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.
The Republic of Korea has selected BAE Systems to upgrade the avionics and electronic systems for its fleet of F-16 aircraft.
Israeli new media reported an F-16I 'Sufa' sustained damage during an aerial refuelling exercise which resulted in the boom on the Boeing 707 'Reem' tanker to disintegrate.
The fighter pilot who was rescued at sea earlier this week after his jet went down in the Pacific Ocean returned home to Misawa Air Base on Friday.
An F-16C crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of northern Japan today. The pilot ejected and was rescued according to the Japanese Coast Guard some six hours after the aircraft went down.
In a tradition nearly as old as military aviation itself, Brigadier General James N. "Bull" Post III
, 354th Fighter Wing commander, completed his final flight at Eielson Air Force Base on July 11, symbolizing the end of his command.
The Thunderbirds are the air demonstration squadron of the USAF, based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. They tour the United States and much of the world, performing aerobatic formations and solo flying in specially marked aircraft's acting as the Nations Ambassadors in Blue.
Lockheed Martin has received a $23 million contract from the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) to provide additional Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) for their F-16 fleet.
While the island nation of Japan continues to rebuild in the wake of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, its airmen look to reconstitute the country's air defenses - learning to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon with the Arizona Air National Guard.
In the span of a month, two South Carolina Air National Guard F-16 pilots have reached a milestone few aviators achieve. Col. David "Oscar" Meyer
is the second pilot from the 169th Fighter Wing to reach 4,000 hours in the F-16 while deployed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
"Last week we received a deployment order tasking nearly 300 of our Bulldogs of the 148th Fighter Wing to go serve at Kandahar Air Field, in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom," said 179th Fighter Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Chris Blomquist during a press conference at the 148th Fighter Wing June 28, 2012.
Team Eglin's military flying community, its leaders, family and local supporters gathered to recognize a "hero" added to a selective category of military members who risked life in combat to protect others.
The Danish Ministry of Defence announced that it has selected Northrop Grumman's LITENING G4 targeting system for its F-16 fighter aircraft.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received an $87.8 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract to provide the APG-68(V)9 airborne fire control radar to Thailand, Iraq and Oman for use on F-16 fighter aircraft.