As their F-16 Fighting Falcon pulled into its parking spot on the airfield, the dedicated crew chiefs from the 34th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit had something to be proud of: tail number #89-2119 had returned from its 30th code 1 sortie over the skies of Afghanistan, March 23, 2010.
The 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, won the Colombian Trophy for military flight safety achievement. The wing had a most impressive year, flying more than 16,000 hours and 8,000 sorties with no Class A, B or C mishaps.
According to the Standard-Examiner. The 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base will deactivate this coming summer. Plans are in progress to reduce Hills fleet of F-16s from 72 to 48 aircraft.
The 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron became the first squadron to use a new satellite communication capability for F-16s in Operation Iraqi Freedom Feb. 19, 2010.
Kirtland Air Force Base will lose 18 ANG F-16Cs from the 188th Fighter Squadron & hundreds of jobs as part of the federal government's plan to cut its fighter fleet.
Turning wrenches, fixing leaks and replacing tires--no maintenance issue goes overlooked when the performance of a multi-million fighter jet is at stake.
Aerial demonstration pilots received certification February 4, from Gen. William Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, and their performances are now ready for the 2010 air show season.
A pilot with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing reached a monumental milestone while deployed on February 5th, 2010.
Maintaining an F-16 aircraft is no easy task. Add extra flying missions, longer shifts and increased safety hazards, and the task is more daunting than usual. But the Airmen of the 482nd Maintenance Group of Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., are up for the challenge.
Shaw F-16 fighter jets will be busy well before Super Bowl Sunday preparing to protect the skies around Sun Life Stadium in Miami for game day.
The Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) is to make its international debut at this month's Al Ain Aerobatic Show by sending two F-16s to display during the 4 day event held at Al Ain International Airport in the United Arab Emirates from January 27-30.
Norway celebrated 30 years of F-16 operations. On January 15 1980 test pilot Steinar Berg flew F-16B #78-0301 from the Fokker factory at Amsterdam-Schiphol in the Netherlands to Rygge AFB ushering in a new era for the arctic air force.
Until a few weeks ago, a Marine under heavy enemy fire on a remote Afghanistan hillside could not talk directly with the F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot until they were in line-of-sight to provide air support.
The USAFs in Europe commander emphasized the important role each airman fulfills in supporting the mission both at home station and in the deployed environment during his visit Jan. 8, to Spangdahlem AB, Germany.
Most Airmen have seen an aircraft take off. They hear the hum of a taxiing jet. It sits at the end of the runway, and then zooms across the landscape as if it were shot from a cannon at a thousand miles per hour.