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USAF doc preps Romanian air force pilots for F-16 training
U.S. Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Rocky Jedick, 510th Fighter Squadron flight surgeon, provided a G-force brief to Romanian air force MiG-21 Lancer pilots in preparation for F-16 Fighting Falcon training, at Campia Turzii, Romania, April 11, 2014.
Oman accepts first of its second order of F-16s
The Sultanate of Oman accepted the first of its second order of F-16 Fighting Falcons in a ceremony on April 3 at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth facility. The fighter aircraft will ferry to Oman later this year.
Holloman's AFB receives first 3 F-16s
Since the beginning of its existence in the 1940s as the Alamogordo Army Air Field, Holloman Air Force Base has housed storied and historic aircraft such as the B-17 Fortress, the F-117 Nighthawk and the F-22 Raptor.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Apr 24, 2014
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 58
write-off: 562
preserved: 129
stored: 689
instructional: 97
on order: 87
active: 2960
Changes '13/'14:
Fleet adds: 42
Fleet drop: 108
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Today in F-16 history
Apr 1996
TUAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Onyx II order.
24 Apr 1994
F-16 tested with conformal fuel tank shapes.
Quote of the Day
Always keep the pointy end going forward.
-- Unknown
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First USAF F-16
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F-16A Block 1
This F-16 was the first to roll off the General Dynamics production line at Fort Worth, TX. It was delivered to the USAF in August of 1978 and thus became the very first production F-16 to be delivered worldwide. Initial deliveries went to the 388th TFW at Hill AFB, where initial pilot training on the type was performed.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "PITA"

I was assigned to the 36 FS (Osan AB) and all the FNGs get a naming ceremony. Considering that I was on my fourth tour in the Viper, had trained several of these guys either in UPT or RTU, and already had paid my dues, I basically busted their balls during the whole ceremony (and paid the drinking penalties for it). They finally gave up and named me Pain In The Ass. I think I earned it!
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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
2012-03-13

  Lt.Col. Kurt R. "Lo-Tek" Tek

| 162 FW | 162 FW  
4,000 Hours 4,000 Hrs
2013-06-04
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2013-05-00

  Col. Mustafa "Ors" Ă–rsel (Ret.)

192 Filo | 143 Filo | 151 Filo  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2013-11-30

  Capt. Eric "ROC" Scharnowski

Esk 730 | Esk 730 | AT-38  
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2013-10-27
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 SSgt. Jamie Treat

 (added: 14 Oct 2013)
4 FS | F-15

 TSgt. Ernest Olivares

 (added: 18 Sep 2007)
F-16 Phase | 80 FS | 85 TES | 40 FLTS | 40 FLTS | C-130 | F-35 | 457 FS

 SSgt. Lowell Minnick

 (added: 28 Mar 2014)
63 FS | 35 FS | 63 FS | 63 FS | 496 TFS | 93 FS

 SSgt. Anthony Legros

 (added: 28 Mar 2014)
310 FS | 58 FW

 SSgt. Seth Slack

 (added: 26 Mar 2014)
31 FW | 388 FW
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162 Filo "Harpoon (Zipkin)" (TuAF)