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.
Four small teams on base work behind the scenes to ensure pilots have flawless flights and survival equipment for their missions.
Lockheed Martin has won a contract worth $841.9m (£528.2m) to supply Morocco with 24 block 52 F-16 fighter aircraft and support equipment, the Defense Department said on Tuesday.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on December 17 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of modification and installation of part kits to upgrade 156 F-110-GE-100 engines through the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP).
The 178th Fighter Wing, Springfield, Ohio, graduated its final American F-16 Fighting Falcon Basic Course class Dec. 12 at a formal banquet at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.
Fiscal year 2009 marked the second year that the Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Training Detachment flew 3,000 hours. As a reward for meeting the annual goal pilots were able to enjoy a day off for their hard work.
During a Sept. 23 test, an AIM-9X fired from a U.S. Air Force F-16C fighter sank a rapidly moving target boat in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress December 7 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to establish a Material Management Program for repair and return of 61 F100-PW-220E engine modules.
Shaw Airmen supporting the alert mission, from maintainers to pilots, standby 'round the clock in case they are needed.
History isn't always the "old stuff" which occurred hundreds of years ago. History is made every second of every day. Something that happened just a few years back could be historically significant in many ways.
The 18th Aircraft Maintenance Unit is an important team to Eielson Air Force Base. The hard work they perform keeps the F-16 Fighting Falcons, more commonly known as Aggressors, flying in RED FLAG-Alaska.
While the pilots strategize during intelligence briefings and planning meetings, maintainers and munitions Airmen safely load "live" bombs and make sure the jets are ready for combat.
Misawa Air Base's F-16 Fighting Falcons will fly against enemy aircraft in order to strike targets, protect the base and fly missions during a realistic simulation of war beginning October 28.
"Falcon Air Meet 2009", a multi-national F-16 competition hosted by the Royal Jordanian Air Force officially opened October 20.