The British newspaper 'The Times' has lifted the veil on missions in Afghanistan by Belgian F-16 fighter bombers charged with supporting NATO ground troops.
F-16s from 176 FS scrambled by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) intercepted and chased a stolen Cessna 172 over three US states before the pilot landed on a highway in Missouri and ran away.
Yesterday at 09:00 local time, four Danish F-16s and one C-130 deployed to Iceland where they will patrol the Icelandic aerospace throughout March.
According to the Jakarta Post the Indonesian Air Force deployed a single F-16 on Wednesday along with a nine-person air crew from Madiun, East Java, to help secure Indonesian waters around the disputed Ambalat territory.
An F-16 pilot with the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flew his 100th combat sortie, an armed overwatch mission over Baghdad, Oct. 2.
Coalition air forces in Iraq unleashed a new precision guided weapon against anti-Iraqi forces August 12.
Two Italian AMI F-16s from 5º Stormo scrambled to intercept a Ukrainian Tupolev Tu-134/A which entered Italian airspace on Monday without permission.
332nd Expeditionary Operations Group F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, will reach two career milestones in a matter of weeks, one of which no other current Air Force fighter pilot has done until now.
Belgium will deploy four F-16AM fighters and 140 more troops in Afghanistan within this year.
Pilots assigned to the 162nd Fighter Wing's Alert Detachment at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., will fly air patrols and air defense deterrence missions in support of the Super Bowl XLII Feb. 3 in Glendale, Ariz.
F-16s had to scramble twice again to intercept and identify Russian bombers.
Two Air Force F-16s destroyed a mobile insurgent mortar team consisting of three al-Qaeda members, a mortar launcher and van Nov. 14 in Adwaniyah using maverick laser-guided missiles.
Capt. Seward "Two Dots" Matwick, 28, an F-16 pilot with the 14th Fighter Squadron earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his role in a combat mission over Iraq in February.
Denmark scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to identify a Russian bomber detected on radar near the NATO member's airspace, the Danish air force said in a statement.
A pilot from the 510th Fighter Squadron was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross here Oct. 29 for his aerial combat support of friendly forces in the vicinity of An Najaf, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.