On May 23, 37° Stormo at Trapani held a farewell ceremony for the completion of the "Peace Caesar" program which ended the lease of US built F-16 fighters that had been in service with the Italian airforce for the past nine years defending the countries airspace.
Becoming a fighter pilot was 1st Lt. Andrew Lehman's childhood dream. He started flying at the age of 17 and has worked hard ever since to make that dream count.
The mission of the 56th Fighter Wing is to, "Train the world's greatest F-16 fighter pilots and maintainers, while deploying mission ready warfighters." Fifteen graduates of the F-16 Initial Qualification Course, Class 11-EBG, will cross the stage today and enter the Combat Air Forces as just that -- the world's greatest.
The Boeing Company and the U.S. Air Force completed the first manned flight of the QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) on May 4 at Cecil Field in Jacksonville.
Test pilots from Edwards Air Force Base, held a training course at Eielson April 23 through 27, teaching 18th Aggressor Squadron aviators to harness the power of the F-16 Fighting Falcon even when pushed beyond its limits.
On April 10, 1977, the Air Force announced the 388th Fighter Wing as the first operational unit to be equipped with the new F-16 fighter jet.
U.S. pilots from the 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons based out of Aviano Air Base, Italy, have been given a rare opportunity to train and share experiences with Bulgarian air force MiG-21 and MiG-29 pilots during their deployment in support of Thracian Star 2012.
The last of more than 70 Airmen returned to Misawa Air Base April 19, 2012 after spending three weeks in Singapore in support of exercise Commando Sling 12-2.
U.S. and Bulgarian Airmen launched Thracian Star 2012, a joint training exercise focused on building partnerships and increasing interoperability, during a ceremony on April 18.
A reports from The Netherlands Court of Audit indicates the Dutch Ministry of Defense made a decision on April 8, 2011 to reduce its number of F-16s from 87 to 68 aircraft while the Rutte-Verhagen government has deferred a decision on purchasing the F-35 until after elections planned to be held in 2015.
For the first time the Polish Air Force conducted a combat training exercise with the Israeli Air Force as Israel was in the midst of a new surge of rocket fire directed at the South of the country.
Lockheed Martin commemorated the 4,500th F-16 Fighting Falcon delivery on April 3rd with a ceremony for employees, customers, former executives and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Kay Granger and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.
In late 1969, a conspiracy was hatched in secret all-night meetings in Washington, D.C. area hotel rooms that would have a profound impact on military aviation and Fort Worth.
Soaring above the skies of Luke Air Force Base, a pilot reached a milestone few pilots can claim throughout their careers. Maj. Saxon Yandell
, 69th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, reached his 3,000th F-16 flying hour March 15 after 15 years of flying.
Not even the sun had a chance to rise before Airmen here began their work during a combined combat generation exercise, March 2, between United States and Republic of Korea air forces.