Sherry Boggs; phony Air Force pilot

| January 20, 2018 | 102 Comments

Someone sent their work on this Sherry Boggs person who claims that she was one of the first female F-16 pilots and the first woman to fly F-16s in combat and that she was a flight instructor at Laughlin, AFB. There are a number of very attractive women who are F-16 pilots, but, oddly enough, the only mentions on the entire internet that Sherry Boggs is one of them, are her own;

She owns a company, the 48th Maintenance Company, where she claims that she’s a Civil Air Patrol educator;

The National Personnel Records Center says “Who?”

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  1. OWB says:

    Another CAP girl making ridiculous claims?

    Get over yourself. You are claiming to be a member of a very small, very exclusive club there. That is just dumb.

  2. AW1 Tim says:

    And with all that experience, why doesn’t she have a picture of herself, in her flight gear, beside her F-16? Everyone else does that, but the most she can swing is a classic WWII bird at an airshow?

    Sounds to me like she’s trying to gain creds to build up her company.

  3. sj says:

    Saw a hammer AF pilot at the Nellis club one happy hour Fri smoking a cigar with other pilots. Bud said her call sign was “Mounds”. I said that even in a baggy flight suit it was obvious how she got that sign. Wrong he said. Almond Joys have nuts – Mounds don’t.

    • A real FE says:

      Just the way she speaks you can tell that she was never in the Air Force. No viper driver would EVER refer to it as a fighting falcon. She was even confused when somebody mentioned viper. I could go on…clown

      • CPT11A says:

        I suppose it’s kinda like the way no SF soldier would talk about being a Green Beret, yeah?

        (Full disclosure, I am not SF and have never done any SF training. So maybe they talk differently in the actual groups, but in all my time on active duty, from friends going that direction to downrange mentions of them operating in our AOs, I’ve never heard the term “Green Beret”. Your mileage may vary.)

      • Mick says:


        Her phony aviator bullshit lines and terminology are so screwed up that I finally had to stop reading them.

        A real military aviator of any service would have her poser bullshit figured out within minutes.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      It’s kind of fun to trip them up, isn’t it? It’s the details about slang – stuff like that. Does it every time.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    Does this person actually have a pilot’s license at all? I think that’s important, don’t you? And how many hours does she have in her logbook?

    Am I being too pickety about this?

  5. Cheese Eater Mcblobfish says:

    She is legitimate, like me. She was my combat escort when I flew my C-130 compass call missions into Iraq to fuck the Taliban up.


    Dennis Howard Chevalier
    Denny H. Chevalier

  6. Claw says:

    He, he.

    Item #1: Sherry Lee Boggs, you’re a Dumbass.

    Item #2: Thank You for allowing the Face Book page titled “48th Maintenance Company” to be wide open for comments.

    Item #3: Did I mention you’re a Dumbass?

    He, he.

    • sj says:

      And it says: ” Ms. Boggs is a veteran captain, Aerospace Education Officer and navigator of the United States Air Force Auxiliary – the Civil Air Patrol.” She is channeling Heavy Chevy with that language.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        She’s channeling Shelly Whatshername, too. Remember her? CAPster, SV, yadda yadda yadda. Same old, same old.

        Why don’t any of these people claim something like WWII glider pilot?

        • TF-BA says:

          I’m waiting for someone to show up wearing the dirigible pilot warfare device.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Oh, yeah! That would be priceless!

        • OldSoldier54 says:

          Not too many of them lived?

          • TF-BA says:

            I have no concept of what the casualty figures were for those guys. The question really becomes one of “How many balloon pilots did the Navy have after the 1950’s? The Airship / dirigible / balloon pilots were truly WWI and WWII vintage, but the warfare device was active until late 20th very early 21st century.

            So if anyone is sporting one legitimately; they had an extremely rare and wicked cool job. Since it was basically extinct after the rise of jet engines, basically anybody sporting one is a moron of the highest order.

        • Claw says:

          I guess you’re thinking of Chelle Lynn Anderson-Tesla, the two year PFC ATC. It’s been five years now since she was featured here on TAH and the last we heard of her was that she had left Virginia for North Platte, NE to continue her charade.

          • TF-BA says:

            No shit. Someone was sporting the Dirigible Pilot Badge? Holy Shit My Christ On A Fucking Pogo Stick. Did the Warfare Device spontaneously combust into mustard gas? Uh, FUCK FUCK FUCK I’ll look it up.

            I guess there is no hall of infamy here; but that has to get TOPFUCKINGMARKS in the category of Poor SA. Holy fucksticks or Jesus Christ Sex Doll; whichever is more offensive. It exists as a thing on the poser; so offensive to time, space and technology that Doctor Who would be incensed with rage.

            In my malleable youngish Navy mind, I could imagine stories of NAF Intrepid Eccentricity, situated near one of the poles; where they only sent the lost causes. However you could get the Dirigible Pilot Warfare Device. Because it was populated by lunatics who flew manned balloons near the poles because; well fuck you, who else will do it? Go Navy. Oddly the Air Force was absent.

            I could be miss-remembering but I recall that the dirigible pilot warfare device is one of the few gold devices available to enlisted guys.

            Each of us loves them. The few, the chosen, the served about 100 years ago. I’m no historian but can you imagine being the spotter / pilot in a balloon on the western front?

            • TF-BA says:

              I am dumbstruck that a balloon pilot by the name of Ruck Chager, who had 110 combat balloon assaults is unknown to war fighters like yourselves. You don’t know his name because you choose ignorance. learn some histories TAH!

            • Ex-PH2 says:

              Well, frankly, TF-BA, I’m more interested in WWII gliders and their pilots than the airships. I guess you’ll just have to live with that. But you could run up an article about Ruck Chager and send it to the Admin here. He loves stuff like that.

    • WOW… at one time I served for a number of years in one of the flight line shops in the 48th Field Maintenance Squadron of the 48th TFW “Statue of Liberty wing” we flew the F-111F back then(77-80 for me) they eventually retired the “vark” and took up flying F-15 C and E’s….she should have at least lined up her bovine manure CAP wannabee stories with something that was relevant to a reality

  7. Commissioner Wretched says:

    “She even received an aerospace award from Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Yeager …”

    Uh, well, no. The Yeager Aerospace Award is a CAP achievement that all senior members can earn (and are encouraged to do so). I have one. Mine’s so old that it doesn’t even have Gen. Yeager’s name on it; it was just the “Aerospace Education Program For Senior Members” award when I got it in 1982. If this lady got hers directly from Chuck Yeager, then I am Tsar of all the Russias.

  8. 26Limabeans says:

    The giant bars on the hat.
    Yes maam.


    She can fly my baloney-pony 😀 (although afterwards, I would eject her ASAP, wipe off on the drapes and jump out a 2nd storey window)

  10. Dennis - not chevy says:

    She may also want to check her hat. The hat with the Captain’s bar hasn’t been worn in the USAF since the days when fatigues were the uniform of the day. No other device was worn on the USAF fatigue hat other than an officer’s rank; no badges, wings, or gizmos. If one must live a fantasy, please do research somewhere other than late night tv.

    • CW2 Club Manager, USA Ret. says:

      If you go to her business web page it shows a chunky red head in a jeep, so the photo of the blond has to be very old.

      Regardless, let’s see with the CAP and other organizations she is affiliated with or mentions thinks about her venture into stolen valor.

      • Dennis - not chevy says:

        Exactly my point; while the Army wore devices on the fatigue hat, the Air Force only wore only officer rank. No stripes, no wings, no et cetera, we had squadron ball caps for that.
        As to the jeep; I remember the M151, the engine was easy to work on, the suspension, not so much.
        As to the CAP, a good organization, but as it has been pointed out about various VSO’s and other groups; they need to check their ranks for phonies.

        • rgr769 says:

          The M151 had very unstable suspension. Many were killed or injured in rollover accidents. My jeep driver slow rolled one on me on a snow covered road in Graffenwier (forgot how to spell it) in Germany. Luckily no one was injured.

          • Perry Gaskill says:

            The M-151 was introduced in 1960, and featured both unibody construction and fully-independent suspension. It’s problems were similar to those for both the Chevy Corvair and Porsche 911 at the time. Under certain conditions, and due to weight bias, it was possible to generate throttle-induced oversteer. Too, the M-151 handled, for better or worse, more like a sports car than a truck. It was probably no surprise that a typical private, who could break an anvil if given the opportunity, had problems.

            Handling issues with the M-151 were almost entirely resolved with the M-151A1 variant in 1964, and M-151A2 in 1970. Personally, I never considered the M-151 particularly spooky to drive, but then I had an elderly Austin-Healey 100-6 before going in the Army, and that thing could be a beast.

            • rgr769 says:

              I drove them in the RVN, mostly ones stolen from other units by one of my supply sgts. I had to get from A to B in the Da Nang area and had no driver slot in the unit (we were only authorized one M-151, but had five after a few months). In Germany, officers were not authorized to drive their own jeeps. I found nothing wrong with the way they handled, but I also owned a sports car before I ever drove a jeep. But the rollover stories were legion by the time I left AD.

              • Claw says:

                “stolen from other units by one of my supply sgts.”

                C’mon, Sir, now you should know from all your years in the Army that we Supply Sergeants never stole anything.

                If you came to me and said “Psst, Claw, I need a Jeep.” I’d say, “OK, Sir, I’ll have to go to the scrap yard and get you one.” And you would say, “Not a junker with squeaky seats, a good one that runs.”

                And then I would say, “Sir, you don’t understand the meaning of scrap. The scrap I’m talking about is SCRAP, meaning Semi-Confidential Redistribution of Army Property. It has all the best stuff and is open 24 hours a day. Come back this time tomorrow after I’ve made my run to the SCRAP yard and it’ll be here.”/smile

                • Perry Gaskill says:

                  We had a big-ass air conditioner for a day-room hootch at LZ English. I believe its acquisition might have fallen under the SCRAP Midnight Pintle-Hitch Rule.

                • rgr769 says:

                  All I know is my supply sgt. SCRAPed one from the division Combat Center, and I was riding in the passenger seat in that 151 with him when we were stopped at an MP checkpoint on Highway 1 just outside Chu Lai. The only thing that saved us was the fact that the MP couldn’t believe a captain would be riding around in a stolen jeep. I also lied and said I worked at the Combat Center, when the MP told me they were looking for a stolen jeep from my unit. I also remarked I hoped they caught that jeep thief. That same supply NCO once traded 4 cases of LRRP rations for 3 pallets of 60mm mortar ammo not authorized to US units, but that we needed for the 60mm mortar we inherited from the 1st Recon Bn of the 1st MARDIV.

                • sj says:

                  SFC Todd, my S4 NCOIC would often say “Don’t ask L.T.”

              • sj says:

                So you’re the one! My “jeep” was “stolen” several times in the Viet of the Nam. Always could find it though since one side looked like a colander from mortar attacks.

                • rgr769 says:

                  My supply/motor NCO could have a “redistributed” one painted with new bumper stencils and a changed data plate within six hours. If your jeep was parked at the MACV officers’ club in Da Nang, we could have liberated it. That is where three of our five jeeps came from.

            • Jeff lph3 says:

              I was in the nyangus 1975 1977 huntington ny and i vaguely remember how to start it. You had 2 switches that you had to pull together with your fingers on the dash and i think the starter was on the floor that you had to push down with your foot. Still have a touch of flu in me and on tamiflu. Feel a lot better. Temp also down.

              • Ex-PH2 says:

                Seriously, Jeff lph3, get more chicken soup into you, and try something bland like toast with no butter, but real jam like Smuckers Naturals (nothing but fruit, pectin, and sugar).
                And take good care of you.

                • Jeff lph3 says:

                  Thankyou ex. Am on chicken soup.fever gone. Looks like i got a small shot of the flu or the upper respitory thing thats going around. My sister has it now.

                • Jeff lph3 says:

                  Ex i forgot to mention that there is no problem with foods. I ran a fever and coughed a lot and doc gave me tamiflu because the flu was going around plus the upper respitory thing also going around. Thanks again.

  11. That Guy says:

    So does CAP even show up for the NPRC?

      • Commissioner Wretched says:

        Nor should it, as being a CAP member does not equate being in the Air Force – no matter what the wanna-be members of CAP think. I’m in CAP and I know I am not a member of the U.S. Air Force. When on Air Force-authorized missions, CAP members are considered a part of the “Total Force,” but that’s as far as it goes. This lady makes all of us CAP members who realize who and what we are look bad.

        I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can handle looking bad all by myself; I don’t need her help.

  12. USMCMSgt(Ret) says:

    Someone should have asked her how many phases of USAF UPT there are, then tell her to describe them. Then ask her where she went to SERE school.

  13. Mick says:

    This is poser assclownery of the highest order.

    It’s not like the USAF is swarming with an abundance of female F-16 pilots, and I would anticipate that the women in that relatively small community either all know one another personally, or at a minimum have at least heard about each other. Therefore, it wouldn’t take much to uncover a phony like ol’ Sherry here. Frankly, I’m surprised that she’s gotten away with this poser act for as long as she has.

    Once again, it’s the same old poser story, only this time it’s a poser in the female fighter pilot community:

    “Everyone wants to do female fighter pilot shit, that is until it comes time to do actual female fighter pilot shit.”

    ‘Nuff said.

  14. Green Thumb says:


  15. Ex-PH2 says:

    I checked her online catalog of artwork. A few have the artist’s signature, but not many. If she’s running a business selling aviation art, fine, but she should drop the claims of military history because she has none, and should not claim to be a pilot, period, unless she can produce a logbook to show her flight time.
    She seems to be inconsistent in her approach to just about everything, so saying she’s a ‘veteran captain’ is completely meaningless to me.

  16. Bill R. says:

    She has no clue. The F-16 is a Viper to all pilots and most maintenance. It is only a fighting Falcon in press releases. Laughlin AFB does not fly f-16’s. F-16 UPT for active duty is done at Luke AFB, AZ. Commanders do not give out nicknames. A pilot’s nickname is given by vote from other pilots.

    • Starbux says:

      Yup, no Viper Driver will call their shit a Fighting Falcon.

      As for the call sign, I have actually seen a commander override the one people got a “roll call.” Usually its when someone does something dumb as hell. We had a guy drive his car through a flash flood and wrecked it. Our CC gave him the name “Noah” in front of the squadron during a CC call. This usually rare. But the rest of her story is full of shit anyway. The first Female Viper Driver is still serving, I think she is a wing king somewhere like Lakenheath flying Mudhens, I could be wrong.

  17. NHSparky says:

    At least she’s not the fat helicopter pilot wannabe that has her profile all over adult websites.

    But give it time.

  18. Usafvet509 says:

    You said attractive. I feel cheated

  19. Frankie Cee says:

    I just found this, with her claiming that her pages were hacked, and that she is actually no more than a volunteer with USAF Auxillary, The Civil Air Patrol.
    For those who can’t get to Facebook I will copy and paste her post, as an addition to this one.

    • Frankie Cee says:

      It goes much farther back than just a few weeks.

      My Facebook account was hacked a few weeks ago and I am hoping that all of my connections will grant me an opportunity to restore our ‘friendships’ here, through Messenger and my art gallery.
      I decided finally this afternoon to cancel the deactivation I had scheduled of my Facebook accounts – including my military art gallery (48th Maintenance Company – Aviation, Soldier and Ordnance Art Gallery), as well as Messenger. Exactly one week ago, I was simply stunned and actually sick after seeing posts that were made on/through my account that I had never done.
      My adult son came over to visit, and he almost immediately advised me to take a look at the posts and pictures that were posted from my account. I did that with him and afterwards, he showed me how to discover if someone had hacked into my account.
      We reviewed together my Facebook’s log in history and found several ‘log in’ activities from Scottsdale, Arizona. I have NEVER been there.
      I had briefly shared a discussion with a fellow from there through Messenger. He proposed managing my Facebook accounts – to increase sales of my military art. I rejected his offer. Because he stared sending messages and making phone calls through my art business line incessantly, I immediately blocked him on Messenger (but didn’t think to do this on Facebook as well)..
      Somehow he managed to hack my account, and I fear his posts has destroyed my relationships, reputation, connectios and more all three of my Facebook related apps.
      Hopefully, the hacker’s posts and photos haven’t made me completely lose my important and valuable connections beyond repair. I pray that I may restore my treasured, important, valuable and appreciated relationships – after my account was hacked.
      My friends past and present, I would be more than grateful to have an opportunity to straighten out the “bumps in the rug” that surfaced lately…
      I did serve in the USAF Auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol – whose primary mission includes performing search and rescue missions during national and civil emergencies and providing aerospace education to their cadets, units and the general public.
      While I was serving with them (no paychecks – all volunteer work), I flew, in a Cessna 150, three hearts to hospitals that were needed for emergency transplants; helped police find lost hikers from the air; checked on ELT signals that went off mysteriously, to verify that the pilot and crew, if any, were safe and uninjured; along with two other pilots in my unit, we flew over Georgia during the massive flooding event that they had to radio in where each place was that emergency help was needed; and much, much more.

    • FT says:

      She has been making these claims for several years, and also in person.

      Therefore, she was not hacked.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      She says in one of her FB posts that she flies ‘an ol’ Jenny’, which seems like an odd thing to say when she can’t even get other aviation terms correctly. There are some original Curtiss Jenny biplanes, but if they’re using the original engine, it is too unreliable to be flown anywhere very far from its airfield.
      I’m saying this only because right now, I think all her claims are suspect, including what kind of plane she flies. And taking care of an antique aircraft (100 years old, in fact) is not only not easy, it is also expensive. Simply putting a new skin on one of those old planes is a painstaking business, with extreme attention to detail required if you expect to fly it without crashing and burning. I’d like to know just how many times she’s pulled the old cover and replaced it with a new one. There is no sales company for it. You have to make the cover for the entire plane yourself, and that includes doping it and repainting it.
      My brother has recovered his 1946 Taylorcraft taildragger at least 5 times, maybe more, since he bought it 47 years ago. It isn’t a one-person job, either. I’d like to have all the details on engine care that she does, too. All those things.
      And last but not least, I’d like to see her logbook. I think she needs to pony up a bit to assuage our doubts about her, since she’s making excuses for the things that were on her FB page.

  20. Combat Historian says:

    Heavy Chevy, Heavy Chellie, and Heavy Sherry here can form their own make-pretend AFSOC expeditionary air task force equipped with an EC-130 COMPASS CALL, HH-60 PAVE HAWK, and Heavy Sherry’s own F-16 PHONY HAWK. That’s enough aerial firepower to conquer nations…

  21. Starbux says:

    “He He I made Captain before my career was over.”

    Well, ain’t that special. I suppose someone should inform her in the real Air Force, that basically means you had a pulse after four years and did not get court martialed. Even a deedub won’t stop an 11F3 or any 11 AFSC for that matter, from making O-3. O-4 on the other hand, that depends on which way the wind blows over DAF/HQ. I knew a couple guys with the DWI’s and still got gold oak leaves, both are tapped out for Lt Col.

    Yup another CAPER, geez they to learn how to get their story straight.

    As a reservist I work alongside a couple fighter jocko’s and they don’t talk like that.

    • Starbux says:

      Another thing, you will never hear a true American F-16 pilot ever refer to their jet by the Official Name of “Fighting Falcon.” They will always refer to it as a “Viper.” They refer themselves as “Viper Drivers.”

      Its just like no A-10 pilot calls their shit a “Thunderbolt” They will always refer to it as a “Hawg.”

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      You do have to start asking if she even knows the business end of a plane from the tail.

      • Starbux says:

        You are correct, she is full of shit with the civilian aviation stuff. No one with her name is in the FAA airman registry for having any part 61 airman certificate. They have records for people who held pilot certificates going back to the 50’s.

        I don’t know anyone who graduates UPT and does not get their FAA equivalent certs. You take a 50 question FAA military equivalency test, bring your aeronautical orders when you graduate UPT and a letter from your from you commander to the FSDO and get your ratings.

        She does not even have a Private Pilot cert, so she does not fly a Jenny that’s for sure. Like you said there are only like a handful real ones still in existence that are even flyable and airworthy. I know there are some replicas out there, with either Lycoming’s or Rotex motors.

        I pulled a Shipley, and tried different variants of her name spelling.

        So she was probably a CAP cadet who turned senior member and the closest she ever got was possibly serving as a Scanner/Observer or “Navigator.” Who knows how much truth is in that. It does not take much to qualify as a non pilot aircrew in CAP.

  22. jonp says:

    Good God you guys are slipping. 65+ comments and I’m the first to say “I’d Hit It”?

  23. jonp says:

    BTW: That was fast. Her Facebook is already down. I think the shitstorm was immediate and epic. Way to go, guys and gals!

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Please understand, I’m NOT interested in putting her out of business. I’m only interested in getting the truth out of her.
      For example, claiming that she flies a Curtiss Jenny JN-4 is an odd claim and that is something that ought to appear on her website if she does that, isn’t it? It seems like another story that has no backup. And why not provide a few pages of her logbook, instead of running away? The inconsistency is indicative of a huge chunk of baloney coming from her.

  24. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I say give her to IDC SARC and let him have his way.

  25. C2Show says:

    Denny needs wife number 10

  26. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Rug Muncher.

  27. Skidmark says:

    Attractive? I must be seeing the wrong pics…I’ll bet her boobs are even fake.

  28. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I bet she has more miles on her than a 1973 Mack Truck.

  29. Doug says:

    I have worked side by side with Sherry Boggs. I. Have never heard her once say ANYTHING about being a pilot, nor being in an F 16. How the he k any of this crap got on hete or on her site is beyond me. The time frame any of this shit was written , she was in the hospital and rehab with a,severly broken leg.
    From what I understand, some cock hound tried to hook up with her, didn’t get his wayvwith her, and hacked the site. I have known Sherry for about 10 years, yes, she was in CAP, Yes, she loves aviation and flying, and honoring veterans. She has donated ro many veterans with our art work.
    So, before you all go slandering, look into some asshole from Arizona that hacked into her website to “get her a better deal”…

    • Bobo says:

      So, some guy hacked her Facebook and Linked In accounts. That’s possible, but not probable. But, he was also able to post on her Facebook site claims of being an AF Captain on 14 Feb and claims of being a pilot on 22 Dec, 23 Dec, 14 Feb, and 16 Aug. Meaning that, essentially, she didn’t notice that her Facebook account had been hacked and that there were unauthorized posts for 8 months.

      You’re not the first one to toss out the “I was hacked” claim, and not the first one who had it blow up in their face. Thanks for playing, though.

    • NUNYA BIZ says:

      HI SHERRY! How nice of you to join us here.

      Your “Arizona hacker” story doesn’t explain that you have made these claims for literally years.

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