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Kunsan pilot ejects from F-16
An F-16 pilot suffered minor injuries after ejecting from his aircraft during a routine landing, prompting officials at Kunsan Air Base to close the runway for nearly 24 hours, according to the Air Force.
U.S. F-16 drops dummy bomb off firing range in northeastern Japan
A U.S. F-16 fighter jet accidentally released a 230 kilogram (500lb) inert bomb during onto private property near a firing and bombing range near Misawa Air Base in northeastern Japan.
Dutch throw foam party for their first operational F-35A
Crash trucks at the Royal Netherlands Air Force's Leeuwarden Air Base were supposed to provide a water cannon salute to herald the arrival of the country's first operational F-35A JSF to be based in the country, but accidentally coated it in firefighting foam instead.
F-16 Fleet Status
F-16 fleet - Dec 7, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 151
write-off: 611
preserved: 149
stored: 605
instructional: 106
on order: 0
active: 2933
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 0
Fleet drop: 43
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7 Dec 1989
2,500th worldwide F-16 is delivered.
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Quote of a Chinese WX man during the WW-II: Ceiling and visibility obscured by darkness.
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F-16C Block 25
In 1994 Lockheed proposed the F-16 ES (Enhanced Strategic), a reach-extended version of the F-16 for the Israeli Strike Fighter competition. The aircraft was the first F-16 to be fitted with Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFTs) and was fitted with internal FLIR to reduce the drag associated with LANTIRN pods. When combined with a 320-gal. centerline tank and two 600-gal. underwing tanks, the F-16ES had an unrefueled mission radius of 1,025 mi. (with a typical strike load of two 2,000-lb. bombs and four air-to-air missiles), representing a 40% increase in range. After losing the Israeli contract to the F-15I, LMTAS re-used some ES technologies (like the CFTs) in new F-16 models like the Block 60.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Slut"

During my 35 TFS, Pantons, naming ceremony the guys came up with a joke callsign of Slut: last name - Giglio becomes Gigolo then Whore then Slut. They decided that was too easy and started on my chubby physique, but the crowd started a "Slut, Slut, Slut, ..." chant and they finally gave in. So I was Slut, and my wife had the honor(?) of being "Mrs. Slut" when she came to visit.
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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
2019-08-05

  Maj. Emre Mert

| 151 Filo | 132 Filo  
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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 CMSgt. Shawn Bowman

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63 FS | 63 FS | 63 FS | 21 FS | 35 FS | 21 FS | 80 FS | 52 FW

 CMSgt. Eddie Gilder

 (added: 30 Nov 2019)
17 FS

 Civilian Adam Melvin

 (added: 21 Oct 2019)
22 FS | 77 FS | 79 FS | 55 FS | F-15 | F-22 | 80 FS | 311 FS

 Civilian Steven Underwood

 (added: 19 Aug 2019)
18 AGRS

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 (added: 13 Jan 2007)
613 TFS | 613 TFS | 78 FS | 35 FS
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