2003, Commander, 140th Operations Support Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado
12. October 2003 - October 2006, Commander, 140th Operations Group, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado
13. January 2006 - May 2006, Deputy Director, Air Control and Coordination Element, United States Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq
14. October 2006 - May 2007, Vice Commander, 140th Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado
15. May 2007–Present, Commander, 140th Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado

Major awards and decorationsEdit

EducationEdit

1979 United States Air Force Academy, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineer, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
1985 Tactical Leadership Programme, Jever Air Base, Germany
2002 Air War College, by correspondence.

PromotionsEdit

Second Lieutenant 30 May 1979
First Lieutenant 30 May 1981
Captain 30 May 1983
Major 8 August 1992
Lieutenant Colonel 20 July 1997
Colonel 27 February 2004
Brigadier General 28 June 2007

Flying recordEdit

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 4000
Aircraft Flown: A-7D/K Corsair II, C-21 Learjet, F-16A/B/C/D Falcon, T-37 Tweet, T-38 Talon

ReferencesEdit

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "USAF 140th Wing".

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