Staff Sergeant Lucas "Bru" Haas

Staff Sergeant Lucas R. Haas is Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team lead crew chief and a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance craftsman at the 14th Fighter Generation Squadron (FGS,) 35th Fighter Wing (FW), Misawa Air Base, Japan.

SSgt. Haas is a 7-level craftsman, responsible for using his maintenance prowess and experience in teaching and overseeing large maintenance operations, effectively ensuring the delivery or Tactical Aircraft sorties day in and day out. He leads a flight of other crew chiefs and maintainers in repairing, troubleshooting, inspecting, and generating combat ready, safe, reliable aircraft.

SSgt. Haas enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in November 2017 out of Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his tactical aircraft maintenance technical school in September 2018, and has since continued learning and perfecting his craft as an F-16 Crew Chief. He has traveled around the United States, and even deployed to the middle east, as well as South America, where his maintenance skills were honed by generating combat sorties, all while building the confidence and flexibility to work in adverse environments.

SSgt. Haas was a part of Operation Freedom Sentinel in Bagram Afghanistan during 2019-2020. Operation Inherent Resolve in Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates during 2021 and Relámpago VI in Colombia, South America. As well as multiple Agile Combat Employment exercises in the CONUS and OCONUS areas.

2017 Rockland High school Degree, Rockland, Massachusetts
2021 Federal Communications Commission General Radio operator license
2022 Airman Leadership School

1. July 2018 – March 2022, Dedicated Crew Chief, 79th FGS, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
2. Oct 2019 – Jan 2020, Operation Freedom Sentinel, Bagram Afghanistan
3. Jan 2020 – May 2020 Operation Inherent Resolve, Al Dhafra AB, United Arab Emirates
4. Jul 2021 – Aug 2021, Relámpago VI, Colombia South America
5. Apr 2022 – Current, Dedicated Crew Chief, 14th FGS, Misawa AB, Japan
6. Aug 2022- Current, PACAF Demo Team Lead Crew Chief

Air and Space Achievement Medal with “C” device and 3 oak leaf clusters
Gallian Unit Citation
Meritorious Unit Citation with 2 oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air and Space Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
NATO Medal

Tactical Aircraft Maintenance 7 Level Craftsman

Airman Basic, 07 NOV 2017
Airman 1st Class, 05 JAN 2018
Senior Airman, 05 MAY 2020
Staff Sargent, 01 MAR 2022