F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
457th EFS continues TSP in Romania
The 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 301st Fighter Wing, Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, continues to operate as a rotational presence out of the 71st Air Base, Campia Turzii, Romania, for a Theater Security Package after changing over their operations section last month.
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.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Jul 21, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 150
write-off: 609
preserved: 149
stored: 610
instructional: 102
on order: 0
active: 2949
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 36
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Today in F-16 history
21 Jul 1978
Assemblers attach first major European-produced F-16 components (wings from Belgium) to a USAF F-16.
21 Jul 1980
The official naming ceremony for the F-16 was held at Hill AFB in Utah. At the ceremony F-16A #79-0290 sported a special logo painted by local (Salt Lake City, Utah) artists Matt and Mark Waki.
21 Jul 2000
Singapore orders 20 F-16s (Peace Carvin IV).
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21 Jul 1975
Belgium (116), Denmark (58), Norway (72), and the Netherlands (102) order 348 F-16s.
21 Jul 1989
RNoAF accepts first F-16 of follow-on order.
Quote of the Day
Every one already knows the definition of a 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. But very few know the definition of a 'great landing.' It's one after which you can use the airplane another time.
-- Unknown
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USAF MiG Killer
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F-16C Block 50
This F-16C shot down a MiG-29 in Operation Allied Force on May 4th, 1999. The kill marking has moved several times and changed colors repeatedly. The jet also wore five HARM markings which were removed shortly after returning home. In early 2004 a 'Lets Roll' decal/nose art was added.
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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

 Sgt Jim Tomshack

 (added: 19 Jul 2019)
614 TFS

 SSgt Drake Keske

 (added: 2 Jul 2015)
51 FW | 388 FW | 36 FS | 309 FS | 309 FS | 80 FS

 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
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