F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Air Force Thunderbirds commander removed
The Air Force has removed the commander of the high-profile Thunderbirds demonstration team due to a loss of confidence in his abilities to lead the touring squadron of F-16 fighter jets, the service announced Wednesday in a statement.
Hill’s F-35A and airmen mastering first Pacific deployment
More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.
First Japanese-built F-35A lands at Misawa AB
A Defense Contract Management Agency government flight representative landed the first Japanese-made F-35A on Misawa AB's runway, November 2nd.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Dec 12, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 596
preserved: 141
stored: 668
instructional: 101
on order: 19
active: 2945
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 48
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12 Dec 1987
Thailand orders 12 F-16s (Peace Naresuan I) becoming the 16th customer.
12 Dec 1997
A Danish F-16B MLU assigned to the F-16 Combined Test Force successfully launches an AIM-120 AMRAAM..
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F-16C Block 40
Probably an SA-8 exploded near the left external tank area. Fragments from the SAM hit the lower left side of the intake, including right through the intake. The left wing had a 2x3 inch hole and the main wing root had damage underneith. Stabilizers were peppered as well as the exhaust tail feathers. Part of the radome was also sheared off, but that damage was done during the crash landing at Rafha, Saudi Arabia when the nose gear would not extend. Major Ed 'Spot' Schumacher was a pilot who was visiting from the Fighter Weapons School and had deployed to Desert Storm with the 4th TFS. The aircraft returned to Hill AFB in a crate from Dahrain AB.
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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. Ian Van Vranken

 (added: 26 Nov 2017)
119 FS

 MSgt. Joel Harding

 (added: 25 Apr 2009)
F-16 Phase | 522 FS | 457 FS | 457 FS | 457 FS | F-16 Phase

 Sgt. Robert McManus

 (added: 10 Nov 2017)
311 FS

 Adj. Eddy Lion

 (added: 26 Sep 2007)
1 sqn | 350 sqn | OCU | 2 sqn | 1 sqn | 1 sqn | 2 sqn

 MSgt. Matthew Gililland

 (added: 15 Jun 2007)
309 FS | 14 FS | 14 FS | 14 FS | 36 FS | 555 FS | 555 FS
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