A dozen F-16s, their pilots and 36 maintainers returned home Friday after a nearly seven month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Earlier this morning Dutch F-16 #J-640 from 312 squadron belly landed at Charleroi-Gosselies airport.
A pilot at Luke Air Force Base reached a feat March 24 that only two other F-16 pilots have accomplished throughout their careers. Col. Robert McCutchen Jr.
, 56th Fighter Wing special assistant to commander, reached his 5,000th F-16 flying hour.
The Greek government has requested a Foreign Military Sales order to provide funds for F-16 spare parts and other equipment.
Six F-16 block 60 aircraft from the United Arab Emirates together with six Mirages landed at Decimomannu AB, Italy on Sunday ahead of their deployment to help enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
The Dutch government deployed six F-16s, a KDC-10 tanker and a navy minesweeper to help enforce the arms embargo against Libya.
Marine aviators of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 completed four sorties this week in F-16 Fighting Falcons, beginning a familiarization process to ensure readiness and efficiency in the transition to the Department of Defense's fifth-generation fighter, the F-35B Lightning II.
Six F-16 jet fighters from Norway will take part in the Western-led military operations against Libya after the Norwegian Air Force has been given the go-ahead, the Norwegian news agency NTB reported on Saturday.
After Denmark, who was readying four F-16 fighter jets on Wednesday, Belgium and The Netherlands now also follow suit to take part in an internationally-backed no-fly zone over Libya.
The RDAF is preparing four F-16 fighter jets to take part in an internationally-backed no-fly zone over Libya, should Nato high command decide to act.
The Pakistani Air Force held ceremonies at PAF Base Shahbaz on March 10, 2011, which saw one of its oldest squadrons being re-equipped with the newly inducted F-16 Block 52 aircraft received from the USA.
Earning the opportunity to fly a fighter aircraft in the Air Force is an honor few Airmen are chosen for, and being assigned to the F-16 "Fighting Falcon" for 24 years on active duty is an even rarer achievement.
In a post 9/11 world, hundreds of alert fighter pilots across the country know the feeling of sprinting to a jet at the shrieking sound of a klaxon - the piercing alarm that sends them into the skies to meet an unknown threat.
The United States Air Force is considered the greatest Air Force in the world, and one of the reasons is because of the regularly scheduled "physicals" each jet receives.
The Thunderbirds hosted three members of the Navy Blue Angels team here February 23 as part of a traditional exchange program between the two units.