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US blocking Israel’s F-16 sale to Croatia?
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has reportedly refused to approve the sale of 12 F-16 combat aircraft to Croatia. The US government must approve the sale of its planes sold to any country.
Combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB
The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise November 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.
388th FW drops GBU-49 in combat training
The 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron recently returned from a weapons evaluation exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where they employed the GBU-49 for the first time in F-35A combat training.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Dec 15, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 105
write-off: 603
preserved: 147
stored: 668
instructional: 104
on order: 0
active: 2950
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 36
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Today in F-16 history
15 Dec 1986
USAF F-16 fleet exceeds one million flight hours.
Quote of the Day
Bombing is often called strategic when we hit the enemy, and tactical when he hits us, and it is often difficult to know where one finishes and the other begins.
-- Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnnie Johnson, RAF
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Shrapnell Viper
USAF #88495
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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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Shaker"

Didn't shake hands with the squadron commander, who stood there with his hand already out, welcoming him on the first day at the squadron. He thought he had already met him....
Sierra Hotel
Latest Viper Drivers to reach 1K - 6K flying hours:
6,000 Hours 6,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill

| 466 FS | 421 FS  
5,000 Hours 5,000 Hrs

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

| 162 FW | 148 FS | 1 sqn  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Maurice "Skunk" Schonk

| 323 sqn | 323 sqn | 323 sqn  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Grant "Goo" Gooch

124 FS | 124 FS | 182 FS  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SrA. Nicolas Smith

 (added: 16 Mar 2018)
555 FS

 SrA. Tracy Lauzon

 (added: 13 Nov 2018)
308 FS | 308 FS

 Sgt.Maj. Joop van der Made

 (added: 10 Nov 2018)
312 sqn

 SMSgt. Sean Bailey

 (added: 11 Jan 2009)
182 FS | 93 FS | C-5 | C-130 | KC-135 | B-52

 SSgt. Dan Dunn

 (added: 2 Apr 2016)
8 FW | 8 FW | 6510 TW
F-16 Unit
178 FS "Happy Hooligans" (USAF ANG)