On a scorching afternoon in the skies over Luke Air Force Base, one F- 16 pilot reached a milestone few can claim in their careers.
While the Republic of Iraq anticipates an initial delivery of F-16s in September 2014, the pilots who will fly them embark on a historic partnership with the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Fighter Wing to learn how to fly the multi-purpose fighter.
The final three of 24 F-16 fighter aircraft for the Royal Moroccan Air Force have departed Lockheed Martin’s facility in Texas on their way to their new home in Morocco.
Indonesia has requested permission from Washington to procure Raytheon AGM-65K2 Maverick air-to-ground missiles in a deal that indicates the growing military ties between the two nations.
Another SCANG pilot hit a professional landmark during the current Afghanistan deployment. Maj. Ian "Chester" Toogood hit 2,000 hours in the F-16 on July 15 while providing base defense over Kandahar Airfield.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 55th Fighter Squadron instructor pilot has earned recognition as the top in his craft in Air Combat Command.
The Thunderbirds are the U.S. Air Force's premier air demonstration team; from the pilots to the maintainers, they represent the best the Air Force has to offer.
Lt.Col. Scott "Cleetus" Bridgers
recently joined the elite class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots to cross the 4000-hour flying threshold, stepping to his aircraft with nearly 3,996 hours in the seat of a Viper and landing with 4,000.5.
Pacific Air Forces released a report on the Air Force's plan to move people and aircraft associated with the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska, to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, near Anchorage, Alaska.