Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET STALLION Ørland AB (Norway) 15 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
31 TFW/309 TFS
(
Homestead AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A/B (24) HS (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger  F-16A 82-0964 82-0982 82-1002 82-0977 82-0986 82-1007[1] F-16B 83-1167
Further Info

Only 7 F-16s identified. Command post for the eastbound leg was EC-135K 591518 8 TDCS, which recovered to RAF Mildenhall. 6 F-16's arrived on 18 February, followed by possibly another 6? on 23 February.
[1] Marked '309 TFS'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET MESA (Elder Forest) NAS Keflavik (Iceland) 20 APRIL - ca. 4 MAY 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
159 TFW/122 TFS
(
NAS New Orleans, Louisiana ANG)
F-15A/B (12) - (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15A 73-0085(yl) 73-0093(yl)[1] 73-0094(rd) 73-0095(gn) 73-0096(gn) 73-0100(gn) 73-0101(bl) 73-0104(bl) 73-0107(rd) 74-0117(rd) 74-0125(bl)
stagger F-15B 73-0110(gn)
Further Info

An unidentified number also arrived on the 21 April (supported by 8 TDCS EC-135K 59-1518, which went to Mildenhall). During the course of Exercise ELDER FOREST the F-15's flew missions, recovered to RAF Lossiemouth and then returned to Keflavik. Those noted at Lossiemouth were:
25 April (30085/30093/30094/30095/30101/30104/30107/30110); 26 April (30085/30094/30095/30101/30104/30107/30110)
27-30 April (30094/30095/30096/30100/30101/30104/30107/40117/40125/30110); 30 April (30085).
It was reported that the deployment returned to Keflavik on the 30 April and departed one week later (around 4/5 May), there is also a possibility that they departed direct to CONUS on the 30 April (The reason for 30085 joining the deployment at Lossiemouth?)
[1]
Went u/s at RAF Lossiemouth on 25 April but was fixed in time to depart with the rest of the deployment on 30 April.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SABRE (Dragon Hammer) Ghedi AB (Italy) 26 APRIL - 17 MAY 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
388 TFW/421 TFS
(
Hill AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16C (12) HL (black)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 88-0421[1] 88-0438 88-0443 88-0444 88-0449 88-0450 88-0459 88-0465 88-0466 88-0467 88-0470 88-0509
Further Info

Arrived via Torrejon (25 April) and departed via Lajes (leaving here on 18 May).
[1]
Marked '421 TFS/AMU'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET RODEO (Dragon Hammer) Verona - Villafranca AB (Italy) 27 APRIL - 16 MAY 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
354 TFW/355 TFS
(
Myrtle Beach AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (8) MB (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]

stagger 79-0132 79-0159 78-0688[1] 78-0686 78-0662 78-0599 79-0141 79-0160

Further Info

Deployed/Re-Deployed via Lajes. The re-deploy back to CONUS was supported by EC-135K 59-1518 (which arrived RAF Mildenhall 15 May and departed to Lajes the next day)
[1]
Marked '355 TFS'

 
ffffffffffffffffff 78-0662 one of the eight A-10A's from Myrtle Beach AFB that deployed to Italy for 'Dragon Hammer 90'. The
fffffffffffffffffffffftheme for this years 'Coronet' names was the Wild West.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Mil-Slides/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SADDLE (Dragon Hammer) Aviano AB (Italy) 30 APRIL - 11 MAY 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
186 TRG/153 TRS
(
Key Field, Mississippi ANG
RF-4C (10) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0931 65-0935 66-0401 66-0423 66-0425 66-0428 66-0433 66-0478 67-0438 67-0442
Further Info

Arrived via Torrejon AB, Spain.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Ramstein AB (West Germany) 30 MAY - 5 JULY 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
347 TFW/68 TFS
(
Moody AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (24) MY (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger  81-0684 81-0690 81-0704 81-0714 81-0719 81-0790 81-0792 82-0931 82-0945 82-0991 82-0996 83-1093[1]
stagger  83-1094[2] 83-1098 83-1099[1] 83-1100 83-1102 83-1104 83-1106 831108 83-1109 83-1110 83-1113 83-1114(multi)[3]
Further Info

Officially attached 86 TFW/USAFE 30 May – 5 July. 3 unidentified F-16A's departed 12 July. Re-deploy Command Post was 8 TDCS EC-135K 59-1518 (which arrived Mildenhall 3 July).
[1] Arrived via Plattsburgh AFB 2 June. [2] Marked '68 TFS' [3] Marked '347 TFW'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET TRIGGER Soesterberg AB (The Netherlands) 31 MAY - 25 JUNE 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
33 TFW/60 TFS
(
Eglin AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15C/D (12) EG (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15C 85-0117 85-0118[1] 85-0123 86-0145 86-0156 86-0165 86-0166 86-0175 86-0176 86-0177 F-15D 85-0132 85-0134
Further Info

Arrived as Total 11-16, 21-26.
[1] Marked '33 TFW' named 'Gulf Spirit'

 

ffffffffffffffffff Eglin based F-15C 86-0177 at Soesterberg AB during Coronet Trigger.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via George Van Der Schoor/Peter Greengrass Collection.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CANYON (Central Enterprise) Brustem AB (Belgium) 1 JUNE - 27 JUNE 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
185 TFW/174 TFS
(Sioux City, Iowa ANG
)
A-7D/K (12) HA (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 75-0405[1] 70-1008[1] 69-6210 69-6215 69-6227 69-6239 70-0948 71-0327 72-0182 72-0190 74-1750 A-7K 81-0073
Further Info

The 174th flew 340 sorties, for a total of 633 hours during deployment. Crews from the 175 TFS/IA ANG probably also took part. Command Post for the re-deploy was EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS, which had arrived at RAF Mildenhall 25 June & departed 27 June.
[1] Arrived at RAF Mildenhall 24 May to Attend Air Fete 90. Departed to Ramstein 28 May. (assume they went to Brustem 1 June)

 
ffffffffffffffffff A-7K 81-0073 photographed at Bierset AB, Belgium whilst attending the Open Day on 23 June. Also in the static
fffffffffffffffffffffffdisplay was A-7D 80-0948, another of the 'Coronet Canyon' deployment at Brustem.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CREEK CORSAIR (Cold Fire) Spangdahlem AB (West Germany) 8 JUNE - 21 JULY 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
112 TFG/146 TFS
(
Greater Pittsburgh IAP, Pennsylvania ANG)
A-7D (2) PT (black/yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 72-0232 74-1743
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
140 TFW/120 TFS
(
Buckley ANGB, Colorado ANG)
A-7D/K (3) CO (white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 70-1055 71-0341 A-7K 79-0469
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
192 TFG/149 TFS
(
Byrd Field, Virginia ANG)
A-7D (2) VA (gray/blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 70-0955 71-0333
Further Info

 

 
ffffffffffffffffff Photographed at Spangdahlem during 'Creek Corsair', a six-week ANG A-7 mini-deployment, is one of the two
fffffffffffffffffffffffPennsylvania Air Guard A-7D's that deployed, both in Euro One schemes.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Josef Strerath/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 
ffffffffffffffffff One of the more attractive low-viz schemes adorns this Colorado 'SLUF', another variation of this scheme can
fffffffffffffffffffffffbe compared below. The 120 TFS's Two-seater A-7K was still in the Euro One scheme.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Josef Strerath/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 
ffffffffffffffffff 'Sissy Susie' A-7D 70-0955 from the Virginia Guard's 149 TFS. This was the second year running that the 149th
ffffffffffffffffffffff had deployed to Europe, in September 89 they had visited Evenes, Norway.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Josef Strerath/Peter Greengrass Collection.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BULLET (Central Enterprise) Gilze-Rijen AB (The Netherlands) 12 JUNE - 9 JULY 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/7 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15A/B (12) HO (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15A 77-0078 77-0086(multi)[4] 77-0089[2][3] 77-0091[1][3] 77-0096 77-0097[5] 77-0099 77-0100 77-0102[1] 77-0148 77-0152[2] F-15B 77-0159
Further Info

Arrived using Devon 11-16, 21-26 callsigns.
[1] Diverted to Soesterberg AB on 12 June (F-15A 77-0096 burst tyre on landing at Gilze-Rijen and blocked runway), arrived 14 June. [2] Diverted to Soesterberg for same reason, arrived Gilze-Rijen 15 June. [3] Departed 11 July as Air spares for the CORONET SHOOTER re-deploy (see next deployment), diverted to Soesterberg and departed to CONUS 12 July (with 4 32 TFS F-15Cs going to Eglin AFB). [4] Marked '49 TFW' named 'City of Alamogordo' [5] Marked '7 TFS/AMU'

 
ffffffffffffffffff The 49 TFW from Holloman AFB deployed in force to The Netherlands in June 1990. 24 F-15 Eagles were
fffffffffffffffffffffffdeployed, evenly split between the 7 & 8 TFS's. Seen here at Gilze-Rijen on the 3 July is F-15A 77-0100.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Rolf H Flinzner/Via Sergio Bottaro/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SHOOTER (Central Enterprise) Gilze-Rijen AB (The Netherlands) 14 JUNE - 11 JULY 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/8 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15A/B (12) HO (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 76-0064 77-0081 77-0088 77-0098 77-0114 77-0118[2] 77-0119 77-0120 77-0142[1] 77-0144 77-0149 77-0151
Further Info

Arrival callsigns Konag 51-56, 61-66. Support for the re-deploy was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS which had arrived RAF Mildenhall 9 July.
[1] Diverted on 11 July to Soesterberg (along with the two CORONET BULLET aircraft), departed to CONUS 19 July (with some 32 TFS F-15C's bound for Eglin).
[2]
Marked '8 TFS/AMU'

 
ffffffffffffffffff 'Coronet Shooter' was the 8 TFS part of the deployment. Taxi-ing out of it's 'EOR' spot for another mission at
fffffffffffffffffffffffGilze-Rijen is F-15A 77-0151/HO. © Unknown/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET PONY Nordholz AB (West Germany) 9 JULY - 3 AUGUST 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
442 TFW/303 TFS
(Richards Gebaur AFB, Air Force Reserve)
A-10A (8) KC (black/yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0605 79-0090 79-0091 79-0093 79-0114 79-0119 79-0120 79-0121
Further Info

Arrived via Keflavik. Deployment re-positioned to RAF Woodbridge and departed home via Keflavik on 4 August.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Seen amongst the usual clutter of a modern airbase is A-10A 79-0121 from the AFRes assigned 303 TFS.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Josef Strerath/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET LARIAT RAF Sculthorpe (United Kingdom) 14 JULY - 28 JULY 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
128 TFW/176 TFS
(
Madison, Wisconsin ANG)
A-10A (4) OA-10A (8) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-10A 76-0527[2] 76-0548[2] 78-0690 78-0706 OA-10A 77-0254[1] 77-0264[1] 77-0276[1] 77-0237[1] 77-0238[1] 77-0247[1] 77-0259[1] 77-0263[1]
Further Info

Arrived as Talky 51-56, 61-66. 8 OA-10A's plus 2 A-10A's were transferred to the 10 TFW at RAF Alconbury. The aircraft were flown by 176 TFS crews but (as can be seen from the notes) other than two the rest were ex 103 TASS or 355 TTW aircraft. The 176th took back ex 10 TFW A-10A's all destined for the 103 TASS. these were:
79-0219 80-0156 80-0184 80-0214 80-0218 80-0275 80-0227 80-0232 80-0273 82-0647.
These had arrived at RAF Sculthorpe on 19/20 July, unfortunately 4 of these went u/s on the 28 July and diverted to RAF Alconbury, finally departing to CONUS on 13 August.
[1]
Transferred to the 10 TFW. All ex 103 TASS aircraft. [2] Transferred to 10 TFW, ex 355 TTW aircraft

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CREEK THUNDERBOLT Sembach AB (West Germany) 16 JULY - 13 AUGUST 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
175 TFG/104 TFS
(
Baltimore Airport, Maryland ANG)
OA-10A (8) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 77-0233 77-0235 77-0236 77-0241 77-0242 77-0250 77-0246[1] 77-0262[1]
Further Info

Flown by 104 TFS/MD ANG crews, then crewed from 27 July by 131 TFS/MA ANG. Aircraft were all ex 103 TASS/PA ANG. All the OA-10As were transferred to the 10 TFW at RAF Alconbury, arriving there on 27 July. In return the 131 TFW crews took back to CONUS on 13 August the following ex 10 TFW A-10A's (which had arrived at Sembach, unknown date?):
80-0146 80-0196 80-0230 81-0940 81-0949 81-0955 81-0981 82-0659
[1] Arrived 17 July.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET GUN RAF Sculthorpe (United Kingdom)   3 AUGUST - 27 AUGUST 1990
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
23 TFW/75 TFS
(
England AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) EL (black/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger  79-0211 79-0214[1] 79-0215 79-0216[1] 80-0141 80-0152 80-0153 80-0162 80-0199 80-0201 80-0209 80-0250
Further Info

Arrived via Plattsburgh AFB, Command Post EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS (recovered to RAF Mildenhall). Re-deploy was via Loring AFB.
[1]
Diverted to RAF Alconbury 27 August, departed to CONUS 4 September (via Keflavik)

 
ffffffffffffffffff A-10A 80-0250 part of the 'Coronet Gun' deployment to RAF Sculthorpe in August 1990. It had been a busy
ffffffffffffffffffffffSummer at Sculthorpe with 'Coronet Lariat' finishing just a week earlier. There would be no more deployments to
fffffffffffffffffffff Europe for this year, events in the Mid-East and the build-up to Desert Storm being the reason.
fffffffffffffffffffff © Josef Strerath/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 
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