F-16, F-22 and F-35 News
New tail commemorates final Hill AFB F-16
The last operational Hill Air Force Base, Utah, F-16 Fighting Falcon, set to leave in September, will depart for reassignment to Holloman AFB, New Mexico with a new tail design commemorating the aircraft's 38 years at Hill.
F-35As fly in weapons evaluation
Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets.
Final Hill AFB F-16 goes through phase
As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently. Another milestone is currently underway; the 388th Maintenance Squadron is performing its final phase inspection on a Hill AFB F-16.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Aug 23, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 104
write-off: 594
preserved: 138
stored: 670
instructional: 101
on order: 31
active: 2935
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 18
Fleet drop: 42
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Today in F-16 history
23 Aug 1998
USAF Lt.Col. Michael J. Brillo Brill is the first pilot to reach 4,000 hours on the F-16.
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23 Aug 1998
Capt. Erik Pettyjohn wins the 1998 Semper Viper award, after he flew his damaged F-16 120 miles over enemy territory and landed it safely during a Northern Watch SEAD mission.
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Quote of the Day
Whoopie! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but it's a long one for me.
-- Pete Conrad, the shortest Apollo astronaut, upon becoming the 3rd man to walk on the moon. He came up with these words months before the event, and
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First Block 60
UAEAF #3001
F-16F Block 60
The first of the advanced block 60 F-16s, specifically built for the United Arab Emirates Air Force. The aircraft features Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFTs), and a dorsal spine with a completely different set of avionics than a 'standard' F-16 making it the most advanced F-16 type developed so far. The jet wore civil registration N161LM for the first flight.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Mojo"

That's mo Joe than you can handle.
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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
2016-12-22

  Lt.Col. David "Grits" Gritsavage

| 134 FS | 134 FS  
3,000 Hours 3,000 Hrs
2017-06-05

  Lt.Col. Anjar "Beagle" Legowo

3 SkU | 3 SkU | 3 SkU  
2,000 Hours 2,000 Hrs
2016-06-28
1,000 Hours 1,000 Hrs
2017-01-19

  Maj. Nidhal Al Kamyani

20 sqn | BAe Hawk  
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Crew Chief Profiles

 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

 TSgt. Lucas Waterfield

 (added: 26 Jun 2007)
21 FS | 36 FS | 354 FW | F-117 | F-22 | F-15E | 36 FS | 457 FS | 457 FS

 SSgt. Rod LeBlanc

 (added: 22 Nov 2009)
19 FS | 33 FS | 33 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | 421 FS
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