F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Misawa Block-50 F-16 hits 10K hours, an AF first
One of Misawa Air Base's most famous flightline assets hit a historic milestone June 10. A 29-year-old Block-50 F-16 Fighting Falcon, tail number 808 (#90-0808) and affectionately known as "BOB," reached 10,000 flight hours during a sortie flown across Japan.
U.S. State Department clears $1.7 billion sale of 8 F-16V Block 70s to Bulgaria
The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bulgaria of 8 F-16C/D Block 70/72 aircraft with weapons, communications systems and support for an estimated cost of $1.673 billion.
Hill AFB F-35s deploy to Europe as part of Theater Security Package
The Air Force has deployed one squadron of F-35A Lightning II fighter jets, Airmen and associated equipment to Aviano Air Base, Italy, from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, at Hill AFB, Utah, to participate in exercises and conduct training with other Europe-based aircraft as part of a Theater Security Package.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jun 25, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 150
write-off: 609
preserved: 149
stored: 612
instructional: 102
on order: 0
active: 2947
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 36
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Today in F-16 history
25 Jun 1980
Egypt orders 42 F-16s (Peace Vector I) becoming the 7th customer.
25 Jun 1990
Completion of flight testing of F-16 block 40 Global Positioning System (GPS).
Quote of the Day
Nuk' em 'till they glow, then shoot them in the dark !
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First European F-16
BAF #FB-01
F-16B Block 1
This was the first F-16 to be delivered to the Belgian Air Force and also the first F-16 that came off a European production line. In this case the SABCA factory. The aircraft was delivered to Beauvechain/Bevekom AB - home of the 1st Wing - in a wintery January of 1979. This first flight was performed by Col. Jerry Singleton (USAF) and Maj. Guy Devolder (BAF).
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "WAC"

Pronounced like "Whack". I came down with this callsign after years of dishing out Ye-Olde Mass Destruction in the Hawg. Stands for Warthog Assisted Crazy-A$$
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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
2019-01-16

  Col. Bradley "Divot" Jackson

| 179 FS | 179 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2019-04-00

  Lt.Col. Ala'a Braikat

1 sqn | 1 sqn | 1 sqn  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2018-10-24

  Maj. Nicolas "Harly" Maes

349 sqn | OCU  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2018-11-29
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Crew Chief Profiles

 MSgt. Mike Nelson

 (added: 3 Aug 2007)
309 FS | 80 FS | 23 FS | 14 FS | A-10 | 51 FW | 310 FS

 SSgt. Cody Allen

 (added: 4 Feb 2017)
421 FS | 421 FS | 35 FS | 77 FS

 MSgt. Tom Dummermuth

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

 SSgt. Andrew Glidewell

 (added: 13 Mar 2008)
40 FLTS | 85 TES | 85 TES

 SMSgt. John Acquart

 (added: 18 Oct 2008)
61 FS | 36 FS | 416 FLTS | 412 TW | 148 FS | 152 FS | 152 FS | 195 FS | 195 FS
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338 skv "Tiger" (RNoAF)