F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Centennial Tail Flash ceremony
The F-16 was brought back to life by members from the 51st Maintenance Squadron Corrosion Control Shop repairing and repainting its tail.
Bahrain to equip its F-16s with Sniper Targeting Pods
Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) to provide Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for its F-16 fleet, becoming the 25th international customer for the program.
Gust of wind flips USAF Thunderbirds F-16D In Dayton, Ohio
A USAF Thunderbirds F-16 has been involved with a mishap while on location in Dayton, Ohio. The aircraft involved was supposedly one of the team's Block 52 F-16Ds which are used for media flights, camera ships, and as spares/stand-ins for the team's six-ship demonstration.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jul 28, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 594
preserved: 138
stored: 669
instructional: 101
on order: 31
active: 2936
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 39
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Today in F-16 history
28 Jul 2009
RJAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Falcon IV order.
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28 Jul 1999
New Zealand orders 28 F-16s. The deal is later cancelled.
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28 Jul 1983
First F-16 LANTIRN (Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night) system test flight, with targeting pod only.
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Quote of the Day
Character is what you do when no one is looking.
-- Unknown
F-16 Hall of Fame
First air-to-air victory
IDFAF #112
F-16A Block 5
History was made when Israel's youngest pilot, Lieutenant Rafi of 117 Squadron scored the first kill with an F-16 on April 28th, 1981. The victory was against one of two Mil-8s which had entered into Israeli held territory. A missile was fired but missed. The kill came when Rafi switched to guns and made a second run. Wears 1 kill marking.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Snake"

Got it while a F-4G Wild Weasel cause he always wanted to get below the bad guys radar then pop up on the target and then back into the weeds again. Bear had to keep him safe by looking through an AGM 65 head for obstructions. Scared the hell out of a semi trucker driver once when we passed him looking laterally at each other. His favorite statement -- "we're going to jump up and bite somebody in the a$$". Anything above 100 feet was to high.
Sierra Hotel
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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Crew Chief Profiles

 SrA. Charles Rishel

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

 TSgt. Lucas Waterfield

 (added: 26 Jun 2007)
21 FS | 36 FS | 354 FW | F-117 | F-22 | F-15E | 36 FS | 457 FS | 457 FS

 SSgt. Rod LeBlanc

 (added: 22 Nov 2009)
19 FS | 33 FS | 33 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | 421 FS

 SrA. Jeff Thomas

 (added: 18 Jun 2017)
13 FS | 13 FS

 TSgt. Andres Gonzalez

 (added: 13 Jun 2017)
523 FS | 36 FS | 523 FS | 522 FS | 55 FS
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10 ELT "Dragon" (PolAF)