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Service before self: Avionics technician saves time, money with F-16 innovations
The success of the Air Force isn’t determined by those with stars on their shoulders, but by the Airmen on the frontlines, who strive to create innovative new processes to execute the mission more effectively.
The best never rest: 480th Fighter Squadron, pilot win top USAFE honors
Spangdahlem's own 480th Fighter Squadron was awarded the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Commander's Trophy for Outstanding Fighter Squadron on Sept 13, 2017. The "Warhawks" have come out on top among all other USAFE fighter wings in such areas as aircrew training, ground/flying safety and direct operations support.
500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky
The Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise September 19, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Oct 24, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 595
preserved: 139
stored: 668
instructional: 101
on order: 28
active: 2938
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 44
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Today in F-16 history
24 Oct 1981
First production F-16A block 15 (#80-0542) is delivered to the USAF.
24 Oct 2000
Maiden flight of the F-16 power-by-wire technology demonstrator,it the first aircraft to fly with all-electric flight-control actuation and no mechanical backup.
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Quote of the Day
The probability of survival is equal to the angle of arrival.
-- Unknown
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First General Electric powered F-16
USAF #75745
F-16A
Modified as F-16/101 with a General Electric F101 engine and first flight with this engine was on May 29th, 1981. This engine later led to the GE F110 engine installed from block 30 onwards.
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Latest Viper Drivers to reach 1K - 6K flying hours:
6,000 Hours 6,000 Hrs
2008-05-02

  Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill

| 466 FS | 421 FS  
5,000 Hours 5,000 Hrs
2014-01-04

  Lt.Col. Robert "T. Rex" Carpenter , Jr

| 162 FW | 148 FS | 1 sqn  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2016-12-22

  Lt.Col. David "Grits" Gritsavage

| 134 FS | 134 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2017-06-05

  Lt.Col. Anjar "Beagle" Legowo

3 SkU | 3 SkU | 3 SkU  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2016-06-28
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2017-01-19

  Maj. Nidhal Al Kamyani

20 sqn | BAe Hawk  
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 SSgt. Nathan Hamilton

 (added: 31 Aug 2017)
115 FW

 SSgt. William Guenther

 (added: 30 Aug 2017)
55 FS | 177 FW | C-17 | KC-135

 TSgt. Tom Dummermuth

 (added: 29 Dec 2006)
175 FS | 195 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS | 175 FS

 SrA. Jeremy Jimenez

 (added: 14 Jul 2010)
16 WPS | 16 WPS | 422 TES | 157 FS | 157 FS

 SrA. Charles Rishel

 (added: 16 Jul 2017)
35 FS | 35 FS | 68 FS
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