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PACAF F-16 Demo Team strengthens bonds through professionalism
The Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team from Misawa Air Base, Japan performed at the Hofu Air Festival, giving approximately 30,000 spectators a front row seat to the power and maneuverability of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, May 21.
QF-16s help F-35 JOTT plan for future testing
Three QF-16s descended on Edwards recently to aid the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team with test planning.
Pantons, RoKAF improve air ops during Buddy Wing 17-4
Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th Fighter Squadron took off from Kunsan on May 15 to support Buddy Wing 17-4 at Jungwon Air Base, Republic of Korea.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - May 28, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 593
preserved: 139
stored: 668
instructional: 101
on order: 35
active: 2934
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 38
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Quote of the Day
The mother of a young man who had just earned a commision and his pilots wings said to him, Now you remember son, don't take any chances, you fly low and slow!
-- Unknown
F-16 Hall of Fame
From F-16A to F-16XL/B
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F-16XL/B
One of the original F-16A Full-Scale Development aircraft. The aircraft crash landed on Rogers dry lake bed at Edwards AFB due to a blown nose gear tire on take off during the annual open house air show. The pilot survived unharmed but very shaken. It was shipped to General Dynamics Fort Worth in a C-5 and rebuilt into the first cranked-arrow F-16XL, flying back to Edwards one year later on December 2nd, 1981. It was later converted into a dual-seat F-16XL/B. First flight in its new configuration was on October 29th, 1982.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Slot"

Hit the jackpot on a slot machine at ZAB just before my naming ceremony in 1989. Survived the "Tubes" run at Plaza de San Francisco so Slot was all they could come up with. Fighting Hawks tried to rename me 6 months later because the call sign was too cool. Went through the whole process again, only to get Slot once more.
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
2017-02-16
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

 MSgt. Kelly Crouse

 (added: 27 Oct 2009)
80 FS | 389 FS | 389 FS | KC-135 | 523 FS | 523 FS | 80 FS | 421 FS | 421 FS

 SSgt. Dean Collins

 (added: 11 Oct 2010)
33 FS

 MSgt. John Prudente

 (added: 30 Jul 2011)
526 FS | 526 FS | 62 FS | 6510 TW

 SSgt. Eric Owens

 (added: 20 Apr 2017)
56 FW

 SSgt. Jeffery Swann

 (added: 20 Apr 2017)
389 FS | 80 FS
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85 TES "Skulls" (USAF ACC)