Pratt & Whitney has delivered the 500th F119 engine, which powers the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, to the U.S. Air Force. This delivery is accompanied by another significant milestone for the F119 program – more than 20 years of simulated operational service through Accelerated Mission Tests (AMTs).
The skies above Ellsworth Air Force Base, are routinely filled with B-1 bombers, but during Sept. 17 to 21, base bombers shared the airspace and ramp area with several South Dakota Air National Guard F-16s during a Guard training exercise.
America's newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal Combat Air Force on the planet. Seven officers from class 12-BBC successfully completed the F-16 basic course and celebrated this momentous accomplishment with their families, friends, academic instructors and instructor pilots from the 62nd Fighter Squadron.
In August, the Swamp Foxes of the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing wrapped up an historic four-month deployment to Afghanistan.
ITT Exelis announced it had performed a successful demonstration of its Advanced Defensive Electronic Warfare System (AIDEWS) with F-16s from the Chilean Air Force.
The U.S. Air Force's newest Viper pilots will culminate nine months of demanding training today and receive their graduation certificates.
On a scorching afternoon in the skies over Luke Air Force Base, one F- 16 pilot reached a milestone few can claim in their careers.
While the Republic of Iraq anticipates an initial delivery of F-16s in September 2014, the pilots who will fly them embark on a historic partnership with the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Fighter Wing to learn how to fly the multi-purpose fighter.
The final three of 24 F-16 fighter aircraft for the Royal Moroccan Air Force have departed Lockheed Martin’s facility in Texas on their way to their new home in Morocco.
The Dutch Defence Ministry sent two F-16 fighters to intercept a Spanish airplane thought to be carrying hostages on board. The plane which took of from Malaga was bound for Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.
Indonesia has requested permission from Washington to procure Raytheon AGM-65K2 Maverick air-to-ground missiles in a deal that indicates the growing military ties between the two nations.
Belgian Air Force F16AM FA-99
crashed right outside the airbase in Kleine-Brogel around 15.15h. The incident is most likely due to an engine stall caused by a bird strike.
Another SCANG pilot hit a professional landmark during the current Afghanistan deployment. Maj. Ian "Chester" Toogood hit 2,000 hours in the F-16 on July 15 while providing base defense over Kandahar Airfield.
The 148th Fighter Wing deployed approximately 300 members to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan over the period of August 5th-11th in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
There's something to be said for goals - whether big or small, they motivate a person to keep going, to take one more step when quitting would be so much easier. Sometimes, it's hard to tell if all this hard work will lead to something worth the effort. For Col. Kurt "Huevos" Gallegos
, 301st Operations Group Commander, it's led to reaching milestones that only come with hard work and time.