Lt. Col. Thomas “Moses” Bouley

This page is in Honor and Memory of Col. Thomas “Moses” Bouley and his impressive USAF career. Never to be forgotten!

Lt. Col. Thomas “Moses” Anthony Bouley, died in an F-15 aircraft accident at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on July 30, 2008, during a Red Flag training mission. He was born on October 17, 1965, in Chateauroux, France. Tom was a 1984 graduate of Eldorado High School in Las Vegas, and was a 1988 graduate the U.S. Air Force Academy. Tom was a decorated warrior, inspiring leader of airmen, and a loving father and husband. At the time of his death, he was the Commander of the 65th Aggressor Squadron, and had served his nation with distinction during his 20-year military career.

Lt. Col. Thomas Bouley 65th Aggressor Squadron commander.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Scottie McCord)

He was a command pilot with over 4,200 flying hours, including 265 combat hours in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Southern Watch, and Northern Watch. His assignments included Laughlin AFB, TX; Tyndall AFB, FL; Elmendorf AFB, AK; Kadena AB, Japan; RAF Leuchars, Scotland; RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom; and Nellis AFB, NV. He served with distinction as an exchange F3 Tornado pilot with the Royal Air Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Aerial Achievement Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, two United Kingdom Campaign Medals, and several other service awards. He is survived by his loving wife Toni (Fonseca); and sons Thomas Jr. and Bailey; mother Minori (Naraki) Bouley of Portland, OR; brothers Joseph Bouley of North Salt Lake, UT; Edward Bouley of Mansfield, TX; and Charles Bouley of Parker, CO; and sisters Jeanne Phenow of Maple Grove, MN; and Barbara Nichols of Portland, OR. Memorial Services were held on August 4th, at the Nellis Air Force Base Chapel