A dozen F-16s, their pilots and 36 maintainers returned home Friday after a nearly seven month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
Inspection team members from the 354th Maintenance Squadron remove panels on an F-16 Fighting Falcon to take a closer look at the wear and tear the aircraft may have endured during its last few hundred flying hours.
The 8th Fighter Wing relies on more than two thousand permanently assigned Airmen from across the Air Force to complete its mission.
The Government of Iraq has postponed a purchase of 18 F-16IQ jets worth approximately $1 Billion from United States and diverted the needed funds to feeding the countries poor, according to officials.
The 56th Fighter Wing was visited Jan. 27 to Tuesday by Pacific Air Forces commander, Gen. Gary North, whose 35 years in the Air Force would definitely fit the description of bigger than life.
The United Arab Emirates air force recently flew a squadron of F-16 Block 60 Desert Falcons across the Atlantic Ocean for the first time to participate in Red Flag 11-2 and strengthen partnerships with allied nations.
Shooting down enemy aircraft over American soil is an event U.S.-based alert pilots train for.
Airforce officials are keeping quiet about a commander with the Alabama Air National Guard who could possibly face charges following an investigation that he had received nearly $96,000 in unauthorized compensatory time and had regularly flown an F-16 on personal trips.
After 17 months of silence, the 33rd Fighter Wing flightline finally roared back to life January 13, 2011.