Bouley, Thomas A., Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
11FXX-Fighter Pilot
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Primary Unit
2008-2008, 57th Adversary Tactics Group
Service Years
1988 - 2008
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by MSgt Richmond Vlymen (Papa Pitt) to remember Bouley, Thomas A. ("Moses"), Lt Col.

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Home Town
Last Address
Las Vegas, NV

Date of Passing
Jul 30, 2008
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Last Known Activity
Date: 30-JUL-2008
Time: 11:30 LT
McDonnell Douglas F-15D-39-MC
Owner/operator: 65th Aggressor Squadron 57th Wing, USAF
Registration: 85-0131
C/n / msn: 0957/D057
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: approx 20 miles NW of Rachel, Nevada -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature: Military
Departure airport: KLSV
Destination airport: KLSV
On 30 July 2008, F-15D serial number 85-0131 of the 65th Aggressor Squadron, 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, departed controlled flight and entered into a spin while executing a planned manoeuvre during exercise Red Flag 08-3.

The aircraft was destroyed after impacting the ground 20 miles northwest of Rachel, Nevada in an uninhabited area on the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) belonging to the Bureau of Land Management.

The back seat observer pilot - an exchange pilot from the Royal Air Force (whose name was never made public) - sustained minor injuries after ejecting at 744 feet, and was rescued; the front seat pilot (Lt. Col. Thomas "Moses" Bouley) hit the ground before his parachute fully deployed and died upon ground impact. There were no civilian casualties or additional damage. but the official accident report put the cost of the crash at $38,003,021 USD (at 2008 prices)


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Lt Col Bouley's Assignment History:
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas A. Bouley is the Commander, 65th Aggressor Squadron,
57th Adversary Group, 57th Wing, Nellis AFB,Nevada.
Lt Col Bouley was born in Châteauroux, France. He was commissioned in 1988 from
the United States Air Force Academy.

He has served as an Instructor Pilot in theT-38A, F-15C, and Tornado F3 aircraft and has served four overseas operational tourswith both the U.S. Air Force and United Kingdom Royal Air Force. He is a Command Pilot with over 4,200 total flying hours, including 265 combat hours in the F-15C and Tornado F3 during Operations Northern Watch, Southern Watch, and Iraqi Freedom.
1988 Bachelor of Science in History, U. S. Air Force Academy, Co. Springs, CO
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL.
2001 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL by correspondence.
2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence
1. August 1988 – August 1989, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 47th Student Squadron, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, TX.
2. September 1989 – March 1990, Student, Pilot Instructor Training, 560th Flying Training Squadron, 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, TX.
3. March 1990 – May 1994, Assistant Flight Commander and T-38A Instructor Pilot,
87th Flying Training Squadron, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, TX
4. June 1994 – July 1994, Student, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, 560th FlyingTraining Squadron, 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, TX
5. July 1994 – February 1995, Student, F-15C Initial Qualification Training, 2d FighterSquadron, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, FL.
6. March 1995 – March 1998, Flight Commander and F-15C Flight Lead, 19th FighterSquadron, 3d Wing, Elmendorf AFB, AK.
7. April 1998–July 2000, Assistant Operations Officer and F-15C Instructor Pilot, 12thFighter Squadron, then Chief of Wing Weapons and Tactics, 18th Operational SupportSquadron, 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan.
8. August 2000–August 2003, ExchangeOfficer, Air Force Element Personnel Exchange Program, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, assigned as Tornado F3 Instructor Pilot and Weapons and Tactics Instructor, 43(Fighter) Squadron, Royal Air ForceLeuchars, United Kingdom.
9. September 2003–September 2006,Aircraft Commander, then Director and Assistant Director of Operations, 493rd Fighter Squadron, then Chief of Standardization and Evaluations, 48th Operations Group, then Special Assistant to the 48th Fighter Wing Commander, Lakenheath Air Base, UK
10.October 2006–February 2008, Deputy Commander, 414th Combat Training Squadron (Red Flag), Nellis Air Force Base, NV.
11. February 2008 – July 2008, Commander, 65th Aggressor Squadron, Nellis Air ForceBase, NV.

Lt Col Bouley's father was CMsgt Wilfrid A. Bouley.
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US Air Force Academy (Staff)USAFA Cadet Squadron 19, US Air Force Academy (Staff)47th Student Squadron47th Flying Training Wing
560th Flying Training Squadron (Cadre)  - Chargin' Cheetahs12th Flying Training Wing87th Flying Training Squadron (Cadre)  - Red BullsSquadron Officer School (SOS)
325th Fighter Wing19th Fighter Squadron  - Fighting Gamecocks18th Operations Support Squadron18th  Wing
12th Fighter Squadron  - Dirty DozenAir Force Bases/ Installations493rd Fighter Squadron  - Grim Reapers48th Operations Group
48th Fighter Wing414th Combat Training Squadron (Cadre)65th Aggressor Squadron57th Adversary Tactics Group
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  1984-1988, USAFA Cadet Squadron 19, US Air Force Academy (Staff)
  1988-1989, 0006, 47th Student Squadron
  1988-1989, 0006, 47th Flying Training Wing
  1989-1990, 560th Flying Training Squadron (Cadre) - Chargin' Cheetahs
  1989-1990, 12th Flying Training Wing
  1990-1994, 1351C, 87th Flying Training Squadron (Cadre) - Red Bulls
  1990-1994, 47th Flying Training Wing
  1994-1994, Squadron Officer School (SOS)
  1994-1995, 325th Fighter Wing
  1995-1998, 19th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Gamecocks
  1998-2000, 18th Operations Support Squadron
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  1998-2000, 12th Fighter Squadron - Dirty Dozen
  2000-2003, RAF Leuchars
  2003-2006, 493rd Fighter Squadron - Grim Reapers
  2003-2006, 48th Operations Group
  2003-2006, 48th Fighter Wing
  2006-2008, 414th Combat Training Squadron (Cadre)
  2008-2008, 91C, 65th Aggressor Squadron
  2008-2008, 57th Adversary Tactics Group
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  1997-2003 Operation Northern Watch (Iraq)
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