F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
Service before self: Avionics technician saves time, money with F-16 innovations
The success of the Air Force isn’t determined by those with stars on their shoulders, but by the Airmen on the frontlines, who strive to create innovative new processes to execute the mission more effectively.
The best never rest: 480th Fighter Squadron, pilot win top USAFE honors
Spangdahlem's own 480th Fighter Squadron was awarded the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Commander's Trophy for Outstanding Fighter Squadron on Sept 13, 2017. The "Warhawks" have come out on top among all other USAFE fighter wings in such areas as aircrew training, ground/flying safety and direct operations support.
500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky
The Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise September 19, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Oct 20, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 595
preserved: 139
stored: 668
instructional: 101
on order: 28
active: 2938
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 44
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Today in F-16 history
20 Oct 1976
Rollout of F-16A FSD no. 1 (#75-0745), the first full-scale development aircraft, at Fort Worth.
Quote of the Day
I think that the correct way to wage war is to down as many as possible of the enemy at the least risk, expense and casualties to one's own side.... I hate to shoot a [victim] down without him seeing me, for although this method is in accordance with my doctrine, it is against what little sporting instincts I heave left....
-- Major James T.B. McCudden, RAF
57 Victories, WW-I
F-16 Hall of Fame
First General Electric powered F-16
USAF #75745
Modified as F-16/101 with a General Electric F101 engine and first flight with this engine was on May 29th, 1981. This engine later led to the GE F110 engine installed from block 30 onwards.
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F-16 Forum
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F-22 and F-35 Forum
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Brain"

Captain Rich H., F-16 pilot and fighter weapons school graduate. 3000 hours in the viper (1981-2000). Was attending weapons school, class 87-01 when he earned the name "Brain." It seems that Rich knew more than all of the FWIC instructors and took every opportunity to tell them that. During one academic session, the class was learning how to build the APG-66 radar and to define the "life of a radar contact." Rich interrupted the weapons instructor, took the chalk from him and (correctly) amended the radar diagram on the chalk board. The instructor immediately thanked Rich for being the "Brain" of the class. Rich received three Zeros and a One on his next four BFM sorties....
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. David "Grits" Gritsavage

| 134 FS | 134 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs

  Lt.Col. Anjar "Beagle" Legowo

3 SkU | 3 SkU | 3 SkU  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs

  Maj. Nidhal Al Kamyani

20 sqn | BAe Hawk  
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Crew Chief Profiles

 SSgt. Nathan Hamilton

 (added: 31 Aug 2017)
115 FW

 SSgt. William Guenther

 (added: 30 Aug 2017)
55 FS | 177 FW | C-17 | KC-135

 TSgt. Tom Dummermuth

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

 SrA. Jeremy Jimenez

 (added: 14 Jul 2010)
16 WPS | 16 WPS | 422 TES | 157 FS | 157 FS

 SrA. Charles Rishel

 (added: 16 Jul 2017)
35 FS | 35 FS | 68 FS
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85 TES "Skulls" (USAF ACC)